Dolev Bluvstein

2019 Hertz Fellow
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Dolev Bluvstein majored in physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and grew up in Sunnyvale, California.

He approaches nanoscale technology with the ambition to revolutionize the capacity of humans to understand the universe and master its behavior. He has joined the growing wave of research in quantum information science that could potentially transform modern computing, communications, and biological and environmental sensing. Dolev will pursue his PhD at Harvard University.

Dolev’s interests involve technologically harnessing the unique rules of quantum mechanics, which dictate the laws of physics at atomic and subatomic scales, in bizarre and counterintuitive ways when compared to the classical physics that dominates the world of everyday life. His undergraduate research with Prof. Ania Bleszynski Jayich includes exploiting an atomic-sized defect in diamonds to reshape nuclear magnetic resonance technology — an advancement that could have far-reaching implications in biology and medicine. Dolev’s bibliography includes lead-authorship of a publication in one of the most prestigious physics journals, Physical Review Letters. In his PhD work and beyond, he will continue developing quantum technology and searching for innovative interdisciplinary solutions.

Dolev’s numerous awards include the Goldwater Scholarship, which supports undergraduates who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. He also was selected as a U.S. delegate to the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. He enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, and swimming in the ocean.

Graduate Studies

Harvard University
Quantum Physics

Undergraduate Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara

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