Dorri Halbertal, Ph.D.

Dorri Halbertal will work as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Dmitri Basov at Columbia University, where he will employ optical methods to investigate new physics of quantum materials. Halbertal started as a theoretical astrophysicist and developed advanced numerical models to study supernovae and then changed fields, receiving his Ph.D. in 2017 in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Professor Eli Zeldov.

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Boris Leistedt, Ph.D.

Boris Leistedt was appointed as a Junior Fellow in 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University. He resigned his Fellowship in 2016 after accepting a NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship. He completed his Ph.D. with Hiranya Peiris at University College London. He received a master’s degree in physics from University Paris Sud (Orsay), as well as a joint master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mons (Belgium) and Supélec (France).

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Jonathan Ullman, Ph.D.

Jonathan Ullman was appointed as a Junior Fellow in 2014 as a postdoctoral research scientist in the department of computer science at Columbia University. He resigned his Fellowship in 2015 due to receiving a faculty position. He completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2013 and stayed there for a year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Research on Computation and Society. While at Harvard, he had the good fortune to be advised by Prof. Salil Vadhan. Prior to coming to Harvard, he graduated from Princeton 2008 and spent a year trading stock options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange.

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