Professor of Physics, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ady Stern is a professor of physics in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. A theoretical physicist, he is mostly interested in the way that quantum mechanics interplays with electronics. More specifically, he is interested in topological states of matter and the way they may be used to advance quantum information science, all the way to quantum computation. Stern sees physics as the field where you do your best to formulate the rules that govern the system you study, and then do your very best to break these rules. His hobby is popularization of science.