Itamar Gurman is a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the field of Condensed Matter Physics. His area of research is the fractional quantum Hall effect, where electrons, which are confined to a two dimensional world, cooled down to sub Kelvin temperatures and exposed to a high magnetic field, behave as new quasi-particles with a fraction of a charge. Itamar is exploring the traits of these quasi-particles, through experiments aimed at measuring their exclusion statistics, the correlation between one another and additional quantum properties. He hopes to open a path to new understandings and questions in the field of condensed matter.
• I. Gurman*, R. Sabo*, M. Heiblum, V. Umansky & D. Mahalu. 2012. Extracting net current from an upstream neutral mode in the fractional quantum Hall regime. Nature Communications: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2305
• M. Dolev, Y. Gross, R. Sabo, I. Gurman, M. Heiblum, V.Umansky, and D. Mahalu. 2011. Characterizing Neutral Modes of Fractional States in the Second Landau Level. Physical Review Letters 107: 036805