Pappalardo Fellows

Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2012-2015

Yoav Lahini

Name: Yoav Lahini

Title(s): Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2012-2015

Email: lahini at  

Phone: 617-253-7467


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 6C-433
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Areas of Physics:

Condensed Matter Theory, Condensed Matter Experiment

Research Interests

Yoav’s research addresses questions on the dynamic properties of periodic, disordered and quasi-periodic systems. Specifically, he is interested the interplay of disorder and nonlinear interactions in classical and quantum physics, in the study of quantum walks and quantum many-body dynamics, and in the study of topological effects in quasi-periodic systems.

Biographical Sketch

Yoav Lahini is completing his Ph.D. in experimental physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel working with Prof. Yaron Silberberg. Before going to Weizmann, Yoav earned his B.Sc. in physics at the Hebrew University. He is originally from Jerusalem, Israel.

Selected Publications

  • Y. Lahini, A. Avidan, F. Pozzi, M. Sorel, R. Morandotti, D. N. Christodoulides and Y. Silberberg: “Anderson localization and nonlinearity in one-dimensional photonic lattices” Physical Review Letters. 100, 013906 (2008).
  • Y. Lahini, R. Pugatch, F. Pozzi, M. Sorel, R. Morandotti, N. Davidson, and Y. Silberberg," Observation of a localization transition in quasi-periodic photonic lattices" Physical Review Letters 103, 013901 (2009).
  • Y. Bromberg Y. Lahini, E. Small and Y. Silberberg, "Hanbury-Brown and Twiss interferometry with interacting photons" Nature Photonics 4, 721 (2010).
  • Y. Lahini, Y. Bromberg and Y. Silberberg. “Quantum correlations in two-particle Anderson localization” Physical Review Letters 105, 163905 (2010).
  • K. E. Kraus, Y. Lahini, Z. Ringler, M. Verbin and O. Zilberberg “Topological states and adiabatic pumping in quasicrystals” arXiv:1109.5983.