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Associate Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics

Benjamin Lev

Associate Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics
Benjamin Lev is a physics professor at Stanford University. He received his Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude from Princeton in 1999 and his Ph.D. from Caltech in 2005, both in Physics. Benjamin was a National Research Council postdoc at JILA and an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the Stanford faculty in 2011, where he is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physics and Applied Physics. Benjamin has received a Packard Foundation Fellowship and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from President Obama. In addition, he received the NSF CAREER award and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DARPA, and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program awards. Benjamin’s research focuses on exploring quantum many-body physics, including quantum neural networks, using techniques at the interface of ultracold atomic physics, quantum optics, and condensed matter physics. He is an APS Fellow and a member of the Defense Science Study Group. His research has been funded by the NSF, DOE, ARO, AFOSR, ONR, DARPA, NTT, and the Moore Foundation.

Benjamin’s research focuses on exploring quantum many-body physics, including quantum neural networks, using techniques at the interface of ultracold atomic physics, quantum optics, and condensed matter physics.

Education

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Physics (2005)
A.B., Princeton University, Physics, Magna Cum Laude (1999)
Valedictorian, Crystal River High School (1995)