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Israel Klich

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
311D JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 2004, Israel Institute of Technology
AS-PHYS Quantum entanglement and dynamics in lattice systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
June 01, 2019 – May 31, 2022
AS-PHYS Entanglement and Scattering in 1D and 2D
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2018
CAREER: Quantum Fluctuations, Entanglement and the Casimir Effect
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2010 – August 31, 2015
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 5620: Solid State Physics
Credits: 3
This course will study various phenomena in condensed matter physics, including crystallography, basic group theory, x-ray and neutron diffraction, lattice vibrations, electrons in a metal, electronic band theory, electrons under an external magnetic field, semiconductors, magnetism and superconductivity. Not only the topics but also the theoretical and experimental techniques that are covered in this course are essential for PhD students as well as advanced Undergraduate students in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering to excel in their research career. Prerequisite: PHYS 3650 (Quantum Mechanics I) or an equivalent course
PHYS 5880: Introduction to Quantum Computing
Credits: 3
An introduction to quantum computation, a modern discipline looking for ways to harness the power of quantum mechanics to gain exponential speedup of computations and simulations. We will go through the basic algorithms, discuss error correction and various physical platforms suggested for a possible implementation of such a computer. The course assumes a knowledge of linear algebra, basic probability and familiarity with quantum mechanics.
PHYS 8880: Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Credits: 3
Studies the quantum theory of light and other boson fields with a special emphasis on the nonclassical physics exemplified by squeezed and entangled quantum states. Applications to quantum communication, quantum computing, and ultraprecise measurements are discussed. Prerequisite: PHYS 7610 or instructor permission.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.