Mollie Kimchi-Schwartz

Hertz Fellow: Mollie Kimchi-Schwartz

University of California, Berkeley

Area of Study

Quantum Physics

Fellowship Years

2011 - 2016

Mollie Kimchi-Schwartz, PhD, is a technical staff scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Previously, Mollie was awarded the Hertz Foundation Fellowship and pursued her graduate work in the Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory at UC Berkeley, where she used superconducting circuits to explore the fundamental physics of quantum-limited measurement. Mollie is generally interested in exploiting the many uses of light-matter interactions, or cavity quantum electrodynamics, for engineering system Hamiltonians and generating and stabilizing quantum resources.

In 2009, Mollie, as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship, and the NSF Graduate Fellowship graduated, summa cum laude, from Columbia University with a BA in chemical physics. She was the salutatorian of her class. Her research accomplishments included collaborating in the first infrared spectroscopy of graphene, and uncovering fundamentally new dynamics that govern the propagation of a chemical reaction in two-dimensional vortex-dominated flows. Following her undergraduate studies, she spent two years at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, a federally-funded research and development center in Washington, D.C. that is tasked with providing technically-grounded, nonpartisan policy analysis to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.


2016 - Engineering Dissipation to Generate Entanglement between Remote Superconducting Qubits