Jordan Cotler

Hertz Fellow: Jordan Cotler

Stanford University

Area of Study

Physics and Mathematics

Fellowship Years

2015 - present

Jordan Cotler discovered his passion for theoretical physics in high school when he performed summer research at Northwestern University and Stanford University. While still in high school, Jordan developed an original quantum cryptography protocol, earning him tenth place in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. At MIT, Jordan has performed research in theoretical physics, mathematics and neuroscience, resulting in several publications. His ongoing collaboration with Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek includes the discovery of entanglement enabled intensity interferometry. With support from his Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship, Jordan will pursue his PhD at Stanford, focusing on the intersection of high energy physics and quantum information theory.

A magician since the age of eight, Jordan is internationally known for creating original card effects, sold worldwide.