Dolev Bluvstein

Hertz Fellow: Dolev Bluvstein
School

University of California, Santa Barbara

Area of Study

Experimental Quantum Physics

Fellowship Years

2019 - present

Dolev is a senior physics major at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who grew up in Sunnyvale, Calif. He approaches nanoscale technology with the ambition to revolutionize the capacity of humans to understand the universe and master its behavior. He has joined the growing wave of research in quantum information science that could potentially transform modern computing, communications, and biological and environmental sensing.

Dolev’s interests involve technologically harnessing the unique rules of quantum mechanics, which dictate the laws of physics at atomic and subatomic scales, in bizarre and counterintuitive ways when compared to the classical physics that dominates the world of everyday life. His undergraduate research with Prof. Ania Bleszynski Jayich includes exploiting an atomic-sized defect in diamonds to reshape nuclear magnetic resonance technology — an advancement that could have far-reaching implications in biology and medicine. Dolev’s bibliography includes lead-authorship of a publication in one of the most prestigious physics journals, Physical Review Letters. In his PhD work and beyond, he will continue developing quantum technology and searching for innovative interdisciplinary solutions.

Dolev’s numerous awards include the Goldwater Scholarship, which supports undergraduates who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. He also was selected as a U.S. delegate to the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. He enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, and swimming in the ocean.