Prof. Doron Cohen
Department of Physics
Ben-Gurion University
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
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באר שבע

 1987-1991    PhD, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
 1991-1996    R&D activity (IAF, MOD, RAFAEL, SCD).
 1996-1998    The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
 1998-2001    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
 2001-9999    Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. [more information]

Tasks and Courses
Research Highlights    
Research Group
PDFs of recent talks

steady state

Superfluidity in
atomtronic circuits

(PhysRev highlight)

The Bososnic Josephson Junction

Semi-linear rate
of energy absorption

Quantum Dissipation

Dephasing SP formula

Stochastic Spreading:
the Zeno effect

Moving walls

Quantum Stirring

Diffractive spreading

          Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The Physics Department
The Condensed-Matter Theory Group

  • Head of the physics teaching committee (2004-2011)
  • Head of the physics computation committee (2002-...)
  • Misc committees (appointments, graduate-school,...)
  • BGU Senate member, and chief judge at the court of appeals.
Courses: Research Interests:
  • Chaos and quantum mechanics ("Quantum Chaos").
  • Stochastic versus Coherent dynamics.
  • Dissipative dynamics, Brownian motion, Sinai spreading, Relaxation.
  • Dynamics of condensed particles, Bose-Hubbard (BH) model.
  • Theory of superfluidity in low dimensional BH circuits.
  • Theory of driven mesoscopic (nano) systems.
  • Adiabatic and non-adiabatic transport.
  • Pumping and stirring of particles in closed geometries.
  • Beyond linear response: energy absorption; mesoscopic conductance.
  • Theory of dissipation and quantum irreversibility.
  • Random Matrix Theory (RMT) modelling of semiclassical systems.

Lists of publications:
Wide scope
Theory of driven mesoscopic systems
Semilinear response theory
Non-equilibrium, FPE/NFT/FDT phenomenology
Quantum pumping and stirring
Stirring - prototype models and effects
Counting statistics in closed systems
Dynamics of condensed particles (BEC / BHH) - the bosonic Josephson junction
Dynamics of condensed particles (BEC / BHH) - stirring and scattering
Dynamics of condensed particles (BEC / BHH) - superfluidity and thermalization
Parametric evolution of wavefunctions (LDOS)
Wavepacket dynamics, Quantum Irreversibility, Loschmidt echo
Semiclassics, quantum-classical duality, localization, heat transport
System-Environment, Brownian motion, Dephasing
Kicked systems, the effect of noise
Kicked systems, the effect of dissipation