Prof. Rafi Bistritzer

School of Physics and Astronomy
ביה"ס לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Rafi Bistritzer
Office: Shenkar Physics, 417


​​Two-dimensional Van der Waals materials host a wide range of fascinating quantum phenomena and hold promise for unraveling some longstanding mysteries in condensed matter physics. Our theoretical work aims at utilizing the diversity and tunability of these systems to advance our understanding of solids.   

​Research achievements include: 

  • ​Theory of Moiré bands and prediction of magic-angle in bilayer graphene 

  • ​Prediction of Hofstadter butterfly physics in twisted bilayer graphene 

  • ​Theory of low dimensional ultra-cold atom interferometers ​ 


  • B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University, 2000

  • M.Sc. in Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2003

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Weizmann institute of Science, 2007

Academic Appointments

  • Research associate, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2010

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Tel-Aviv University, 2020-Today

Awards and Prizes

  • Wolf Prize, 2020

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