Amir Yacoby


Amir Yacoby




  • A robust scanning diamond sensor for nanoscale imaging with single nitrogen-vacancy centres.

  • Imaging the Spin Texture of a Skyrmion Under Ambient Conditions Using an Atomic-Sized Sensor

  • Nanometre-scale probing of spin waves using single-electron spins

  • Subnanometre resolution in three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of individual dark spins

1994 – 1996

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA

1996 – 1997

Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies

1997 – 2002

Assistant Professor, Weizmann institute of Science, Israel

2002 – 2006

Associate Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2006 – 2011

Professor of Physics, Harvard University

2011 – present

Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University

2018 – present

Specially Appointed Professor, School of
Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


J. R. Petta, A. C. Johnson, J. M. Taylor, E. A. Laird, A. Yacoby, M. D. Lukin, C. M. Marcus, M. P. Hanson, A. C. Gossard, “Coherent Manipulation of Coupled
Electron Spins in Semiconductor Quantum Dots”, Science 309, 2180 


J. R. Maze, P. L. Stanwix, J. S. Hodges, S. Hong, J. M. Taylor, P. Cappellaro, L. Jiang, A.S. Zibrov, A. Yacoby, R. Walsworth and M. D. Lukin, “Nanoscale magnetic sensing with an individual electronic spin qubit in diamond”, Nature 455, 644 (2008).


M. D. Shulman, O. E. Dial, S. P. Harvey, H. Bluhm, V. Umansky, and A. Yacoby, “Demonstration of Entanglement of Electrostatically Coupled Singlet-Triplet Qubits”,
Science 336, 202 (2012).


A. Kou, B. E. Feldman, A. J. Levin, B. I. Halperin, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, and A. Yacoby, “Electron-hole asymmetric integer and fractional quantum Hall effect in
bilayer graphene”, Science 345, 55 (2014).

S. Hart, H. Ren, T. Wagner, P. Leubner, M. Mühlbauer, C. Brüne, H. Buhmann, L. W. Molenkamp and A. Yacoby, “Induced superconductivity in the quantum spin
Hall edge”, Nature Physics 10, 638 (2014).