Technion Program for Excellence

Niv Cohen / Mathematics, Physics

About myself:

I was born in 1990. My main interest is theoretical physics but I also take interest in mathematics, algorithms and biology. I’m from originally from Ra’anana. I served 3 years in the IDF as an algorithm developer and learned some math courses in the Open Universities during those years. I participated in the 9th Asian Physics Olympiad and now a part of the Israeli Physics Olympiad instruction team.

My current research interests are mathematical physics and space propulsion.

When did you start the program: Winter 2012.

Hobbies and other activities:

My hobbies include basketball, card games, swimming, hiking and reading.

Projects you are doing that are not part of the standard curriculum:

I did a summer internship in the Weizmann Institute of Science in a Heavy Ion Physics group analyzing data from ATLAS at LHC.

I did a second summer internship in the University of Oldenburg in a Marine Physics group optimizing wind LIDAR resolution.