Technion Program for Excellence

Niv Cohen / Mathematics, Physics

B.Sc. physics with mathematics.

Completing M.Sc. in physics.

Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: Winter 2012 – 2014.
During his studies, Niv did a summer internship in the Weizmann Institute of Science in a Heavy Ion Physics group analyzing data from ATLAS at LHC.
He also did a second summer internship in the University of Oldenburg in a Marine Physics group optimizing wind LIDAR resolution.

Recommendation to Program participants: “In my opinion, you should never take a course or a project unless you have a strong and genuine motivation for it, such as answering questions you already asked yourself before.”

Niv Cohen and Oded Kenneth. “The Aharonov Casher Effect: The Case of g not equal to 2” arXiv preprint:1506.08394 (2015).

Kelsic, Eric D., et al. “RNA Structural Determinants of Optimal Codons Revealed by MAGE-Seq” Cell Systems 3.6 (2016): 563-571.


Today (2017): Quantitative researcher at WorldQuant.

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