$50 Million Gift Names the Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering at Israel’s Technion-量子客
The Israeli Institute of technology announced that the quantum center was named Helen Diller Center of quantum science, matter and engineering.


New York, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has announced a $50 million naming gift from the Helen Diller Family Foundation to support the university’s new state-of-the-art quantum center. The center will henceforth be named the Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering.

The gift, which is expendable to allow for its immediate use, will strengthen the Technion’s position as a world leader in quantum science and engineering by providing the means for new faculty recruitment, establishing new infrastructure, seed funding for research and development, and educating a new generation of engineers with a mastery of quantum mechanics.

The Technion is one of the preeminent institutions for technology in the world, and my parents thought this was an important investment for the future of Israel and humanity,” said Helen Diller’s daughter, Jackie Safier, who is President of the Helen Diller Family Foundation. “The new Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering will help Israel secure its place in the next revolution in science and engineering.”

The Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering – the first of its kind in Israel – is uniquely poised to advance the basic sciences while using the principles of quantum mechanics to impact various engineering fields, and to develop applications for a wide range of industries. Research conducted there will be focused on quantum computing and information processing, quantum communications, quantum sensing and detection, quantum simulations, simulators and quantum materials. The Center also will serve as a platform for collaboration between Technion scientists and engineers involved in quantum physics, nanotechnology, materials science, communications, and information theory, and will include researchers from the faculties of electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science.

Quantum mechanics – a fundamental theory in physics that describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles – revolutionized science in the early part of the twentieth century. Now, Technion scientists are on the verge of being able to employ quantum in ways that promise to shape the future. Technologies born from quantum science will include: totally secure computing, communications and online transactions; superior sensing technology that can be used for medical treatments and diagnoses, and for monitoring chemical, biological and nuclear materials; the development of computers with computational powers far beyond those of standard computers; and new materials with unusual electrical, optical and magnetic properties that will lead to new and innovative devices and solutions.

“Over the years, Technion has gained renowned experience in identifying the needs of industries and opportunities for developing the Israeli economy,” said Technion President, Professor Peretz Lavie. “In the past, this experience has been demonstrated in many fields, including space and aeronautics, microelectronics, electro-optics, and nanotechnology. This ability has allowed Technion to lead historic shifts in Israeli society and play a vital role in building Israel as the ‘Startup Nation’ – a globally recognized technological powerhouse.”

The Technion has a long history of major contributions to quantum science research. On May 15, 1935, Professor Nathan Rosen, the founder of the Technion Physics department, along with his mentor, Professor Albert Einstein, and their colleague, Boris Podolsky, published a historic paper on quantum fusion and the EPR Paradox (named after the three authors, listed alphabetically). In 1993, Technion Faculty of Physics Professor Asher Peres and colleagues published a groundbreaking paper on quantum teleportation, which has become a major milestone in quantum information and communication. The Technion’s broad and in-depth involvement in the field of quantum physics has continued ever since, with many Technion researchers being major figures on the world scene in all aspects of quantum sciences and engineering.

Two top faculty members who will be part of the leadership of the Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering are Professor Gadi Eisenstein, director of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion, and Mordechai (Moti) Segev, the Robert J. Shillman Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Technion.

“The world is now witnessing the second quantum revolution,” said Professor Gadi Eisenstein. “The immense nanotechnology capabilities and expertise developed worldwide in the past 15 years have paved the way for scientists to employ quantum science in engineering technologies that will impact society at large.”

“The Technion is at the forefront of research in many areas involving quantum mechanics,” said Distinguished Professor Segev. “The Technion is where the generation of entanglement – a fundamental quantum property – with artificial atoms (“quantum dots”) was first demonstrated (by Prof. David Gershoni and his students),” said Distinguished Professor Segev. “This is where Prof. Gadi Eisenstein and his team developed tiny, inexpensive atomic clocks that found their way into industry. This is where innovative theoretical concepts were developed (by Profs. Netanel Lindner, Daniel Podolsky, Assa Auerbach and their students) in the area of quantum materials (topological insulators), with huge worldwide impact. These are only a few examples, out of very many, including some by my own team, such as our recent discovery of topological insulator lasers that started off as a quantum simulator system and evolved into devices with real potential impact on technology. The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s generous grant elevates the Technion to the pinnacle of quantum research institutions, and it is truly a game changer.”

“In the coming decade, the Technion will lead the global quantum revolution thanks to its unique cohesion between the basic sciences and engineering expertise,” added President Lavie. “We established a Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering based on the belief that this technology is vital to Israel’s economy and security. The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s exciting seed funding gift will enable the Center to act now in the goal of providing a better future for Israelis as well as humankind overall.”

“This is a remarkable moment for the Technion, Israel and the world,” said Jeff Richard, CEO of the American Technion Society. “This transformational gift from the Helen Diller Family Foundation will enable the Technion to maintain its place at the forefront of quantum research, and to continue to lead the way for the quantum-based applications and innovations that promise to shape the future.”

About the Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering

The Helen Diller Center for Quantum Science, Matter and Engineering will focus on developing quantum computation, communications, new materials and sensing technologies that are expected to impact the future. The main research areas will include:

Quantum Communication: With cybersecurity breaches disrupting governments, financial institutions and vast computer networks around the world, the advent of totally secure communications would be revolutionary.  Because no cryptographically coded system that is not a quantum system can provide a similar degree of security, developing quantum aspects of computing, communications, communication security, sensing, and signal processing is vital.

Quantum Sensing and Detection: Quantum sensors, which outperform traditional sensory equipment, will be used to monitor numerous physical conditions on land, in the air and at sea. Many security systems, including anti-missile defenses, night vision, and missile identification will be vastly improved with quantum sensors. Civil applications such as energy harvesting, medical treatment and diagnosis, environmental improvements via monitoring of dangerous chemical, biological, and nuclear materials will also have a large influence on society.

Quantum Computing: Quantum computing is considered the “Holy Grail” of quantum technology. Quantum computers are fundamentally different from transistor-based classical computers that use binary (0/1) logic. Because quantum computers operate according to quantum mechanical principles, they make use of an endless number of 1 and zero combinations thereby enabling computational powers not possible with standard computers.

Quantum Materials: Quantum technologies will require new and improved materials and are therefore crucial. The quantum materials often have unusual electrical, optical, and magnetic properties that can pave the way for a range of innovative quantum devices.  New material fabrication techniques and sophisticated material characterization schemes will be developed together with deep theoretical studies of their properties.

Quantum Simulators: Quantum systems can execute much more sophisticated simulations than existing computers. Therefore, they are expected to break new ground for simulations of fundamental processes in condensed matter physics and cold atoms, which will give rise to new technologies, biological systems, and optical systems such as the topological laser recently developed at the Technion Faculty of Physics.

About the Helen Diller Family Foundation

The Helen Diller Family Foundation is renown in the San Francisco Bay Area, North American, and global Jewish and general community. Thousands of Israeli and global Jewish teens have participated in the Diller Teen Fellows program drawing them closer to Israel and their Jewish identity. The national Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize outstanding teens for volunteer service projects. The Foundation has funded historic gifts to UCSF for cancer, medical research, and a recently announced new hospital building in San Francisco. Museums have been beneficiaries of grants including the new Israel National Library under construction. The Foundation has created innovative playgrounds at major parks in San Francisco. The University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Cruz, have received funding among other educational institutions in Israel and the U.S. Jackie Safier, one of Sanford and Helen Diller’s three children serves as President of the family’s foundation and Chief Executive Officer of the family’s real estate business, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.

About the Technion

For more than a century, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has pioneered in science and technology education and delivered world-changing impact. Proudly a global university, the Technion has long leveraged boundary-crossing collaborations to advance breakthrough research and technologies. Now with a presence in Israel, China and the United States, the Technion will prepare the next generation of global innovators. Technion people, ideas and inventions make immeasurable contributions to the world, innovating in fields from cancer research and sustainable energy to quantum computing and computer science.

About the American Technion Society 

The American Technion Society (ATS) supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, ATS represents thousands of US donors, alumni and stakeholders that invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. Over more than 75 years, ATS’s nationwide supporter network has funded new Technion scholarships, research, labs, and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses on three continents.


2018年4月16日,纽约(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – 以色列理工学院已经宣布了海伦迪勒家族基金会提供的价值5000万美元的命名礼物,以支持该大学新建的最先进的量子中心。该中心今后将被命名为海伦迪勒量子科学,物质和工程中心。


“ 海伦迪勒的女儿杰克·萨菲尔说:” 哲理是世界上技术领先的机构之一,我的父母认为这是对以色列和人类未来的重要投资。“ 她是海伦迪勒家族基金会总裁。“新的海伦迪勒量子科学,物质和工程中心将帮助以色列在科学和工程领域的下一场革命中取得成功。”

海伦迪勒量子科学,物质和工程中心 – 这是以色列的第一个 – 在利用量子力学的原理来影响各种工程领域以及开发广泛的行业应用的同时,也是独一无二的,旨在推进基础科学。这里进行的研究将集中在量子计算和信息处理,量子通信,量子传感和检测,量子模拟,模拟器和量子材料。该中心还将作为参与量子物理,纳米技术,材料科学,通信和信息理论的Technion科学家和工程师之间的合作平台,包括电气工程,物理,化学,材料科学工程,机械工程和计算机科学。

量子力学 – 物理学中的一个基本理论,它在原子和亚原子粒子能级的最小尺度上描述自然 – 在二十世纪早期革命化了科学。现在,Technion科学家正处于能够以有望塑造未来的方式应用量子产品的边缘。来自量子科学的技术将包括:完全安全的计算,通信和在线交易; 卓越的传感技术,可用于医学治疗和诊断,以及监测化学,生物和核材料; 计算能力远远超出标准计算机的发展; 以及具有不寻常的电气,光学和磁性特性的新材料,这些材料将导致创新的设备和解决方案。

“多年来,Technion在确定行业需求和发展以色列经济的机遇方面积累了丰富的经验,” Technion总裁Peretz Lavie教授表示。“过去,这一经验在太空,航空,微电子,电光学和纳米技术等许多领域得到了展现。这种能力使得Technion能够引领以色列社会的历史性转变,并在将以色列建设成为全球公认的技术强国“创业国”方面发挥重要作用。“

Technion对量子科学研究有着悠久的历史贡献。1935年5月15日,Technion物理系创始人Nathan Rosen教授和他的导师Albert Einstein教授及其同事Boris Podolsky发表了一篇关于量子融合和EPR Paradox的历史性论文(以三作者,按字母顺序列出)。1993年,Technion物理系物理学教授Asher Peres及其同事发表了一篇关于量子隐形传态的开创性论文,该论文已成为量子信息与通信领域的一个重要里程碑。Technion在量子物理领域的广泛而深入的参与一直延续至今,许多Technion研究人员是量子科学和工程各个方面的世界舞台上的主要人物。

两位将担任海伦迪勒量子科学,物质和工程中心领导职位的顶级教师包括Technion罗素Berrie纳米技术研究所所长Gard Eisenstein教授和罗伯特J.莫迪凯(MotiSegev教授。希尔曼杰出物理学教授在Technion

“世界正在目睹第二次量子革命,” 教授加迪爱森斯坦说。“过去15年来,全球范围内发展起来的巨大纳米技术能力和专业技术为科学家将量子科学应用于影响整个社会的工程技术铺平了道路。”

“在处理涉及量子力学的许多领域的研究方面,Technion处于领先地位,” 杰出的Segev教授说。“Technion是第一次证明由人造原子(”量子点“)产生的纠缠 – 一种基本的量子性质 – 由David Gershoni教授和他的学生首先证明了这一点,”杰出的Segev教授说。“这就是加迪爱森斯坦教授和他的团队研发小巧,价格低廉的原子钟的地方。这就是在量子材料(拓扑绝缘子)领域开发创新理论概念的地方(由Netanel Lindner教授,Daniel Podolsky教授,Assa Auerbach教授和他们的学生组成),具有巨大的全球影响力。这些只是几个例子中的很多例子,包括我自己团队的一些例子,例如我们最近发现的拓扑绝缘体激光器,最初是作为量子模拟器系统开始的,并演变成对技术具有实际潜在影响的器件。

“在未来的十年中,由于其基础科学和工程专业知识之间的独特凝聚力,Technion将领导全球量子革命,” Lavie总裁补充说。“我们建立了一个量子科学,物质和工程中心,其基础是相信这项技术对以色列的经济和安全至关重要。海伦迪勒家族基金会的令人兴奋的种子基金礼物将使该中心现在的行动目标是为以色列人以及整个人类提供更美好的未来。“










海伦迪勒家族基金会在旧金山湾区,北美和全球犹太人及一般社区享有盛誉。数千名以色列和全球犹太青少年参加了迪勒青少年研究员计划,使他们更接近以色列和他们的犹太人身份。全国Diller Teen Tikkun Olam奖表彰志愿者服务项目的优秀青少年。该基金会资助了UCSF为癌症,医学研究和最近在旧金山宣布的新医院大楼提供的历史礼物。博物馆一直是赠款的受益者,包括正在建设的新的以色列国家图书馆。基金会在旧金山的主要公园创建了创新的游乐场。加州大学伯克利分校,加州大学圣克鲁兹分校, 




美国Technion SocietyATS)通过Technion-Israel Institute of Technology支持有远见的教育和改变世界的影响。ATS总部位于纽约市,代表了数千名美国捐赠者,校友和利益相关者,他们投资于Technion的发展和创新,以推动为以色列国和全球利益服务的关键研究和技术。在超过75年的时间里,ATS全国支持网络已经资助了新的Technion奖学金,研究,实验室和设施,这些奖学金帮助提供世界性的贡献,并将Technion教育扩展到三大洲的校园。