Dr. Shimshon Kallush

Dr. Shimshon Kallush

Dr. Shimshon Kallush

Department: Optical Engineering
Current Position: Head of Department, Senior Lecturer

Education :

B.Sc.1996 – 1998, Ben Gurion University, Beer – Sheva

M.Sc.1999 – 2000, Ben Gurion University, Beer – Sheva, with Rectors’ and Knesset Awards for

M.Sc.2001 – 2005, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, with Rectors’ and Knesset Awards for Ph.D. students

Research Interests
  • 1. Interaction of light & matter, analytical and simulations of dynamics of atoms & molecules in external fields
  • 2. (Quantum) Control of atomic & molecular systems
  • 3. Methods of dynamical simulations
  • 4. Electronic structure of molecules
  • 5. Nonlinear optics, chromophores, multi-photon processes
Courses
  • 1. Physics 1 Mechnical E
  • 2. Physics 1, Software E
  • 3. hysics 3 Biotechnology
  • 4. Physics 3 IE

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Refereed Papers

    1. S. Kallush and Y.B. Band, Short-pulse chirped adiabatic population transfer in diatomic molecules, Physical Review A 61 R41401 (2000) (Rapid Communication).
    2. S. Kallush, B. Segev, A. Sergeev and E.J. Heller, Surface Jumping: Frank-Condon Factor and Condon Points in Phase Space, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 106(25), 6006 (2002).
    3. Y.B. Band, S. Kallush, and Roi Baer, Rotational Aspects of short-pulse population transfer in diatomic molecules, Chemical Physics Letters, 392, 23 (2004).
    4. S. Kallush, M. Tennenbaum and B. Segev, Local group velocity and path-delay: Semiclassical propagators for the time evolution of Wigner functions in deep tunneling and in dispersive media, Chemical Physics Letters, 396, 261 (2004).
    5. S. Kallush, B. Segev, and R. Côtè, Evanescent-wave mirror for ultracold diatomic polar molecules, Physical Review Letters, 95, 163005 (2005).
    6. S. Kallush, B. Segev, and R. Côtè, Manipulating atoms and molecules with evanescent-wave mirrors, European Journal of Physics D, 35, 3 (2005).
    7. N. Zamstein, S. Kallush, and B. Segev, A phase-space approach to the T1 → S0 radiationless decay in benzene: the effect of deuteration, Journal of Chemical Physics, 123, 074304 (2005).
    8. S. Kallush and Ronnie Kosloff, The Quantum Governor: Automatic quantum control and reduction of the influence of noise without measuring, Physical Review A 73, 032324 (2006).
    9. S. Kallush and Ronnie Kosloff, Alternative Methods for Mapped Grids: Complex Scaling for Highly Excited Vibrational States of Diatomic Molecules, Chemical Physics Letters, 433 221 (2006).
    10. S. Kallush, R. Kosloff and F. Masnou-Seeuws, Grid methods for cold molecules : determination of photoassociation lineshapes and rate constants, Physical Review A 75 043404 (2007).
    11. M. J. Wright, J. A. Pechkis, J. L. Carini, S. Kallush, R. Kosloff, and P. L. Gould Coherent control of ultracold collisions with chirped light: Direction matters, Physical Review A 75 051401(R)(2007).
    12. S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, Momentum Control in Photoassociation of Ultra-Cold Atoms,  Physical Review A 76 053408 (2007).
    13. S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, Unitary photoassociation: One-step production of ground state bound molecules, Physical Review A 77 023421 (2008).
    14. A. Wand, S. Kallush, O. Shoshanim, O. Bismuth, R. Kosloff and S. Ruhman, Chirp effects on impulsive vibrational spectroscopy: a multimode perspective,  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2010 (DOI: 10.1039/b920356g).
    15. J.A. Pechkis, J. L. Carini, C. E. Rogers III,  P. L. Gould, S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, Coherent control of ultracold 85Rb trap-loss collisions with nonlinearly frequency-chirped light, Physical Review A 83, 063403 (2011).
    16. S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, Scaling the robustness of the solutions for quantum controllable problems, Physical Review A 83 063412 (2011) .
    17. J. L. Carini, J. A. Pechkis, C. E. Rogers III,  P. L. Gould, S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, Quantum Simulations of Ultracold Collisions Induced by Nonlinearly Chirped Light, Physical Review A 85, 013424 (2012)
    18. S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, On the Relations of Quantum Control and Quantum Chaos, Physical Review A 86, 013420 (2012)
    19. J. L. Carini, J. A. Pechkis, C. E. Rogers III, P. L. Gould ,S. Kallush and R. Kosloff, Production of ultracold molecules with chirped nanosecond pulses: Evidence for coherent effects, Phys. Rev. A 87, 011401(R) (2013).
    20. S. Kallush, M. Khasin, and R. Kosloff, Quantum control with noisy fields: computational complexity vs. sensitivity to noise, N. J. of Phys. 16, 015008 (2014).
    21. S. Kallush and J. Berger, Qualitative modifications and new dynamic phases in the phase diagram of one-dimensional superconducting wires driven with electric currents, Physical Review B 89, 214509 (2014)
    22. J. L. Carini, S. Kallush, P. L. Gould and R. Kosloff, Enhancement of Ultracold Molecule Formation by Local Control in the Nanosecond Regime, New J. of Phys. 17, 025008 (2015)
    23. S. Kallush and S. Fleicsher Orientation dynamics of asymmetric rotors using random phase wave functions,Phyiscal Review A 91, 063420 (2015).
    24. J. L. Carini, S. Kallush, R. Kosloff and P. L. Gould, Enhancement of ultracold molecule formation using shaped nanosecond frequency chirps, Physical Review Letters 115, 173003 (2015)
    25. J. L. Carini, S. Kallush, R. Kosloff and P. L. Gould, Efficient Formation of Ultracold Molecules with Chirped Nanosecond Pulses, (submitted to J. Phys. Chem.)

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

  1. Bilha Segev, E.J. Heller, Y. Japha, S. Kallush, and A. Sergeev, A phase-space approach to atomic collisions in multidimensional complex systems, in ed. C R Vane, Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (XXII ICPEAC) Proceedings, (Rinton Press, Paramus, 2002).

Academic Appointments

2015 Research Affiliate, The Fritz-Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2012-present Senior Lecturer, ORT Braude Academic College, Karmiel.

2010-2012 2012 Lecturer, ORT Braude Academic College, Karmiel.

2009-2010 Adjunct Teacher, Lecturer, Technion

2009 Researcher, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel with Prof. Ronnie Kosloff

2005-2008 Post-doctoral research assistant, in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel with Prof.  Ronnie Kosloff

1-7/2006 Visiting post-doctoral at Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Orsay, France; host: Prof. Francoise  Masnou-Seeuws

9/2005 & 9/2006 Visiting post-doctoral researcher at the University of Connecticut;  host: Prof. Robin Cote and Phil Gould.

2004 Visiting student at ITAMP, Harvard University, and at the University of Connecticut.

Academic and Professional Awards and Grants

2013-2017 BSF
2006-8 Lady-Davis Fellowship for Post-docs.
2005 The Israeli parliament prize (Kneset) for Ph.D. students.
2004 Israeli Chemical Society prize for Ph.D. students.
2004 Krietman prize for the university’s best graduate student (rector’s prize).
2000T he Israeli parliament prize (Kneset) for M.Sc. students.
2000-2004 Krietman fellowship for Ph.D.
2000 Rector’s prize for M.Sc.

Professional Activities

2015 – European COST Network: Molecules in Motion, Management Board
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