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"for her work, “Electromagnetic waves in linear and nonlinear curved space systems.""Background:
Rivka have received former recognition for her Phd thesis - she is the recipient of the Israel Physical Society award (2017).
For her postdoc Rivka decided to change her research area to quantum information science where her main goal is achieving better understanding on the relation between gravity and quantum mechanics. As an ITAMP fellow at Harvard university she is working with Prof. Mikhail (Misha) Lukin, on quantum optical settings in relation to gravity models.
2018 Selection Committee Members: Cindy Regal (Chair), Dan Steck, Dan Stamper-Kurn, Oliver Gessner, Andreas Becker, Charles Sukenik