Ady Stern is a professor of physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel. He received his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University, and was a Junior Fellow at Harvard. His research focuses on the quantum Hall effect, non-Abelian states of matter, and mesoscopic physics. He is also interested in the popularization of science.
The combination of trivial and topological band insulators with a superconductor is bringing anyons—particles that behave neither according to purely Bose nor Fermi statistics—into the three-dimensional world.