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10 Things You Didn't Know about Itamar Sivan

Itamar Sivan

Have you ever heard of a scientist named Itamar Sivan? If you're like most people, you may not know who this is. However, he is the CEO and co-founder of Quantum Machines, one of the most interesting companies to come along in ages. If you wonder what the company that he founded is all about, the name basically says it all. They deal with all types of calculations involving complex quantum physics. The truth is, they are conducting scientific research that will have a direct impact on this generation and countless numbers of generations that come after. That fact alone is interesting enough but there are a lot of things that you might want to know about the person who works in a field that very few individuals on the planet are qualified to do. Below are 10 things you might want to know about Itamar Sivan.

1. He was a stalwart at The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel

This is easily considered one of the most widely respected scientific institutes throughout the entire world. They study things there that aren't studied in any other location, things that most people consider to be purely theoretical in nature. Despite that fact, he has done some research with tangible matter, things that most people would have thought impossible only a few short years ago.

2. He even had it up the entrepreneurship program run by The Institute

A self-proclaimed entrepreneur, he has always had a soft spot for those individuals who want to make the world a better place, but he also sees a way in which to do that so he can make money on his own accord. Being someone who loves the idea of entrepreneurship, it only made sense that he would eventually be asked to head up the program at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He was more than happy to oblige. In fact, he has repeatedly said that this particular assignment was one of his most favorite things that he ever got to do while at the Institute, a responsibility that he relished on a daily basis.

3. While there, he received a prestigious award that only a small percentage of people can claim

While he was at the Weizmann Institute of Science, he received one of the most prestigious awards that any individual could ever receive, the John F. Kennedy award. This was an award that he received in 2015, something that he is still fiercely proud of to this day.

4. He has a number of degrees under his belt

Obviously, you would expect someone who is an expert in quantum physics to have a lot of degrees, which he certainly possesses. In fact, he has achieved his Ph.D in quantum studies, along with a bachelor's and a master's, both in physics. He even spent time at the famed Oxford University, studying cold atom matter. Clearly, he understands quantum physics better than most people would ever hope to. That puts him in a very small percentage of individuals.

5. He doesn't just study quantum physics, he creates devices for practical use

While most people simply study quantum physics in an attempt to better understand the theory behind it all, he is creating actual devices that can be used for practical purposes. These devices are literally changing the way that other scientists look at the entire field. In short, his research, along with the machines and software that he has created, have made it more likely than ever that this generation will start to see the field of quantum physics in a practical, tangible sense. That's an amazing feat when you consider the fact that only a few decades ago, some scientists even scoffed at those who studied it because they didn't believe that any such thing existed.

6. Thanks to his software and algorithms, it’s easier to study quantum physics

While many people are still studying quantum matter in a theoretical sense, he has created software complete with pre-programmed algorithms that allow scientists to study actual matter in real time. It's something that is virtually unheard of, yet he is spearheading this type of activity with the company that he co-founded. He also says it's one of the most exciting times in his life because he is seeing his dreams come to fruition.

7. He wants to incorporate quantum machines into the cloud

One of the things that he wants to do is develop a series of quantum machines that can store information in the cloud, effectively giving other scientists access to information that they have never had access to in the past. It would be like uploading a ton of information to the internet, only specific to this particular field of study. He wants it to be something that is accessible to everyone studying in this field because he is far more interested in seeing the study of quantum matter progress as opposed to finding additional ways to profit from his achievements.

8. Like most entrepreneurs, he knows how to raise a lot of money

Of course, he has to profit from those achievements to a certain extent in order to keep going. As such, he is learning how to raise a great deal of money for his endeavors, just like every other successful entrepreneur out there. The truth is, when he's not actually conducting research, he's usually raising money in order to create a new algorithm or something similar.

9. He is leading the way with a company that is like nothing else in existence

He knows that he has a company that is unlike anything else out there and that is precisely what excites him. Even when he was a college student, he wanted to head up a company that was years ahead of everyone else. Today, he is seeing those goals come to life.

10. He's also designed the system to help other scientists correct errors

In addition to providing tons of research and spearheading the majority of it, he also has a specific algorithm designed to check other scientists' work for errors and then sort through any errors that are found. He truly is an individual that wants to see everyone in the field succeed, not just sing his own praises.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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