Physics grad students Herzog-Arbeitman ’19 and Longenecker win $250,000 Hertz fellowships

ByLavinia E. Smith

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The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation introduced that Princeton graduate learners Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Daniel Longenecker are two of the 13 recipients of the prestigious 2022 Hertz Fellowships in used science, arithmetic and engineering.

The fellows, selected from a pool of extra than 650 applicants from across the country, will obtain a stipend and full tuition support valued at additional than $250,000 for up to 5 yrs of graduate study.

“To stay a worldwide chief in science and know-how, our nation needs enterprising minds able of inventing creative solutions to authentic troubles,” said Robbee Baker Kosak, president of the Hertz Basis. “We’re thrilled to be ready to guidance these promising innovators and gas their study at such a pivotal time in their careers.”

Released in 1963, the Hertz Fellowship has supported more than 1,200 experts and engineers who collectively keep additional than 3,000 patents, have launched much more than 375 companies, and have been given hundreds of significant national and global awards, including two Nobel Prizes, eight Breakthrough Prizes, the Countrywide Medal of Engineering, the Fields Medal and the Turing Award. 

Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman


Herzog-Arbeitman, a member of the Class of 2019 who is now a first-yr graduate student at Princeton University, is a condensed make a difference physicist operating toward the discovery of new states of make any difference and the advancement of quantum products to address lengthy-standing difficulties. He has published 13 papers in journals including two in Character Physics and four in Physical Assessment Letters — a single centered on study from his 1st summertime at Princeton.

“Using inspiration from people like Bohr and Schrodinger has under no circumstances been much more crucial, as we glimpse for the up coming leap of faith that will choose us from the quantum mechanics of the very last hundred a long time to that of the following hundred several years,” he reported. “The jobs I’m functioning on are the theoretical cusp of what we feel to be a revolution in engineering gadgets employing topology and quantum mechanics.”

As an undergraduate at Princeton, Herzog-Arbeitman analyzed physics, math and poetry. In 2019, he gained a Marshall Scholarship to study at Oxford and Cambridge, earning master’s levels from equally institutions just before returning to Princeton for graduate school.

At Princeton, he has been energetic in mentorship plans and the physics department’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He is committed to diversifying academia, encouraging undergraduates to pursue physics and demystifying the route to a occupation in research. In his bio for the Hertz Foundation, he stated that he has “a twin, two moms and a really furry dog.”

Daniel Longenecker


Longenecker, also a initial-calendar year graduate college student in physics, studies scattering amplitudes in quantum subject concept and string theory. He hopes to add to the reformulation of quantum subject theory by getting new rules and mathematical structures.

“I’m so fired up to be aspect of the Hertz neighborhood and to be ready to meet up with other Hertz Fellows who are scholars with deep awareness in their industry and who also want to transform the earth.”

Longenecker acquired his BA in physics and physics training in 2021 from Cornell College. Deeply fascinated in all factors of training, he has held quite a few educating roles both at Cornell and at Princeton, and he hopes to begin a firm to supply academic accessibility for underprivileged kids all over the entire world.

Born in Maryland, he moved to Kuwait with his relatives when he was 5 yrs outdated. University closures prompted by the Iraq war in 2003 led to him being homeschooled right until college or university. Exterior of educational pursuits, Longenecker enjoys touring the environment with his wife, Addison. He has frequented 25 international locations so far.