Physics Graduates Herzog-Arbeitman ’19 and Longenecker Win $ 250,000 Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has announced that Princeton graduate students Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Daniel Longenecker are two of the 13 prestigious 2022 Hertz Fellowships winners in applied science, mathematics, and engineering.

Fellows selected from more than 650 applicants from around the country receive over $ 250,000 in scholarships and full tuition support for up to five years of graduate research.

Robbie Baker Cossack, President of the Hertz Foundation, said: “We are excited to support these promising innovators and promote their research at a very important time in their careers.”

Founded in 1963, Hertz Fellowship holds more than 3,000 patents, has established more than 375 companies, and has two Nobel Prizes, eight Breakthrough Awards, a National Technology Medal, a Fields Medal, and a Turing Award.

Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman


Herzog-Arbeitman, a first-year student at Princeton University and a member of the 2019 class, is a condensed matter physicist working on discovering new states of matter and developing quantum materials to solve long-standing problems. .. He has published 13 papers in the journal, two of which are Nature Physics, four of which are Physical Review Letters, and one based on his first summer study in Princeton.

“Getting inspiration from people like Bohr and Schrodinger was more important than ever. The next leap of faith that will lead us from quantum mechanics in the last 100 years to quantum mechanics in the next 100 years. I’m looking for it, “he said. “The project I’m working on is the theoretical tip of what we consider to be a revolution in device engineering using topology and quantum mechanics.”

As an undergraduate student at Princeton University, Herzog-Arbeitman studied physics, mathematics, and poetry. In 2019, he received a Marshall scholarship to study in Oxford and Cambridge and earned a master’s degree from both institutions before returning to Princeton for graduate school.

Princeton has been actively involved in mentorship programs and the Diversity, Fairness and Comprehensive Initiative of the Faculty of Physics. He devoted himself to the diversification of academia, encouraged his undergraduates to pursue physics, and clearly explained the path to his research career. In his career at the Hertz Foundation, he said he had “twin, two mothers, and a very furry dog.”

Daniel Longenecker


Longenecker, a freshman in physics, studies scattering amplitude in quantum field theory and string theory. He hopes to contribute to the reformulation of quantum field theory by discovering new principles and mathematical structures.

“I am very excited to meet other Hertz Fellows who are members of the Hertz community, have deep knowledge of the field and are scholars who want to change the world.”

Longenecker received a bachelor’s degree in physics and physics from Cornell University in 2021. He is deeply interested in all aspects of education and has played numerous educational roles at both Cornell University and Princeton University. He wants to set up a company that provides access to education for underprivileged children around the world.

Born in Maryland, he moved to Kuwait with his family at the age of five. Due to the school closure caused by the 2003 Iraq War, he was homeschooled to college. Outside of his studies, Longenecker enjoys traveling the world with his wife Addison. He has visited 25 countries so far.

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