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Yakir Aharonov

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Dates

August 28, 1932 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Aharonov, Yakir, 1932-

Additional Forms of Names

Aharonov, Yakir

Biography

Abstract

Yakir Aharonov is an Israeli physicist specializing in quantum physics. He has made seminal contributions in quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum field theories and interpretations of quantum mechanics. In 1959, he and David Bohm proposed the Aharonov-Bohm effect.

Important Dates

August 28, 1932Birth, Haifa (Israel).

1956Obtained BSc, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Israel).

1960Obtained PhD, University of Bristol, Bristol (England).

1960 – 1961Research Associate, Brandeis University.

1961 – 1973Assistant Professor (1961-1964); Associate Professor (1964-1967); and Professor (1967-1973), Yeshiva University, New York (N.Y.).

1967 – presentProfessor (1967-2001) and Professor of Physics Emeritus (2001-present), Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel).

1973 – 2007Professor to Distinguished University Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia (S.C.).

1981Fellow, American Physical Society.

1988 – 1990Miller Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

1993Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1995Awarded Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize.

1998Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics, Wolf Foundation.

2007 – 2008Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Physics, George Mason University.

2008 – presentJames J. Farley Professor of Natural Philosophy, Chapman University, Orange (Calif.).

2009Awarded National Medal of Science.

2009 – 2012PI Distinguished Research Chair, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Haifa (Israel)

Undergraduate Education

Haifa (Israel)

Graduate Education

Bristol (England)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Tel Aviv (Israel)

Columbia (S.C.)

Orange (Calif.)

Subjects

Elementary particles.

Quantum theory.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Discovered the Aharonov-Bohm effect for which they co-received the 1998 Wolf Prize.

Marchewka, Avi

Advised by Aharonov at Tel Aviv University, Conditional Feynman Integrals.

Colleagues

Arkani-Hamed, Nima

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Bahcall, Neta

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Cirac, Juan Ignacio

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Dvali, Giorgi

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Kafatos, Minas C.

Both employed at Chapman University.

Sen, Ashoke

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Tollaksen, Jeff

Both employed at Chapman University.

Wen, Xiao-Gang

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Additional

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Elitzur, Avshalom C.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Podolsky, Boris, 1896-1966

Rosen, Nathan, -1995

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Institutions

Major Positions

Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics

Research Associate.

Chapman University

James J. Farley Professor of Natural Philosophy.

George Mason University. Department of Physics & Astronomy

Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Tel-Aviv. University. Institute of Planetary and Space Physics

Professor and Professor of Physics Emeritus.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Miller Research Professor.

University of South Carolina. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor to Distinguished University Professor.

Yeshiva University. Belfer Graduate School of Science

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; and Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Tekhniyon, Makhon tekhnologi le-Yisra'el. Fakultah le-fisikah

Obtained BSc in Physics (1956).

University of Bristol. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1960).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Commemorating the 40th anniversary [computer file] / 2002.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1986 June 6, 12, July 7, September 25, October 3, December 22, 1987 January 30, February 6, 27, March 6, April 3 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with David Finkelstein, 2013 February 18.

Quantum coherence and reality : in celebration of the 60th birthday of Yakir Aharonov : International Conference on Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Theory, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 10-12 December 1992 / editors Jeeva S. Anandan and John L. Safko.

Quo vadis quantum mechanics? / A. Elitzur, S. Dolev, N. Kolenda (eds.).