All Distinguished Lecture Series

Title Lecturer Affilation Email Start Date End Date Host
String Field Theory: Achievements and ChallengesBarton ZwiebachMIT  29-Jul-202431-Jul-2024 
Distinguished Lecture Series by Professor Joseph Silk Professor Joseph SilkJohns Hopkins University  22-May-202324-May-2023 
Journeys in Quantum Field Theory and Phase TransitionsProf. Zohar Komargodskithe Simons Center for Geometry and Physics in Stony Brook  27-Mar-202329-Mar-2023 
Distinguished Lecture Series by Professor Rachel Somerville Rachel SomervilleRutgers University  08-Nov-202209-Nov-2022 
Soft Active Matter, Instabilities, Phase Transitions, Self-Assembly and Self-ReplicationProf. Paul ChaikinNYU  21-Jan-201923-Jan-2019 
Exploring Flatland with cold atomsJean DalibardCollege de France and Kastler Brossel laboratory (Paris, France)  14-Jan-201818-Jan-2018 
The New Era of Gravitational Wave Physics and AstrophysicsAlessandra BuonannoMax Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

04-Jun-201709-Jun-2017Adi Nusser
The Secret Relationship of the Top Quark and the Higgs BosonMichael E. PeskinSLAC

23-Apr-201727-Apr-2017Yael Shadmi
Towards understanding of evolutionary dynamicsProf. Daniel FisherStanford University

27-Mar-201731-Mar-2017Erez Braun
Quantum information processing with trapped ionsRainer BlattUniversitaet Innsbruck

20-Mar-201723-Mar-2017Adi Nusser
Gravitational Waves: A New Frontier in ScienceBarry BarishCaltech  21-Nov-201626-Nov-2016 
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics via the study of large fluctuationsGianni Jona-LasinioSapienza University of Rome

31-Oct-201609-Nov-2016Eric Akkermans
The Near Field CosmologyBrent TullyInstitute for Astronomy, Hawaii

06-Jun-201609-Jun-2016Adi Nusser
New Frontiers of Quantum OpticsMikhail LukinHarvard University

11-Jan-201613-Jan-2016Moti Segev
Quantum Materials in restricted DimensionZhi - Xun ShenStanford University

21-Dec-201523-Dec-2015Amit Keren
Superfluid 3He in the Zero-Temperature Limit: “Pure” Quantum BehaviourGeorge PickettLancaster University

09-Mar-201413-Mar-2014Emil Polturak
Issues in Theoretical PhysicsJean Zinn-JustinCEA/IRFU Centre de Saclay, Institut de Physique Theorique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

08-Jan-201429-Jan-2014Moshe Moshe
Interaction of matter and radiation under extreme astrophysical conditionsRashid SunyaevMax Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany

17-Nov-201321-Nov-2013Ari Laor
The death and afterlife of massive starsRoger ChevalierUniversity of Virginia

02-Jun-201306-Jun-2013Noam Soker
The Many Faces of AccretionRamesh NarayanHarvard University

21-Apr-201324-Apr-2013Ari Laor
Quantum information and many-body quantum systems.Ignacio CiracMax-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

01-Dec-201208-Dec-2012Joseph Avron
From Gauge/Gravity Duality to Condensed MatterDam T. SonUniversity of Chicago

14-Nov-201221-Nov-2012Amos Yarom
The Structure and Evolution of GalaxiesJohn KormendyDept. of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin; Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physic

20-May-201230-May-2012Ari Laor
Exploding Stars and the Accelerating UniverseRobert KirshnerHarvard University

20-Dec-201131-Dec-2011Ehud Behar
Statistical Mechanics of Systems out of EquilibriumBernard DerridaENS Paris

16-Jun-201121-Jun-2011Yariv Kafri
Fundamental tests of quantum physics with atoms and photons in a box.Serge HarocheENS, Paris and College de France

25-May-201101-Jun-2011Eric Akkermans
New Perspectives on Scattering in Gauge Theory and GravityLance J. DixonStanford Linear Accelarator Center

07-Apr-201111-Apr-2011Yael Shadmi
Many body localizationIgor AleinerColumbia University

25-Dec-201029-Dec-2010Shmuel Fishman
Ultracold gases as a new tool in condensed matter physicsLev PitaevskiiUniversity of Trento, Italy

27-Nov-201023-Nov-2010Shmuel Fishman
Current Topics in Condensed Matter Physics: Cuprate Superconductors, Dirac Materials, and Topological InsulatorsPhuan OngDepartment of Physics, Princeton University

27-Apr-201006-May-2010Amit Keren
Statistical Mechanics, Phase Transitions and Random MatricesThomas SpencerInstitute for Advanced Study, Princeton

11-Mar-201018-Mar-2010Shmuel Fishman
Controlling the Motion of Matter with LightMark RaizenUniversity of Texas at Austin

26-Nov-200929-Nov-2009Moti Segev
Condensed Matter Physics and Quantitative BiologyDavid R. NelsonHarvard University


16-Oct-200923-Nov-2009Yariv Kafri
Big Bang, Black Holes and the Quantum: Physics Beyond General RelativityAbhay AshtekarPenn State University

03-Feb-200911-Feb-2009Amos Ori
The New Quantum AgeAlain AspectInstitut d'Optique, Palaiseau

06-Jan-200911-Jan-2009Moti Segev
Dark matter, LHC, and string theoryGordon KaneUniversity of Michigan

14-Dec-200820-Dec-2008Gad Eilam
Exploring Quantum Matter with Ultracold Atoms in Optical LatticesImmanuel BlochJohannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz

08-Apr-200817-Apr-2008Moti Segev
The Long Term Dynamical Evolution of Planetary SystemsScott TremainePrinceton University

08-Jan-200817-Jan-2008Adi Nusser
Photon Entanglement: from Fundamental Questions to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computation (In Memory of Asher Peres)Anton ZeilingerUniversity of Vienna

01-Jan-200809-Jan-2008Moti Segev
Adventures in the Theory of Glassy MaterialsJames LangerUniversity of California at Santa Barbara

01-Nov-200705-Nov-2007Shmuel Fishman
Quantum Chaos, Random Matrix Theory and Number TheoryJon KeatingUniversity of Bristol

02-May-200709-May-2007Shmuel Fishman
Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Information with Quantum OpticsPeter ZollerUniversity of Innsbruck

09-Apr-200716-Apr-2007Shmuel Fishman
Quantum Phase TransitionsSubir SachdevHarvard University

12-Mar-200719-Mar-2007Assa Auerbach
Successes and Mysteries in Particle PhysicsJonathan L. RosnerUniversity of Chicago

14-Jan-200730-Jan-2007Michael Gronau
New Ideas about the Origin and Future of the UniversePaul SteinhardtPrinceton University, USA

12-Jun-200622-Jun-2006Dov Levine
New Paradigms for the 21st CenturyLeonard SusskindStanford University, U.S.A.

23-Apr-200628-Apr-2006Oren Bergman
Beyond the Standard Model: A Confrontation with Fundamental QuestionsMichael DineUniversity of California at Santa-Cruz

22-Mar-200631-Mar-2006Yael Shadmi
Adventures in Theoretical PhysicsEdward Wittennstitute for Advanced Study, USA

31-Jan-200602-Feb-2006Oren Bergman
Quantum-Mechanical Integrated CircuitsMichel DevoretYale University, USA

18-Dec-200522-Dec-2005Eric Akkermans
General Relativity in the 21st Century (In Memory Of Nathan Rosen)Eanna FlanaganCornell University, New York

17-May-200528-May-2005Amos Ori
Aspects of Biological Evolution and ComputationAlbert J. LibchaberRockefeller University, NY U.S.A.

06-Apr-200515-Apr-2005Erez Braun
Statistical Physics and the Triumph of ModelsMichael E. FisherUniversity of Maryland, U.S.A.

11-Nov-200415-Nov-2004Shmuel Fishman
Time Reversal Properties of Complex and Chaotic MediaMathias FinkEcole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles

02-Jun-200409-Jun-2004Eric Akkermans
Jets Magnetism and GravomagnetismDonald Lynden-BellUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom

13-Apr-200422-Apr-2004Adi Nusser
Explorations of QCD with Supersymmetric Tools (In Memory of Michael (Misha) Marinov)Mikhail ShifmanUniversity of Minnesota, U.S.A.

31-Dec-200307-Jan-2004Michael Gronau
Disorder and Interactions in Electron SystemsThierry GiamarchiUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland

25-May-200301-Jun-2003Assa Auerbach
Atom-Photon interactions: Basic processes and applicationsClaude Cohen-TannoudjiEcole Normale Superieure

02-Mar-200214-Mar-2002Eric Akkermans
Quantum InformationDr. Charles BennettIBM Watson Research Center, U.S.A.

15-Dec-200022-Dec-2000Adi Nusser
Ultra-Cold Atomic GasesJean DalibardEcole Normale Superieure, Paris

03-Apr-200016-Apr-2000Eric Akkermans
New developments in Field Theory and string TheoryNathan SeibergPrinceton University

28-Mar-200003-Apr-2000Shmuel Fishman
Aspects of Physical AsymptoticsMichael Berry, FRSUniversity of Bristol, United Kingdom

13-Jun-199928-Jun-1999Joseph Avron
Field Theory for ElectronsRamamurti ShankarYale University, USA

20-May-199930-May-1999Assa Auerbach
Turbulence in SpacePeter GoldreichCaltech, U.S.A

13-Mar-199924-Mar-1999Ari Laor
Symmetry and SupersymmetryJulius WessLudwig-Maxmilians University, Munich

02-Mar-199909-Mar-1999Assa Auerbach
Nonequilibrium Statistical MechanicsJoel LebowitzRutgers University, New Brunswick, U.S.A.

15-Apr-199823-Apr-1998Joseph Avron
Interactions and Chaos in Mesoscopic Quantum SystemsBoris AltshulerNEC Research Institute  21-Nov-199729-Nov-1997 
Topological Quantum NumbersDavid ThoulesWashington University, Seattle

05-Nov-199711-Nov-1997Joseph Avron
Chaos: From Astrophysics to MicrophysicsMartin C. GutzwillerIBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

18-Apr-199727-Apr-1997Shmuel Fishman
The Quantum Hall EffectBertrand J. HalperinHarvard University, Cambridge, MA

11-Nov-199622-Nov-1996Assa Auerbach
Decay of Correlations in Dynamical SystemsDavid RuelleIHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France

07-May-199513-May-1995Joseph Avron
Non-Abelian Gauge Theories as the Fundamental InteractionsGerard t HooftUniversiteit Utrecht

05-May-199507-May-1995Moshe Moshe