Previous Years Distinguished Lecture Series

Title Lecturer Affilation Email Start Date End Date Host
The New Era of Gravitational Wave Physics and AstrophysicsAlessandra BuonannoMax Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

alessandra.buonanno@nullaei.mpg.de

2017-06-042017-06-09Adi Nusser
The Secret Relationship of the Top Quark and the Higgs BosonMichael E. PeskinSLAC

mpeskin@nullslac.stanford.edu

2017-04-232017-04-27Yael Shadmi
Towards understanding of evolutionary dynamicsProf. Daniel FisherStanford University

dsfisher@nullstanford.edu

2017-03-272017-03-31Erez Braun
Quantum information processing with trapped ionsRainer BlattUniversitaet Innsbruck

quantumoptics-blatt@nulluibk.ac.at

2017-03-202017-03-23Adi Nusser
Gravitational Waves: A New Frontier in ScienceBarry BarishCaltech  2016-11-212016-11-26 
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics via the study of large fluctuationsGianni Jona-LasinioSapienza University of Rome

gianni.jona@nullroma1.infn.it

2016-10-312016-11-09Eric Akkermans
The Near Field CosmologyBrent TullyInstitute for Astronomy, Hawaii

adi@nullphysics.technion.ac.il

2016-06-062016-06-09Adi Nusser
New Frontiers of Quantum OpticsMikhail LukinHarvard University

lukin@nullphysics.harvard.edu

2016-01-112016-01-13Moti Segev
Quantum Materials in restricted DimensionZhi - Xun ShenStanford University

zxshen@nullstanford.edu

2015-12-212015-12-23Amit Keren
Superfluid 3He in the Zero-Temperature Limit: “Pure” Quantum BehaviourGeorge PickettLancaster University

g.pickett@nulllancaster.ac.uk

2014-03-092014-03-13Emil Polturak
Issues in Theoretical PhysicsJean Zinn-JustinCEA/IRFU Centre de Saclay, Institut de Physique Theorique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

jean.zinn-justin@nullcea.fr

2014-01-082014-01-29Moshe Moshe
Interaction of matter and radiation under extreme astrophysical conditionsRashid SunyaevMax Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany

rsyunyaev@nullgmail.com

2013-11-172013-11-21Ari Laor
The death and afterlife of massive starsRoger ChevalierUniversity of Virginia

rac5x@nullvirginia.edu

2013-06-022013-06-06Noam Soker
The Many Faces of AccretionRamesh NarayanHarvard University

rnarayan@nullcfa.harvard.edu

2013-04-212013-04-24Ari Laor
Quantum information and many-body quantum systems.Ignacio CiracMax-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

ignacio.cirac@nullmpq.mpg.de

2012-12-012012-12-08Joseph Avron
From Gauge/Gravity Duality to Condensed MatterDam T. SonUniversity of Chicago

dtson@nulluchicago.edu

2012-11-142012-11-21Amos Yarom
The Structure and Evolution of GalaxiesJohn KormendyDept. of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin; Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physic

mkormendy@nulldishmail.net

2012-05-202012-05-30Ari Laor
Exploding Stars and the Accelerating UniverseRobert KirshnerHarvard University

RKirshner@nullcfa.harvard.edu

2011-12-202011-12-31Ehud Behar
Statistical Mechanics of Systems out of EquilibriumBernard DerridaENS Paris

derrida@nulllps.ens.fr

2011-06-162011-06-21Yariv Kafri
Fundamental tests of quantum physics with atoms and photons in a box.Serge HarocheENS, Paris and College de France

Serge.Haroche@nulllkb.ens.fr

2011-05-252011-06-01Eric Akkermans
New Perspectives on Scattering in Gauge Theory and GravityLance J. DixonStanford Linear Accelarator Center

lance@nullslac.stanfrod.edu

2011-04-072011-04-11Yael Shadmi
Many body localizationIgor AleinerColumbia University

aleiner@nullphys.columbia.edu

2010-12-252010-12-29Shmuel Fishman
Ultracold gases as a new tool in condensed matter physicsLev PitaevskiiUniversity of Trento, Italy

lev@nullscience.unitn.it

2010-11-272010-11-23Shmuel Fishman
Current Topics in Condensed Matter Physics: Cuprate Superconductors, Dirac Materials, and Topological InsulatorsPhuan OngDepartment of Physics, Princeton University

npo@nullprinceton.edu

2010-04-272010-05-06Amit Keren
Statistical Mechanics, Phase Transitions and Random MatricesThomas SpencerInstitute for Advanced Study, Princeton

spencer@nullias.edu

2010-03-112010-03-18Shmuel Fishman
Controlling the Motion of Matter with LightMark RaizenUniversity of Texas at Austin

raizen@nullphysics.utexas.edu

2009-11-262009-11-29Moti Segev
Condensed Matter Physics and Quantitative BiologyDavid R. NelsonHarvard University

kafri@nullphysics.technion.ac.il

2009-10-162009-11-23Yariv Kafri
Big Bang, Black Holes and the Quantum: Physics Beyond General RelativityAbhay AshtekarPenn State University

amos@nullphysics.technion.ac.il

2009-02-032009-02-11Amos Ori
The New Quantum AgeAlain AspectInstitut d'Optique, Palaiseau

alain.aspect@nullinstitutoptique.fr

2009-01-062009-01-11Moti Segev
Dark matter, LHC, and string theoryGordon KaneUniversity of Michigan

eilam@nullphysics.technion.ac.il

2008-12-142008-12-20Gad Eilam
Exploring Quantum Matter with Ultracold Atoms in Optical LatticesImmanuel BlochJohannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz

msegev@nulltx.technion.ac.il

2008-04-082008-04-17Moti Segev
The Long Term Dynamical Evolution of Planetary SystemsScott TremainePrinceton University

tremaine@nullias.edu

2008-01-082008-01-17Adi Nusser
Photon Entanglement: from Fundamental Questions to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computation (In Memory of Asher Peres)Anton ZeilingerUniversity of Vienna

anton.zeilinger@nullunivie.ac.at

2008-01-012008-01-09Moti Segev
Adventures in the Theory of Glassy MaterialsJames LangerUniversity of California at Santa Barbara

langer@nullphysics.ucsb.edu

2007-11-012007-11-05Shmuel Fishman
Quantum Chaos, Random Matrix Theory and Number TheoryJon KeatingUniversity of Bristol

j.p.keating@nullbristol.ac.uk

2007-05-022007-05-09Shmuel Fishman
Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Information with Quantum OpticsPeter ZollerUniversity of Innsbruck

Peter.Zoller@nulluibk.ac.at

2007-04-092007-04-16Shmuel Fishman
Quantum Phase TransitionsSubir SachdevHarvard University

lastname@nullg.harvard.edu

2007-03-122007-03-19Assa Auerbach
Successes and Mysteries in Particle PhysicsJonathan L. RosnerUniversity of Chicago

rosner@nullhep.uchicago.edu

2007-01-142007-01-30Michael Gronau
New Ideas about the Origin and Future of the UniversePaul SteinhardtPrinceton University, USA

steinh@nullprinceton.edu

2006-06-122006-06-22Dov Levine
New Paradigms for the 21st CenturyLeonard SusskindStanford University, U.S.A.

susskind@nullstanford.edu

2006-04-232006-04-28Oren Bergman
Beyond the Standard Model: A Confrontation with Fundamental QuestionsMichael DineUniversity of California at Santa-Cruz

dine@nullscipp.ucsc.edu

2006-03-222006-03-31Yael Shadmi
Adventures in Theoretical PhysicsEdward Wittennstitute for Advanced Study, USA

witten@nullias.edu

2006-01-312006-02-02Oren Bergman
Quantum-Mechanical Integrated CircuitsMichel DevoretYale University, USA

michel.devoret@nullyale.edu

2005-12-182005-12-22Eric Akkermans
General Relativity in the 21st Century (In Memory Of Nathan Rosen)Eanna FlanaganCornell University, New York

eef3@nullcornell.edu

2005-05-172005-05-28Amos Ori
Aspects of Biological Evolution and ComputationAlbert J. LibchaberRockefeller University, NY U.S.A.

Albert.Libchaber@nullrockefeller.edu

2005-04-062005-04-15Erez Braun
Statistical Physics and the Triumph of ModelsMichael E. FisherUniversity of Maryland, U.S.A.

xpectnil@nullipst.umd.edu

2004-11-112004-11-15Shmuel Fishman
Time Reversal Properties of Complex and Chaotic MediaMathias FinkEcole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles

mathias.fink@nullespeci.fr

2004-06-022004-06-09Eric Akkermans
Jets Magnetism and GravomagnetismDonald Lynden-BellUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom

dlb@nullast.cam.ac.uk

2004-04-132004-04-22Adi Nusser
Explorations of QCD with Supersymmetric Tools (In Memory of Michael (Misha) Marinov)Mikhail ShifmanUniversity of Minnesota, U.S.A.

shifman@nullphysics.umn.edu

2003-12-312004-01-07Michael Gronau
Disorder and Interactions in Electron SystemsThierry GiamarchiUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland

Thierry.Giamarchi@nullunige.ch

2003-05-252003-06-01Assa Auerbach
Atom-Photon interactions: Basic processes and applicationsClaude Cohen-TannoudjiEcole Normale Superieure

claude.cohen-tannoudji@nulllkb.ens.fr

2002-03-022002-03-14Eric Akkermans
Quantum InformationDr. Charles BennettIBM Watson Research Center, U.S.A.

bennetc@nullus.ibm.com

2000-12-152000-12-22Adi Nusser
Ultra-Cold Atomic GasesJean DalibardEcole Normale Superieure, Paris

jean.dalibard@nulllkb.ens.fr

2000-04-032000-04-16Eric Akkermans
New developments in Field Theory and string TheoryNathan SeibergPrinceton University

seiberg@nullias.edu

2000-03-282000-04-03Shmuel Fishman
Aspects of Physical AsymptoticsMichael Berry, FRSUniversity of Bristol, United Kingdom

asymptotico@nullbristol.ac.uk

1999-06-131999-06-28Joseph Avron
Field Theory for ElectronsRamamurti ShankarYale University, USA

r.shankar@nullyale.edu

1999-05-201999-05-30Assa Auerbach
Turbulence in SpacePeter GoldreichCaltech, U.S.A

pmg@nullias.edu

1999-03-131999-03-24Ari Laor
Symmetry and SupersymmetryJulius WessLudwig-Maxmilians University, Munich

W@nullwess.ac.il

1999-03-021999-03-09Assa Auerbach
Nonequilibrium Statistical MechanicsJoel LebowitzRutgers University, New Brunswick, U.S.A.

lebowitz@nullmath.rutgers.edu

1998-04-151998-04-23Joseph Avron
Interactions and Chaos in Mesoscopic Quantum SystemsBoris AltshulerNEC Research Institute  1997-11-211997-11-29 
Topological Quantum NumbersDavid ThoulesWashington University, Seattle

avital@nullph.technion.ac.il

1997-11-051997-11-11Joseph Avron
Chaos: From Astrophysics to MicrophysicsMartin C. GutzwillerIBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

gutzwiller@nullpks.mpg.de

1997-04-181997-04-27Shmuel Fishman
The Quantum Hall EffectBertrand J. HalperinHarvard University, Cambridge, MA

bastin@nullphysics.harvard.edu

1996-11-111996-11-22Assa Auerbach
Decay of Correlations in Dynamical SystemsDavid RuelleIHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France

ruelle@nullihes.fr

1995-05-071995-05-13Joseph Avron
Non-Abelian Gauge Theories as the Fundamental InteractionsGerard t HooftUniversiteit Utrecht

g.thooft@nulluu.nl

1995-05-051995-05-07Moshe Moshe