All Distinguished Lecture Series

Title Lecturer Affilation Email Start Date End Date Host
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

alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de

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

mpeskin@slac.stanford.edu

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

dsfisher@stanford.edu

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

quantumoptics-blatt@uibk.ac.at

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

gianni.jona@roma1.infn.it

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

adi@physics.technion.ac.il

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

lukin@physics.harvard.edu

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

zxshen@stanford.edu

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

g.pickett@lancaster.ac.uk

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

jean.zinn-justin@cea.fr

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

rsyunyaev@gmail.com

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

rac5x@virginia.edu

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

rnarayan@cfa.harvard.edu

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

ignacio.cirac@mpq.mpg.de

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

dtson@uchicago.edu

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

mkormendy@dishmail.net

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

RKirshner@cfa.harvard.edu

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

derrida@lps.ens.fr

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

Serge.Haroche@lkb.ens.fr

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

lance@slac.stanfrod.edu

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

aleiner@phys.columbia.edu

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

lev@science.unitn.it

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

npo@princeton.edu

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

spencer@ias.edu

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

raizen@physics.utexas.edu

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

kafri@physics.technion.ac.il

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

amos@physics.technion.ac.il

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

alain.aspect@institutoptique.fr

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

eilam@physics.technion.ac.il

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

msegev@tx.technion.ac.il

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

tremaine@ias.edu

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

anton.zeilinger@univie.ac.at

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

langer@physics.ucsb.edu

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

j.p.keating@bristol.ac.uk

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

Peter.Zoller@uibk.ac.at

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

lastname@g.harvard.edu

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

rosner@hep.uchicago.edu

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

steinh@princeton.edu

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

susskind@stanford.edu

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

dine@scipp.ucsc.edu

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

witten@ias.edu

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

michel.devoret@yale.edu

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

eef3@cornell.edu

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

Albert.Libchaber@rockefeller.edu

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

xpectnil@ipst.umd.edu

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

mathias.fink@especi.fr

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

dlb@ast.cam.ac.uk

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.

shifman@physics.umn.edu

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

Thierry.Giamarchi@unige.ch

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

claude.cohen-tannoudji@lkb.ens.fr

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

bennetc@us.ibm.com

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

jean.dalibard@lkb.ens.fr

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

seiberg@ias.edu

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

asymptotico@bristol.ac.uk

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

r.shankar@yale.edu

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

pmg@ias.edu

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

W@wess.ac.il

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

lebowitz@math.rutgers.edu

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

avital@ph.technion.ac.il

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

gutzwiller@pks.mpg.de

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

bastin@physics.harvard.edu

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

ruelle@ihes.fr

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

g.thooft@uu.nl

05-May-199507-May-1995Moshe Moshe