Past Member

Jacob Bekenstein

IBM Einstein Fellow

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Gravitation theory and astrophysics

Home Institution

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
From
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Seeking to improve the modified dynamics (MOND) paradigm so that it can ultimately describe (or summarize) dynamics on the scale of clusters of galaxies as well as it does dynamics on galaxy scale. I am looking into vacuum energy and variable coupling constants as possible contributing elements to MOND; these are, of course, phenomena of interest in themselves.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Natural Sciences

Degrees

Princeton University
Ph.D.
1972
Polytechnic Institute of New York
M.Sc.
1969
Polytechnic Institute of New York
B.Sc.
1969

Honors

2005
Israel National Prize
1997
Member, Israel Academy of Sciences
1988
Rotschild Prize (Israel)
1981
Landau Prize for Research in Physics (Israel)
1977
Bergman Prize in Physics (Israel)

Appointments

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Full Professor
Ben Gurion University, Israel
Arnow Professor of Astrophysics
Full Professor