Past Member

Jacob Bekenstein

Affiliation
Natural Sciences
Field of Study
Gravitation theory and astrophysics

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
  • Natural Sciences
9/20098/2010
Degrees
Princeton University Ph.D., 1972
Polytechnic Institute of New York B.Sc., 1969
Polytechnic Institute of New York M.Sc., 1969
Honors
Israel National Prize 2005
Member, Israel Academy of Sciences 1997
Rotschild Prize (Israel) 1988
Landau Prize for Research in Physics (Israel) 1981
Bergman Prize in Physics (Israel) 1977
Appointments
Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1990– Full Professor
Ben Gurion University, Israel 1983– Arnow Professor of Astrophysics
1978– Full Professor