Prof. Jacob Sonnenschein

חוג לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Jacob Sonnenschein
Phone: 03-6407782
Fax: 03-6407932
Office: Kaplun, 405

Research

Recently my research has been focused on:

  • The analysis of holographic models duals of QCD-like gauge theories.

  • Baryons as instantons of flavored gauge theory residing on holographic flavor branes.

  • Holographic nuclear interactions and nuclear matter

  • Description of hadrons, mesons and baryons, in terms of holographic strings: spectra and decays.

  • RG flows and spontaneous breaking of conformal symmetry using  gauge/gravity holography

  • Holographic entanglement entropy for confining and flavored  gauge theories

  • Constraints on the existence of solitons and the stability of spatially modulated systems

Education

  • B.Sc. in Physics; Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 1972-1975

  • M.Sc. in High Energy Physics; Weizmann Institute, 1981-1982

  • Ph.D. in High Energy Physics; Weizmann Institute, 1983-1987

Academic Appointments

  • Teaching assistant Weizmann Institute, 1984-1986

  • Post-Doctoral research in Stanford Linear Accelerator center, 1987-1989

  • Post-Doctoral research, Dept. of Physics UCLA, 1989-1990

  • Senior lecturer, School of Physics Tel Aviv University, Sep. 1990

  • Tenure position, School of Physics Tel Aviv University, May. 1993

  • Associate Professor, School of Physics Tel Aviv University, Oct. 1993

  • Full Professor, School of Physics Tel Aviv University, Oct. 1998

  • Adviser, "Einstein center" Weizmann Institute of Science, 1990-1999

  • Member of the Institute for advanced study Princeton, 2001-2002

Awards and Prizes

  • Distinction in B.Sc studies, Technion- Institute of Technology, 1975

  • Best student Prize of school of Subnuclear Physics Erice Italy, 1985

  • Brener Prize for distinction in P.h.D studies, Weizmann Institute, 1986

  • Dr. Chaim Weizmann Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1987

  • Prof. J. Schwinger Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1989

  • Israel Academy of Science, research grant, 1993

  • Binational Science Foundation USA-Israel research grant, 1993

  • German Israel Foundation, research grant, 1994

  • ISF Excellence center, Center of physics of basic interactions, 1995, 1997

  • ISF Excellence center, Center of physics of basic interactions, 1998,  2000

  • ISF Excellence center, 2000-2004, 2006-2009, 2010-2013

  • ISF Excellence center, 2004

  • ISF Excellence center, 2006

  • Deutch-Israeliche Projektkooperation DIP, 2006

  • German Israel Foundation research grant, 2007

  • Binational Science Foundation USA-Israel grant, 2008

  • ISF Excellence center, 2010

  • Binational Science Foundation USA-Israel grant, 2012

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