Sunday, October 17, 2010

(SCI) Israeli Physicist Wins America’s Top Science Prize

"Prof. Yakir Aharonov receives the US National Medal of Science for 'contributions to the foundations of quantum physics.'

Tel Aviv University physicist Prof. (emeritus) Yakir Aharonov will be one of only 10 scientists to receive the US National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama for his outstanding contributions to the field.

The 78-year-old Aharonov, who holds US and Israeli citizenship, will receive the medal, which has been awarded since 1959 to 441 American scientists in the field of physics, biology, mathematics, engineering and behavioral sciences."

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