Humboldt Research Awardee at LMU
Physicist Yaron Oz (Tel Aviv University) has won a Humboldt Research Award, enabling him to undertake a project at a German university. Prof. Oz has chosen to collaborate with Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Professor of Cosmology at LMU.
Yaron Oz enjoys worldwide renown among his peers as one of the leading theoretical physicists in his field. His major research interests lie in quantum field theory, gravitation and string theory, and his seminal contributions have opened up new perspectives in these areas. Among his most significant works are important studies of non-perturbative features of supersymmetric gauge theories, and investigations of the hydrodynamics of black holes. In the course of his stay at LMU, Oz will work together with Viatcheslav Mukhanov on diverse aspects of quantum field theory, gravitation and theoretical cosmology.
Yaron Oz obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1991, at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa. He subsequently held posts at Tel Aviv University (Israel), at the University of California in Berkeley, and at CERN in Geneva, before taking up a position as Professor of Physics in Tel Aviv in 2001. In 2011 he was named Dean of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences at Tel Aviv University. Yaron Oz is also the current President of the Israel Physical Society.