Professor Emeritus
  • Electronic structure of atoms.
  • Representation theory of the symmetric group.



Born on February 20, 1945, in Petach Tikva, Israel.
B.Sc. (Summa cum laude), Technion 1967. M.Sc., Technion, 1970. D.Sc., Technion, 1972.

Nuclear Research Center – Negev: 1967-1973.

Technion: Lecturer 1973, Senior Lecturer 1974, Associate Professor 1976, Professor 1982.
Head, Physical Chemistry Division, 1984-1986. Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, 1989-1991.
Chairman, Audit and Control Committee, Technion Faculty Union, 1997-1999.
Incumbent, Abronson Family Chair of Chemistry, 1989-2004. Professor Emeritus, since 2004.

Nazareth Academic Institute: Chairman, Department of Chemistry, and Chairman of the Supreme Academic Council, 2010-2013.

Guangdong – Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Shantou, Guangdong, China, since 2018

Sabbaticals and other long academic visits (Department of Chemistry, unless otherwise indicated): Oxford University. Universit´e de Paris-Sud (Orsay). University of North Carolina.
Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado and National Bureau of Standards. University of Washington. Institut de Physique Nucl´eaire, Universit´e Claude Bernard, Lyon. Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Ontario,Canada. Department of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia. Northwestern University.Centre de Physique Th´eorique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. Institut Blaise Pascal, Universit´e de Paris VII, Paris. Physique Th´eorique et Math´ematique, Univesit´e Libre de Bruxelles. Nuclear Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,Debrecen. Rutgers University. Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Saarland University, Saarbruecken. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Hyderabad Central University, India. Institut Poincar´e, Paris. Institute of Physics,
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava. Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Bologna.

Selected publications