Prof. Amir Levinson

חוג לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Amir Levinson
Phone: 03-6408553
Fax: 03-6408179
Office: Kaplun, 113


The research conducted by Amir Levinson focuses on extreme astrophysical phenomena associated with the activity of black holes and neutron stars.  Examples include: Active galactic nuclei, microquasars, gamma ray bursts, pulsars and magnetars.   Amir studies various aspects of those systems by performing theoretical and computational work


  • B.SC. in Physics, Ben Gurion University, 1985

  • M.SC. in Physics, Ben Gurion University, 1988

  • PhD  in Physics, Ben Gurion University, 1992

Academic Appointments

  • Research Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, 1992-1995

  • Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics, Cornell university, 1995-1997

  • Senior Lecturer in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1997-2002

  • Associate Professor in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2002-2009

  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Sydney, 2003

  • Visiting Academic, KITP, UC Santa Barbara, Spring 2005

  • Professor in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2009 - Present

  • JILA distinguish visitor, JILA, Colorado University, spring 2012

  • Head, Astronomy & Astrophysics Department, Tel Aviv University, 2012-Present

Awards and Prizes

  • Wolf Prize for Graduate Students, 1989

  • Israel Physical Society Prize, 1991

  • NASA ATP Grant, 1995

  • Alon Fellowship, 1997 

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