Prof. Shimon Yankielowicz

חוג לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה אמריטוס
Prof. Shimon Yankielowicz
Phone: 03-6406150
Fax: 03-6407932
Office: Kaplun, 425



  • High Energy Physics, Elementary Particles Physics

  • Quantum Field Theories and Quantum Gauge Theories

    • Non-Perturbative aspects of Quantum Field Theories

    • Geometry and Topology of Field (Gauge) Theories

    • Quantum Anomalies

    • Dualities between Quantum Field Theories

    • Supersymmetry

    • Renormalization Group Flows

  • String Theory

    • String/Gravity and Field (Gauge) theories dualities

    • Using dualities to explore non-perturbative, strong coupling phenomena: QCD (confinement, spontaneous symmetry breaking, phase diagram as function of temperature, chemical potential etc.); systems in hydrodynamic phase (e.g. quark-gluon plasma) ; critical behaviour of condense matter systems.

    • Quantum Gravity and Black Holes


  • B.Sc. (with distinction) in Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University, 1966

  • M.Sc. (with distinction) in Physics, Hebrew University, 1968

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1974

Academic Appointments

  • Research Associate, SLAC Stanford University, U.S., 1974-1976

  • Research Associate, Cornell University, U.S., 1977-1978

  • Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, 1976-1980

  • Scientific Associate, CERN, Switzerland, 1981-1982

  • Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, 1980-1984

  • Visiting Professor, LBL, University of California Berkeley, U.S. and SLAC, Stanford University, U.S., 1984-1985

  • Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 1984-1987

  • Scientific Associate (Visiting Professor) CERN, Switzerland, 1988-1989

  • Professor of Physics, Tel-Aviv University, 1987-Today

  • Scientific Associate (Visiting Professor) CERN, Switzerland, 1994-1995

Awards and Prizes

  • Weizmann Prize in Exact Sciences, 2013

  • Meitner-Humboldt Award and Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation, 1999

  • Incumbent of the Dr. Theodoro Jack and Dorothea Krauthamer Chair in Physics, 2005-Present

  • Leading Researcher (PI) in Centers of Research Excellence of the Israel  Science Foundation ISF, 1995-Present

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