Speaker Profile Prof. Nathan Aviezer

Nathan Aviezer is Professor of Physics and former Chairman of the Physics Department of Bar-Ilan University. Aviezer is the author of more than 100 scientific articles on solid state physics. In recognition of his important research contributions, Aviezer was honored by being elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1984) and a Research Professor of the Royal Society of London (1992). In addition to his purely scientific research, Aviezer has a long-standing interest in the relationship between Torah and science. He is the author of the best-selling books In the Beginning: Biblical Creation and Science (translated into nine languages) and Fossils and Faith: Understanding Torah and Science. Aviezer also teaches a course at Bar-Ilan University on "Torah and Science," which was awarded the prestigious 1999 Templeton Prize. Finally, Aviezer organizes an annual Torah and Science Conference, held at Bar-Ilan University, which attracts hundreds of participants from all over Israel. Born in Switzerland, raised in the United States, Professor Aviezer received his doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago, and subsequently held a research position at the IBM Watson Research Center near New York. In 1967, Nathan and his wife Dvora made aliya to Israel . The Aviezers have four children and live in Petach Tikva.