Itamar Procaccia#


Itamar Procaccia
Email:itamar.procaccia 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:4464
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:iprocaccia
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/chemphys/cfprocac



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1985 - present Professor, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1989 - 2001 Dean, Faculty of Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2004 - 2014 Director, Minerva Center for Nonlinear Physics
  • 1997 Visiting Professor, The Rockefeller University, August-October
  • 1992 - 2006 Adjunct Professor, NORDITA, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1991 03-08 Visiting Professor, NORDITA and Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1990 09 - 1991 03 Visiting Professor, The University of Chicago
  • 1987 07 - 1988 12 Head, Department of Chemical Physics, The Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1984 - 1985 Visiting Professor, The University of Chicago
  • 1981 04-07 Visiting Professor, City College of the City University of New York
  • 1977 - 1979 Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977-1979

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nonequilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • Stochastic theory
  • Instabilities
  • Nonlinear systems and chaotic motions
  • Turbulence and turbulent transport processes
  • Fractals in physics
  • Fracture of brittle and ductile materials, the glass transition
  • Mechanical properties of amorphous materials
  • Cross effects between mechanical and magnetic properties in metallic glasses

Honours and Awards
  • The C.N Yang Visiting Professor 1995, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 1995 - 2000 UNESCO Professor in Science and Sustainable Development
  • 1998 The “Fiorino d’Oro”, the highest prize given by the Municipality of Florence for outstanding achievements in science, culture and human affairs
  • 2000 The Raman Chair, a Professorship instituted by the Indian Academy of Sciences in honour of its founder, C.V. Raman,
  • 2002 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2002 Fellow of the German National Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2002 “Euroattractor 2002”- a special prize given by the Polish Academy of Sciences for “Life achievements in Nonlinear Dynamics”, Warsaw
  • 2004 Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK)
  • The Weizmann Prize 2005 (a tri-annual prize in the Exact Sciences given by the Mayor of Tel Aviv)
  • Conferred knighthood by the President of the Italian Republic Mr. Giorgio Napolitano in the “Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity” at the highest grade of “Grande Ufficiale” (Great Officer), for ``Outstanding Scientific Achievements by an Italian citizen abroad”. June 2007
  • 2009 The Israel Prize for Physics
  • 2010 Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2010 The European Research Council “Advanced” grant award (2.5 million dollars)
  • The Gauss Professorship for 2011 from the Goettingen Academy of Sciences, March 2011
  • The 3’rd Moshinsky Memorial Lecture, UNAM, Mexico, November 2011
  • Conferred PhD honoris causa, The University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil, October 2012
  • The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecturer at the Niels Bohr International Academy, August, 2013
  • 2014 Conferred the Grand Star of the “Order of Scientific Merit” of the Federal Republic of Brazil for “Outstanding Scientific Achievements”
  • 2015 AIRBUS Professorship
  • The “Chandrasekhar Lectures”, International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India, April 2015
  • 2016 The first “Rita Levi-Montalcini Prize” for Scientific Cooperation, Italy
  • 2017 Simons Professorial Fellowship at the Niels Bohr International Academy
  • 2017 The European Physical Society Prize in Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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