Brief CV

Short CV of Ramy Brustein (For the complete CV press here. )

  • Personal
    • Born July, 4 1957 in Kibbuz Metzer
    • Raised and educated in Kfar-Saba
    • Married to Esther (Lauf) 1982
    • Son Dror, born in 1984, daughter Michal born in 1989
    • Officer in the IDF intelligence unit 8200, 1975-1980
    • Education
      • Sc, Mathematics and Physics, Graduated with honors, Tel-Aviv U. 1978-1982.
      • Sc., theoretical physics, with honors, Tel-Aviv U. 1982-1984, supervisor: Prof. L. P. Horowitz
      • D., theoretical physics, Tel-Aviv U. 1984-1988, supervisor: Prof. S. Yankielowicz
    • Positions held
      • 1988 – 1991: Post-doctoral fellow, U. of Texas at Austin
      • 1991 – 1993: Post-doctoral fellow, U. of Pennsylvania
      • 1993 – 1995: Fellow, CERN, TH Division
      • 1995 – present: Assistant Prof. –> Professor, Dept. of Physics, BGU
      • 2006 – 2010: Dean, Kreitman Graduate School, BGU
      • 2015 – 2018: Chair, Department of Physics, BGU
      • 2016 – present: Albert Einstein Chair in Theoretical Physics, BGU
    • Visitor positions
      • 7/97 – 10/97, 7/99 – 10/99, 10/01 – 11/01, 9/10-9/11, 10/14, 10/17, 10/18-9/19, Scientific associate, CERN, TH Division, Geneva
      • 10/11 – present, Visiting scientist, CERN, TH Division, Geneva
      • 8/03–12/03, Superstring Cosmology Program, KITP, UC Santa Barbara
      • 9/06–10/06, Superstring Phenomenology Program, KITP, UC Santa Barbara
      • 10/11–3/12, 9/13 – 10/13: Fellow, CAS, Ludwig Maximilian U., Munich
      • 3/12–5/12, Bits, Branes, Black Holes Program, KITP, UC Santa Barbara
      • 10/12–11/12, 9/17: Visiting Professor, CCPP, NYU, New York
      • 9/15-10/15, Visiting Professor, DAMTP, University of Cambridge,, Cambridge.
      • 9/17, Visiting member, Simons Foundation Flatiron Institute, New York.
      • 10/17 Short term member, Institute for Advanced study, Princeton, New Jersey.
    • Lectures at international schools
      • Third international school on field theory and gravitation, Vitoria, ES, Brazil, 2003.
        • Title: Quantum entanglement, thermodynamics and area
      • Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics school on Strings and Fundamental physics , Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2014.
        • Title: Black hole paradoxes: The clash of quantum mechanics and gravity
    • Awards and honors
      • Lavi memorial prize, Tel Aviv Univ., 1985
      • Abraham Weinberg graduate scholarship, Tel Aviv Univ., 1986
      • Wolf Foundation graduate scholarship, Tel Aviv Univ., 1987
      • Buchman graduate scholarship, Tel Aviv Univ., 1988
      • Alon fellowship, Israel’s council for higher education, 1994-1997
      • Toman academic excellence prize, BGU, 1997
      • Highly cited paper award, Science Citation Index, 2005
      • Excellent Teaching award, BGU, 2007
      • Excellent Teaching award, BGU, 2008
      • Excellent Researcher award, BGU, 2011
      • Albert Einstein Chair in Theoretical Physics, BGU, 2016 –
      • Public lectures
        • The accelerated expansion of the universe, Science and Imagination Conference, Sde-Boker, Israel
        • Is the expansion of the universe accelerated by dark energy ? Shomo Shamayim lecture series, Hebrew U., Jerusalem, Israel
        • Creation of the Universe, Origin of Life workshop, The Ilan Ramon Lecture, BGU and Dead Sea Works annual executive meeting
        • CERN – The new Babel, CAS Ludwig Maximilians U. Munich, Germany, cutting edge lectures
        • The Higgs boson – The discovery of the God particle in the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, The Ilan Ramon Lecture, BGU
        • Gravitational waves as predicted by Einstein, The Ilan Ramon Lecture, BGU and Basic Notions Seminar, ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
        • Black holes: beyond the horizon into the quantum twilight zone, public lecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.