Prof. Eliazer[ELI] Piasetzky

Emeritus in School of Physics and Astronomy
ביה"ס לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה אמריטוס
Prof. Eliazer[ELI] Piasetzky
Phone: 03-6409428
Fax: 03-6406369
Office: Shenkar Physics, 520


Prof. Eliazer Piasetzky's main research focuses on the experimental study of nuclear and nucleon structure using high-energy hadron and electron probes. In the last decade and a half, he has concentrated on studies of Short Range Correlation (SRC) in nuclei.  He started the SRC project at BNL (USA), and continues now at Jefferson Lab.(USA), GSI (Germany), and Dubna (Russia). In collaboration with Prof. emeritus Lichtenstadt, he is leading an effort to study the difference between free and bound nucleons using polarization transfer measurements at the Mainz MAMI accelerator.  He also participates in a neutrino scattering experiment at Fermi Laboratory (MicroBoone) and isone of the pioneers of the proton radius puzzle study at PSI in Switzerland.


Research achievements include: the extraction of the short range pairing probabilities in asymmetric nuclei and pointing to its implication  to the understanding of neutron stars and the difference between the internal (quark gluon) structure of a bound and a free nucleon.


Future directions: approved experiments in major accelerator facilities in Europe and U.S.A which will address different fundamental aspects of nucleon structure and  nucleon-nucleon interaction, especially at  short distances.


  • B.Sc., Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1971-1974

  • M.Sc., Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1976-1978

  • Ph.D., Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1978-1981

  • B.A. Archeology, Tel Aviv University, 1997-1999

Academic Appointments

  • Post‑doctorate, Los Alamos Natl. Lab.,  1981-1982

  • Staff Member, Los Alamos Natl. Lab., 1982-1984

  • Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 1984-1986

  • Assoc. Professor, Tel Aviv University, 1987-1992

  • Professor, Tel Aviv University, 1992‑Present     

  • Visiting Physicist, Brookhaven Natl. Lab., 1992

  • Chairman, Nuclear Physics Department,  Tel Aviv University, 1989-1991

  • Chairman, Nuclear Physics Department, Tel Aviv University, 1996-1998

  • Chairman, Nuclear Physics Department, Tel Aviv University, 2000-2002 

  • The Wolfson chair in experimental physics, Tel Aviv University, 2006-Present

  • Director, Institute for Nuclear Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2007-2013

  • member of the Nuclear Physics Board (NPB), European Physical Society, 2011-Present

Awards and Prizes

  • The Helena and Philip Spitzer Award (The Israel Science foundation), 1997

  • Commendation for physics teaching, Tel Aviv University, 1998/9, 2003/4, 1012/13

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