Prof. Ora Entin

Emeritus in School of Physics and Astronomy
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Prof. Ora Entin
Office: Shenkar Physics, 326


Prof. Ora Entin works on a range of topics in condensed matter theory, especially in mesoscopic physics, superconductivity and spintronics. Examples include spin filtering and spin splitting due to the spin-orbit interaction, combined with a variety of mechanisms which break time reversal symmetry, decoherence due e.g. to telegraph noise, Josephson junctions with spin-orbit active links, transport via molecular junctions (including full counting of the current distributions and noise), pair breaking which prevent superconductivity due to magnetic impurities, thermoelectricity (e.g. in three-terminal devices), multiferroics, and more. 


Research achievements include: Explained spin splitting in chiral molecules, solved a long-standing puzzle on the large persistent current in copper rings, proposed mechanisms to enhance the efficiency of mesoscopic thermoelectric devices, and more.


Future directions continue along all of the above lines.


  • B. Sc., Technion, 1965

  • M. Sc., Technion, 1967

  • Ph. D., Bar Ilan University, 1973

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1965-1967

  • Instructor, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, 1969-1972

  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel: 1973-Instructor; 1974-Lecturer; 1978-Senior Lecturer; 1982-Associate Professor; 1986-Professor; 2006-Professor Emerita

  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel: 2003-Visiting Professor;  2006-2013: Professor,  2013-present: Professor Emerita

  • Consultant, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1974-1987

  • Research Associate, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1978-1984

  • Research Associate, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, 1982-1984

  • Visiting Professor, Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 1986-1987

  • Visiting Professor, Norwegian Academy, 2000-2001

  • Consultant, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Since 1987

  • Visiting Scientist, NIST, 2002-2004

  • Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2003

  • Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Lab., 2003-2006

  • Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, 2005, 2009, 2012

  • Visiting Scientist, PITP, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2006, 2007, 2009

  • Visiting Professor, NTT Institute for Basic Research, 2007, 2009

  • Institute for Advanced Studies, Santa Barbara, 2009

  • Visiting Professor, Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Visiting professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Seoul, Korea, 2011

  • Visiting Professor, LMU, Munich, 2011

  • Visiting Professor, Freie Universitat, Berlin, 2011

  • Visiting Professor, Mie University Japan, 2012

Awards and Prizes

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society

  • Member, Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters

  • Member, European Academy of Sciences and Letters

  • L. Meitner-A. v. Humboldt Research award, 2002

  • Member, IUPAP commission on Magnetism, 1999-2006

  • M. Landau Prize in Exact Sciences (nanoscience), 2003

  • Fellow, The Institute of Physics, 2005

  • The fellowship of the Japanese Society of promotion of Science (JSPS), 2007

  • Appointed: Outstanding referee for the Journals of the APS, Feb. 2008

  • Elected foreign fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2018

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