Professor Yaron Oz
Professor Yaron Oz was named the Rector of Tel Aviv University in 2015. He completed, summa cum laude, two B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics, an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics at the Technion.
Professor Oz was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. During the years 1998-2002, he worked as a staff member at the research institute CERN in Switzerland. He joined the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University as a Professor in 2001.
During 2006-2011, he served as head of School of Physics and Astronomy, and during 2011-2015, as Dean of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences at Tel-Aviv University.
The research fields of Professor Oz are high energy particle physics, quantum field theories and supersymmetry, classical and quantum gravity and superstrings. He has made important contributions to those fields, publishing about 140 scientific papers and lecturing in about 150 international conferences.
Professor Oz is the incumbent of the Yuval Neeman Chair in Physics. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and held the Chair of the ISF Research Center of Excellence in Basic Interactions.
Professor Oz has been the recipient of numerous research grants and is a member of the I-CORE in the Quantum Universe. He has supervised more than 40 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and as Invited Professor, he lectured at numerous universities and research institutes, such as the College de France in Paris and the Simons Center in US. Professor Oz has been a member of the Scientific committee of many international conferences.
Professor Oz is the President of the Israel Physical Society, an Editor of the Journal of High Energy Physics, the Chair of the National Committee for Pure and Applied Sciences of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and a member of the National High Energy Committee.