Nir Davidson received the B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, the M.S. degree in physics from the Technion, Haifa, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and is now an Associate Professor of physics at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. His research is in the areas of laser cooling and trapping of atoms, precision spectroscopy, quantum chaos, quantum optics, atom optics, and Bose-Einstein condensation, and also in the field of physical optics, diffractive optics, and laser physics. Professor Davidson has received the Allon Award from the Israeli Science Foundation, the Yosefa and Leonid Alshwang Prize from the Israeli Academy of Science, the Levinson Award from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Bessel Award from the Humboldt Foundation. He is the President of the Israel Laser and Electro-optics Society (ILEOS). He has served on many scientific and program committees of international conferences and as a feature editor in several special issues. Over the years, he authored/coauthored more than 120 refereed scientific papers and 6 book chapters, and held 5 international patents.
Biography Updated on 24 February 2010