Miron Ya Amusia

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Miron Ya Amusia graduated from Leningrad State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (former USSR) in 1958 with honor. The same year joined the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute in Leningrad. He received his Ph.D. and D.S. degrees in theoretical physics at Leningrad State University in 1965 and 1972, respectively. In 1968, he organized and headed a long living atomic theory and computation group. Currently, he works at Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St.-Petersburg, Russia. He is a Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, recipient of two medals, an A. von Humboldt Research Price recipient, an American Physical Society Fellow, a Foreign Fellow of Argonne National Laboratory (1992), and a Lady Davies Fellow of the Hebrew University (1995). His main field of activity is the many-body theory of nuclei, atoms, metals, and clusters. In these directions, he has about 450 publications in refereed journals and 10 books. He is particularly recognized for development of the theory of atomic photoeffect, where his research affected the field impressively, leading to important theoretical predictions and subsequent experimental discoveries. He together with colleagues predicted an entirely new mechanism of light emission in complex particles scattering. Twenty-four students have received their Ph.D. degrees with Professor Amusia, 10 of them already became full professors. All of them are working mainly in the field of atomic many-body theory, thus forming a world recognized scientific school.

Biography Updated on 15 April 2009

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