Famous Israeli Physicists

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David Deutsch
(Physicist)

David Deutsch
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Birthdate: May 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

David Deutsch is a British physicist, currently serving as a visiting professor at the University of Oxford. He is a pioneer in the field of quantum computation and gave a description for a quantum Turing machine. He is a proponent of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. He received the Dirac Prize of the Institute of Physics in 1998. 

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Moshé Feldenkrais
(Engineer and physicist, known as the founder of the Feldenkrais Method)

Moshé Feldenkrais
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Birthdate: May 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Slavuta, Ukraine
Died: July 1, 1984

Moshé Feldenkrais was a Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and engineer. He founded the Feldenkrais Method of physical exercise that aims to improve mind-body coordination. He earned his Doctor of Science in Physics at the University of Paris, where he studied under Marie Curie. He earned a black belt in judo and became a co-founding member of the Ju-Jitsu Club de France. 

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Nathan Rosen
(Theoretical physicist, University teacher)

Nathan Rosen
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Birthdate: March 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: December 18, 1995

Physicist Nathan Rosen was born tom Jewish parents in New York. The MIT alumnus later gained recognition in the scientific circle for co-authoring a paper with Albert Einstein, which laid down what is now known as the wormhole, or the Einstein-Rosen bridge. He was also instrumental in establishing various institutes.

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Jacob Bekenstein
(Theoretical Physicist Known for His Contributions to the Foundation of 'Black Hole Thermodynamics')

Jacob Bekenstein
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Birthdate: May 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: August 16, 2015

Jacob Bekenstein was born to Polish Jew immigrant parents in Mexico. The Rothschild Prize-winning physicist later also gained both American and Israeli citizenships. He is best remembered for his discovery of thermodynamic properties in black holes. The Princeton alumnus and Technion professor was also quite a religious man.

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Yuval Ne'eman
(Physicist)

Yuval Ne'eman
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Birthdate: May 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Died: April 26, 2006

Israeli theoretical physicist Yuval Ne'eman grew up in Egypt and was gearing up to be an engineer and take over his family business of pumps. He also fought wars for Israel’s independence but later joined military intelligence. He is said to have inspired a character in Frederick Forsyth's The Odessa File.

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Cyril Domb
(Theoretical Physicist)

Cyril Domb
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Birthdate: December 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, UK
Died: February 15, 2012

Though given a strict Jewish education, British-Israeli physicist Cyril Domb turned out to be a math prodigy. He also worked on radars during World War II and later taught at Cambridge and King’s College London. He also formed an association of Jewish scientists and penned books such as Maaser Kesafim.