PROFESSOR NATHAN AVIEZER

Professor Nathan Aviezer

Nathan Aviezer is Professor of Physics and former Chairman of the Physics Department of Bar-Ilan University in Israel.  Aviezer is the author of 140 scientific articles.  In recognition of his important research contributions, Aviezer was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

In addition to his scientific research, Aviezer has a long-standing involvement in Torah and Science and is the author of three books on this subject: In the Beginning (translated into nine languages), Fossils and Faith (translated into four languages), and Modern Science and Ancient Faith (recently published).  Aviezer teaches a course at Bar-Ilan University on “Torah and Science,” which was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize.  In addition, Aviezer is active in the organization of an annual Torah and Science Conference which attracts participants from all over Israel.  Finally, Aviezer was recently awarded a Templeton Foundation grant to develop a teaching unit on Torah and Science for Orthodox high schools.

Professor Aviezer received his doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago, and subsequently held a research position at IBM Watson Research Center.  In 1967, Nathan and his wife Dvora made aliya to Israel and they live in Petach Tikva.  The Aviezers have four children and sixteen grandchildren.