Shlomo Havlin

Shlomo Havlin is a professor in the Department of Physics at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. He served as the president of the Israel Physical Society from 1996 to 1999, as dean of Faculty of Exact Sciences from 1999 to 2001, and as chairman at the Department of Physics from 1984 to 1988. He has made fundamental contributions to statistical physics and contributed to multidisciplinary fields such as complex networks, climate, medicine, biology, geophysics, and computer science.

Shlomo published more than 750 scientific papers including over 33 Nature and PNAS papers and 68 Phys. Rev. Lett. His papers are highly cited. Ten of his papers are between the top one percent highest cited papers in the last ten years. In 2017 he was one of the two most cited scientists in Israel.

Shlomo has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 1995 and a fellow of the Institute of Physics in England since 2000. He was head of the Excellence National Network Center supported by the Israel Science Foundation from 1990 to 2011 and head of the Minerva Center from 1994 to 2011. He is in the Editorial Boards of Physica A, New Journal of Physics, Fractals and Co-Editor of Europhysics Letters.

Shlomo obtained the Landau Prize for outstanding Research (Israel, 1988), the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (Germany, 1992), the Nicholson Medal of the American Physical Society (USA, 2006), the Weizmann Prize (Israel, 2009), the Lilienfeld Prize for “a most outstanding contribution to physics” of the American Physical Society (USA, 2010), the Rothschild Prize in Physical and Chemical Sciences (Israel 2014), the  Order of the Star of Italy by the President of Italy (2017), and the Israel Prize in Physics and Chemistry (2018).

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