Hanoch Gutfreund
חנוך גוטפרוינד
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Born1935 (age 86–87)
NationalityIsraeli
Alma materthe Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Ph.D. in theoretical physics; 1966)
Known forPresident of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Titlethe Andre Aisenstadt Chair in theoretical physics

Hanoch Gutfreund (Hebrew: חנוך גוטפרוינד; born 1935) is the Andre Aisenstadt Chair in theoretical physics and was the president at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to his presidency, he was a professor at the university.

Biography

Gutfreund received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1966.[1][2]

Gutfreund is the Andre Aisenstadt Chair in Theoretical Physics and has been a professor at the university since 1985.[2][3] Gutfreund was earlier the Head of the Physics Institute, Head of the Advanced Studies Institute, Rector, and President of the university from 1992 to 1997 (following Yoram Ben-Porat, and succeeded by Menachem Magidor).[2][4][5][6]

Gutfreund is the Director of the Einstein Center and is Hebrew University's appointee responsible for Albert Einstein's intellectual property.[2][7][8][9] He heads the executive committee of the Israel Science Foundation.[2]

His writings include The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures (with Jürgen Renn, Princeton University Press, 2017) and The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece (with Jürgen Renn, Princeton University Press, 2017), and Einstein on Einstein: Autobiographical and Scientific Reflections (with Jürgen Renn, Princeton University Press, 2020).[10][11][12]

Gutfreund lives in Jerusalem.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Hanoch Gutfreund | ELSC". Elsc.huji.ac.il. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Hanoch Gutfreund | MPIWG". Mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  3. ^ Alan Posener (2016-04-17). "Ein Interview mit Hanoch Gutfreund über Albert Einstein - WELT". Welt.de. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  4. ^ Kim, Meeri (2016-06-29). "The Einstein Legacy Project Celebrates 100 Years of General Relativity | Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertagungen". Lindau-nobel.org. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  5. ^ Barak, Naama (2009-11-23). "The little train that could... teach". ISRAEL21c. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  6. ^ "Office of the President | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem". New.huji.ac.il. 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  7. ^ "Einstein Archives unveil 110 never-before-seen items," March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Ilan Ben Zion (March 6, 2019). "Hebrew University adds new manuscripts to Einstein archive," AP.
  9. ^ "Einstein promises an enjoyable challenge". Haaretz. 2015-11-27. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  10. ^ Hanoch Gutfreund, Jürgen Renn (2017). The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691174631. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  11. ^ Hanoch Gutfreund, Jürgen Renn (2017). The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691175812. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  12. ^ Jürgen Renn, Hanoch Gutfreund (2020). Einstein on Einstein: Autobiographical and Scientific Reflections. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691183602. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  13. ^ "Hanoch Gutfreund," PBS.