Amikam Aharoni

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Amikam Aharoni
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Amikam Aharoni in his office at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Born August 5, 1929
Safed, Palestine
Died January 21, 2002
Rehovot, Israel
Fields Magnetism
Institutions Weizmann Institute

Amikam Aharoni (Hebrew: עמיקם אהרני‎; 1929–2002) was an Israeli physicist who has made numerous contributions to the fields of magnetism.


Born in Safed, Aharoni received a M.A. in Physics from Hebrew University in 1953 and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute in 1957. His thesis was on magnetoresistive memory elements. His postdoc work with John Bardeen took him to the University of Illinois during 1958-1959. In 1971-1972, 1977–1978, and 1992 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Metallurgy at the University of Oxford. In 1972 he was promoted to professor in the Department of Electronics at Weizmann Institute, and in 1978 he was appointed the Richard Kronstein Professor of Theoretical Magnetism.


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Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Magnetics Society of 1993.


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