Yoseph Imry

Yoseph Imry (Hebrew: יוסף אמרי; born 23 February 1939 – 29 May 2018) was an Israeli physicist.

Yoseph Imry
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Joe Imry, Aug. 2008
Born(1939-02-23)February 23, 1939
DiedMay 29, 2018(2018-05-29) (aged 79)
AwardsWolf Prize in Physics, Israel Prize
Scientific career
FieldsMesoscopic physics
InstitutionsWeizmann Institute of Science, IBM
Doctoral studentsYigal Meir

He was best known for taking part in the foundation of mesoscopic physics, a relatively new branch of condensed matter physics. It is concerned with how the behavior of systems whose size is in between micro- and macroscopic, crosses over between these two regimes. These systems can be handled and addressed by more or less usual macroscopic methods, but their behavior may still show quantum effects.

Awards and honoursEdit

In 1996, 2001 and 2016, Imry received the Rothschild Prize, Israel Prize and Wolf Prize in physics, respectively.[1][2][3][4] Imry was the 1996 Lorentz Professor at Leiden University.[5]

He was a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg), the European Academy of Sciences, Sciences and Humanities (Paris), the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Yoseph Imry, 1996

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rothschild Prize to Weizmann Institute Professor Yoseph Imry". Weizmann Institute of Science. June 26, 1996.
  2. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) – Recipient's C.V."
  3. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) – Judges' Rationale for Grant to Recipient".
  4. ^ Shamah, David (January 13, 2016). "Israel's 'pre-Nobel' Wolf Prize awardees announced". The Times of Israel. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lorentz Chair".

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