Physicist in joint project with the University of Sydney awarded the Israel Prize

January 7, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The Technion’s Professor Moty Segev has been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize.

Professor Moti Segev

Professor Moty Segev

“The awarding of the Israel Prize in Physics to Distinguished Professor Segev is the most recent in a long list of honours recognising his unique contribution to physics and in particular optics and photonics,” Technion Australia (NSW) Executive Director, Ken Lander said.

The participation of Technion Distinguished Professor Moti Segev was a critical factor in bringing together the Technion-Sydney University-NSW Government Photonics Research Project to design the computer processing chip of the future which was launched at Sydney University by NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner last month..

Lander added: “Technion Australia is extremely proud that a scientist of his calibre has seen the importance of this collaboration and is investing his time and energy to bring it to fruition. From the outset he has been enthusiastic and despite a very full and extensive research portfolio was keen to include the Australian collaboration in his program. This award not only honours Prof Segev, it also once again demonstrates the Technion’s leadership and standing as one of the world’s foremost universities.”

The Israel Prize is awarded by the State of Israel and is deemed to be the country’s highest honour. Previous recipients include Abba Eban, Golda Meir, Amos Oz and Teddy Kollek. Although restricted to Israelis, a special exception was made in the case of the Israel Philharmonic’s Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta.

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