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Amnon Yariv

Amnon Yariv, Israeli electrical engineering educator, research scientist. Recipient Pender award University Pennsylvania, Harvey prize Technion, Israel, 1992, National Medal Science The White House, 2010.

Background

  • Yariv, Amnon was born on April 13, 1930 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Arrived in the United States, 1951, naturalized, 1964. Son of Shraga and Henya (Davidson) Yariv.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1954; Master of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1958.

    Career

    • Member technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1959-1963. Director laser research Watkins-Johnson Company, 1963-1964. Member faculty California Institute of Technology, since 1964, Martin Summerfield professor applied physics, since 1966.

      Co-founder Xponent, Orbits Corporation, Teleris Corporation, Incorporated. With Israeli Army, 1948-1950.

    Works

    • Quantum Electronics
    • This Third Edition of the popular text, while retaining nearly all the material of the previous edition, incorporates material on important new developments in lasers and quantum electronics.
    • Author: Quantum Electronics, 1967, 75, 85, Introduction to Optical Electronics, 1971, 77, 89, Theory and Applications of Quantum Mechanics, Propagation of Light in Crystals.

    Membership

    Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Quantum Electronics award 1980), American Optical Society (Ives medal 1986, Esther Beller medal 1998), American Academy Arts and Sciences, member National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Physical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Pokras, April 10, 1972. Children: Elizabeth, Dana, Gabriela.
    • child: Elizabeth Yariv
    • child: Dana Yariv
    • child: Gabriela Yariv
    • mother: Henya (Davidson) Yariv
    • spouse: Frances Pokras
    • father: Shraga
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    Born April 13, 1930
    Nationality
    • 1954
      University California
    • 1956
      University California
    • 1958
      University California
    • 1959 - 1963
      Member, technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories
    • 1963 - 1964
      director, laser research Watkins-Johnson Company