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Personal Details
Address: Department of Chemical Physics
The Weizmann Institute of Science
P.O.B. 26, Rehovot, Israel 76100
Nir Gov
Telephone:+972-8-9343323
Fax:+972-8-9343323
Email:Nir.Gov@weizmann.ac.il
Date of Birth:26 November, 1968
Place of Birth:Haifa, Israel
Military Service:   November 1988 - November 1993, Academic Officer, RAFAEL
Citizenship:Israeli 
Education
Year:November 2001 - February 2004
Post-doc:Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science
Type of research: Developing analytical models in soft condensed-matter physics and biophysics.
In the group of Prof. Samuel Safran.

Year:

January 2000 - August 2001
Post-doc:Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Type of research: Developing analytical models in condensed-matter physics:
Quantum fluid and solids.
In collaboration with the theoretical condensed-matter groups of
Prof. A.J. Leggett and Prof. G.A. Baym.

School:

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi",
"Bose-Einstein Condensation in Atomic Gases."
Location: Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy
Date:7 - 17 July 1998

Ph.D. in Physics:

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 1998
Field: Superfluid 4He
Thesis: Characterization of Superfluidity with and without Disorder
Supervisor: Prof. E. Akkermans

M.Sc. in Physics:

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 1994
Field: Quantum Hydrodynamics
Thesis: Unusual Doppler Effect in Superfluid 4He-3He Mixture
Supervisors: Prof. M. Revzen, Prof. A. Mann, Y.A. Neopomnyashchy.

B.Sc. in Physics:

Tel -Aviv University, 1986-8
Imperial College, London, 1985-6
Employment History
Year:March 2004 - Present
Senior Scientist:Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Type of research: Developing analytical models in soft condensed-matter physics, biophysics and low-temperature physics.

Year:

November 2001 - February 2004
Post-doc:Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science
Type of research: Developing analytical models in soft condensed-matter physics and biophysics.
In the group of Prof. Samuel Safran.

Year:

January 2000 - August 2001
Post-doc:Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Type of research: Developing analytical models in condensed-matter physics:
Quantum fluid and solids.
In collaboration with the theoretical condensed-matter groups of
Prof. A.J. Leggett and Prof. G.A. Baym.

Year:

August 1998 - October 1999
Institute:Department of Physics, Technion
Type of research: Developing analytical models for the quantum properties of solid 4He and 3He.
In collaboration with the low-temperature experimental group of Prof. Emil Polturak.

Year:

November 1998 - April 1999
Institute:Department of Physics, Technion
Type of research: Developing analytical models for the properties of frustrated anti-ferromagnets.
In collaboration with Dr. Amit Keren.
Other Appointments
Year:January 2001 - June 2001
Organization:Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position:Teaching assistant
Type of work:     Instruction in undergraduate physics laboratories
(thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics)

Year:

March 1998 - October 1999
Organization:Department of Physics, Technion
Position:Teaching assistant
Type of work:Instruction in undergraduate physics course
(classical mechanics and special relativity)

Year:

October 1997 - July 1998
Organization:The College of Management, Rishon-Letzion, Israel
Position:Teaching assistant
Type of work:Instruction in undergraduate mathematics course
(algebra and differential methods)

Year:

April 1995 - March 1998
Organization:Department of Physics, Technion
Position:Teaching assistant
Type of work:Instruction in undergraduate physical laboratories
(experiments in mechanics, electricity, waves, optics and modern physics)

Year:

December 1988 - April 1994
Organization:Rafael, Armament Research Authority
Position:Researcher and developer during and after army service
Type of work:     Simulation of hydrodynamics and material properties.
Design and analysis of experiments.
International Recognition
Date:November 1999
Organization:     US - Israel Educational Foundation
Scholarship:Fullbright Post-Doc Fellowship

Talks at International Meetings

Conference:

LT20, 20th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics
Location:University of Oregon, Euguene OR., USA
Date:August 1993

Conference:

QFS98, Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids
Location:University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Date:9-14 June 1998

Conference:

STATPHYS20, XXth IUPAP International Conference on Statistical Physics
Location:Paris, France
Date:20-24 July 1998

Conference:

PHONONS98, Ninth International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter
Location:Lancaster, United Kingdom
Date:26-31 July 1998

School:

16Th Jerusalem Winter School In Theoretical Physics
Location:Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Date:3-12 January 1999

Conference:

LT22, 22th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics
Location:Helsinki University of Technology , Espoo , Finland
Date:August 1999

Conference:

QFS2000, Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids
Location:University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Date:6-12 June 2000

Conference:

APS March Meeting 2001
Location:Seattle, Wash. USA
Date:12-16 March 2001

Conference:

Micro to Macromechanics of Hierarchical Living Materials and Technical Structures. 273rd, WE-Heraeus-Seminar
Location:Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Date:25-28 March 2002

Conference:

LT23, 23rd International Conference on Low Temperature Physics
Location:International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan
Date:August 2002

Conference:

APS March Meeting 2003
Location:Austin, Texas USA
Date:3-7 March 2003

Conference:

47th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
Location:San Antonio, Texas USA
Date:1-5 March 2003

Conference:

SoftComp Workshop
Location:Düsseldorf, Germany
Date:25-26 May 2003

Conference:

48th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
Location:Baltimore, Md. USA
Date:14-18 February 2004

Invited Talks at International Meetings

Conference:

Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology
Location:Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Date:8-12 May 2006

Conference:

Workshop on Driven States in Soft and Biological Matter
Location:International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
Date:18-28 April 2006

Conference:

The Toscana Workshop on Cells & Interfaces
Location:Villa Pitiana, Firenze, Italy
Date:22-28 October 2005

Conference:

230th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition
Location:Washington DC, USA
Date:August 28-September 1 2005

Conference:

The Fritz Haber Symposium on Biophysical Dynamics
Location:Mt. Zion Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
Date:13-14 March 2005

Conference:

NOE SoftComp First meeting Areas 2 and 3
Location:Institut Curie,Paris, France
Date:17-19 January 2005

Conference:

Red Cell Club meeting
Location:University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
Date:15-16 October 2004

Conference:

Gentner Symposium in honor of Prof. Erich Sackmann,
Physics of Biomaterials and Soft Matter
Location:Nirvana Hotel, Dead Sea, Israel
Date:14-17 March 2004

Conference:

ULT23ULtra Low Temperature Physics
Location:Kanazawa, Japan
Date:August 2002

Conference:

QFS2001Sympsium on Quantum Fluids and Solids
Location:University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Date:21-27 July 2001

Invited Lectures at Scientific Schools

Conference:

Biophysics Winter School
Location:KIAS, Seoul, South Korea
Date:12-17 December 2005

Posters at International Meetings

Conference:

6th Liquid Matter Conference
Location:Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date:2-6 July 2005
Scientific Productivity
Competitive national and international grants

Date:

October 2005 - October 2008
Organization:     Israel Science Foundation
Grant:ISF grant

Date:

February 1 2005 - Feruary 2 2008
Organization:The Weizmann Institute of Science
Grant:Incumbent of the Alvin and Gertrude Levine Career Development Chair of Cancer Research

Date:

October 2004 - October 2005
Organization:Center for New Scientitsts
Grant:Robert Rees Applied Research Fund

Date:

June 2004 - June 2006
Organization:EU
Grant:NOE SoftComp grant

Date:

September 2002
Organization:The Weizmann Institute of Science
Scholarship:Koshland Scholar

Date:

November 2001
Organization:The Weizmann Institute of Science
Scholarship:F.G.S. Fellowship Program

Date:

November 1999
Organization:US-Israel Educational Foundation
Scholarship:Fullbright Post-Doc Fellowship

Date:

1994 - 1998
Organization:Department of Physics, Technion
Scholarship:Full Scholarship

Date:

March 1994
Organization:Rafael, Armament Research Authority
Honor:Departmental excellence

National and International Collaborators

Sam Safran

Weizmann Institute, Israel
Emil PolturakTechnion, Israel
Erich SackmannTU-Munich, Germany
Jacques ProstInstitute Curie, Paris, France
Patricia BassereauInstitute Curie, Paris, France
Itay RoussoWeizmann Institute, Israel
Gilad HaranWeizmann Institute, Israel
Daniella GoldfarbWeizmann Institute, Israel
Pierre SensESPCI, Paris, France
Wladimir UrbachENS, Paris, France
Philip PincusUniversity of California Santan-Barbara, U.S.A.
Frank BrownUniversity of California Santan-Barbara, U.S.A.
Rafi KorensteinTel Aviv University, Israel
R. Nomura and Y. Okuda  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Languages
Hebrew:3
English:   3
Spanish:1