Aharon Katzir

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Aharon Katzir
אהרן קציר
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Born
Aharon Katchalsky

September 15, 1914
Łódź, Poland
DiedMay 30, 1972(1972-05-30) (aged 57)
CitizenshipIsraeli
OccupationPioneer in the study of the electrochemistry of biopolymers
Awards

Aharon Katzir (Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky) (September 15, 1914 – May 30, 1972)[1] was an Israeli pioneer in the study of the electrochemistry of biopolymers.

Biography[edit]

Born 1914 in Łódź, Poland, he moved to Mandatory Palestine in 1925, where he taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. There, he adopted his Hebrew surname Katzir. He was a faculty member at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel as well as at the department of medical physics and biophysics at UC Berkeley, California.

He was murdered in a terrorist attack at Ben Gurion International Airport in 1972 in which 26 people were killed and 80 injured.[2] His younger brother, Ephraim Katzir, became the President of Israel in 1973.

Awards and commemoration[edit]

Textbooks[edit]

  • Katchalsky, Aharon; Curran, Peter F. (1965). Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in Biophysics. Harvard University Press.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weizmann Institute of Science Archives". Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Lod Airport Massacre
  3. ^ "Israel Prize recipients in 1961 (in Hebrew)". cms.education.gov.il (Israel Prize official website). Archived from the original on April 11, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ BeKur HaMahapecha Lectures
  5. ^ Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky Center