Nathan Aviezer is Professor of Physics and former Chairman of the Physics Department of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Aviezer is the author of more than 140 scientific articles on condensed matter physics. In recognition of his important research contributions, Aviezer was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
In addition to his scientific research, Aviezer has a long-standing involvement in the relationship between Torah and Science. He is the author of three books on this subject: In the Beginning (translated into nine languages), Fossils and Faith (translated into four languages), and Modern Science and Ancient Faith (recently published). Aviezer teaches a course at Bar-Ilan University on “Torah and Science,” which was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize. In addition, Aviezer is active in the organization of an annual Torah and Science Conference which attracts hundreds of participants from all over Israel. Finally, Aviezer was recently awarded a grant from the Templeton Foundation to develop a teaching unit on Torah and science for Orthodox Jewish high schools.