Harari, Ḥayyim

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HARARI, ḤAYYIM (1940– ), physicist. Born in Jerusalem, Harari completed his doctorate at the Hebrew University in 1965. From 1970 he held the Annenberg Chair in High Energy Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Reḥovot, of which he served as president from 1988 until 2001. From 1978 he has been a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 100 articles on particle physics. In 1989 he was awarded the Israel Prize for exact sciences. He also served (1979–85) as chairman of the Planning and Budgeting Committee (vatat) of the Council for Higher Education and chairman of the Supreme Committee of Science and Technology Education in israel ("mahar 98," 1991–92). In 2001 he became chairman of the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute and chairman of the Management Committee of the Weizmann Global Endowment Management Trust (New York).

[Bracha Rager (2nd ed.)