Bekenstein receives Wolf Prize in Physics

By Ian Randall. Published on 15 February 2012 in:
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Jacob Bekenstein has been announced as the recipient of the 2012 Wolf Prize in Physics, in honour of his work in formulating the thermodynamics of black holes.

Bekenstein will be presented with the award – which consists of a certificate and prize money to the sum of 100,000 USD – by Israel President Shimon Peres, at a special ceremony at the Knesset on 13 May.

Bekenstein, who hails from Mexico City, received his PhD at Princeton University in 1972. Since then, he has worked…

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