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Ilan Ben-Zvi

Senior Scientist Emeritus, Department Level, Collider Accelerator Department

Ilan Ben-Zvi

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Collider Accelerator Department
Bldg. 911B
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-5143
benzvi@bnl.gov

Ilan Ben-Zvi is a BNL Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University and Senior Scientist emeritus, formerly Associate Chair for Accelerator R&D at BNL’s Collider-Accelerator Department and Chief Scientist of the ATF. He has been at Stony Brook and Brookhaven since 1988. Ben-Zvi served as the Director of the ATF for 15 years. He is active in R&D on superconducting RF, photocathode injectors, electron-hadron colliders and advanced accelerator concepts and has over 600 scientific publications. Ben-Zvi was elected Fellow of the APS, of the AAAS and of the IEEE. He received the IEEE/NPSS PAST Award, the BNL Science and Technology Award, the FEL Prize and the IEEE/NPSS Merit Award. He served leading roles in various meetings and panels, including HEPAP, and several HEPAP Subpanels, in particular on Accelerator R&D. He served on the National Academies Committee for the Scientific Assessment of Free-Electron Laser Technology for Naval Applications. He served as the Divisional Associate Editor of Physics Review Letters, and international committees, such as the Advisory Committee for TRIUMF. He initiated the joint accelerator conferences web site JACoW.

Expertise | Research | Education | Appointments | Awards


Expertise

Accelerator physics, RF superconductivity, high-brightness electron beams.

Research Activities

Double Quarter Wave Resonator for the LHC luminosity upgrade. Diamond amplified electron source. Fast ferroelectric tuner for RF cavties.

Education

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, BS in Mathematics and Physics, 1965

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, MS in Physics, 1967

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, 1970

Professional Appointments

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY,   Brookhaven Professor of Physics (2011-present), Adjunct Professor of Physics (1990 – 2011), Visiting Professor of Physics (1988-1990), Visiting Associate Professor (1980-1982)

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (1988 –present) , Physicist (1988-1999), NSLS Department, tenure since 1991, Physicist (1988-1999), NSLS Department, tenure since 1991, Associate Chair, Collider-Accelerator Department (2005-2018), Senior Scientist Emeritus (2018-present)

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1970- 1988), Physicist (1970-1974), Senior Physicist (1974-1978), Head, Cryogenic Technology Laboratory (1975-1988), Research Fellow, (1978-1982), tenured in 1978, Senior Research Fellow (1982-1988).

Stanford University, CA (1970-1975), Visiting Research Associate.

Awards & Recognition

Fellow American Physical Society, 1994.

Recipient IEEE NPSS 1999 Accelerator Science and Technology Award.

Recipient BNL Science and Technology Award for 2001.

Senior Member IEEE, 2003.

Free-Electron Laser Prize, 2007.

Fellow AAAS, 2007.

Recipient IEEE NPSS Merit Award, 2008

Fellow IEEE, 2009

Ilan Ben-Zvi

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Collider Accelerator Department
Bldg. 911B
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-5143
benzvi@bnl.gov