Honorary Fellows: Professor Ora Entin-Wohlman
Professor Ora Entin-Wohlman for leadership in condensed matter theory, and seminal contributions in diverse subfields including superconductivity, electron and phonon localization, magnetism, nanoscience, and spintronics.
Over the last 50 years, Professor Ora Entin-Wohlman has continuously made seminal contributions to diverse subfields of condensed matter physics, including spintronics (introducing spin–orbit interactions as the basis for modern spintronics, proposing spin filters), superconductivity (explaining granular superconductors, motivating future Nobel Prize in Physics recipient Alex Müller into high-Tc superconductivity, solving the 20-year puzzle of persistent current in copper, enabling the Blonder–Tinkham–Klapwijk solution of normal-metal/superconductor junctions), magnetism (structure of cuprates, discovery of the Shekhtman–Entin-Wohlman–Aharony effect), multiferroics (explaining experiments), localized states of electrons (variable range hopping in a magnetic field) and of vibrational modes in disordered media (fractons), and nanoelectronics (explaining phase-rigidity in Aharonov–Bohm interferometers). Her work has placed her among the leaders of all these fields.
Entin-Wohlman opened new research directions, answered long-standing puzzles, corrected crucial old papers, caused leading scientists to open new research directions and explained many experiments. She has collaborated with theorists and experimentalists in many countries, and contributed to the community in editorial boards and in important international committees.
She has trained many students, wrote a self-study book on solid state physics and has been a role model to female students. All this has been recognized by many prizes, fellowships and memberships in academies.