Michael Baer,  Email: michaelb@fh.huji.ac.il, The Fritz Haber Center for Molecular dynamics

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MICHAEL BAER (Ph. D)

Curriculum vitae

 I HIGHER EDUCATION

1955-1959

Undergraduate: Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Major: Physics. Degree: M.Sc.

1966-1969

Graduate (Ph.D.) Studies: Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Major: Chemical Physics. 'A Theoretical Study of High Energy Interactions of Energetic Atoms in Gas Phase,' with S. Amiel, Soreq NRC and Department of Chemistry, The Hebrew University, and J. Lindhardt, Department of Physics, University of Aarhus, Denmark

1970-71

Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas

1971-73

Research fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

 

IIEMPLOYMENT

1973-2001,

Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Yavne, Israe

1973

Senior Scientist B

1976

Senior Scientist A

1982

Professor (Senior Scientist A+)

1982-1984

Head, Computer Department

1984 - 1995

Group Leader in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics

1995 - 1998

Section Head in Software, Theoretical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry

Sept. 2001

Retired

 

III VISITING APPOINTMENTS (last 20 years)

Academic year 2003/2004

Szent-Gyorgyi Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Autumn 2002

Alexander Von Humboldt Professor, Max-Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Goettingen, Germany

January-June 2002

Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX., USA

Sept.2001-January 2002

ITAMP, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA

March-Sept 2001

Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Sabbatical)

April-November 1999

Oct 2000-Febr 2001;Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Sabbatical)

Winter 1999

Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra,, Coimbra Portugal (Sabbatical)

Summer 1998

Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Autumn 1995-96-97

Department of Chemical Physics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Summers.1994,95,96,97,98

Alexander Von Humboldt Professor, Max-Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Goettingen, Germany

Summer 1993

Department of Physics, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Summer 1992

ITAMP, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA

Spring  1991

JSPS Professor, Institute of Molecular Science, Japan National Research Institutes, Okazaki, Japan

Academic year 1989/1990

Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA (Sabbatical)

Summers 1986-88

Max-Planck Institute für Strömungsforschung, Goettingen, Germany

Academic year 1985/1986

Institute of Molecular Science, Japan National Research Institutes, Okazaki, Japan (Sabbatical)

 

IVAWARDS

February 2006 Invited Speaker for the M.L. Sincar Memorial Lecture, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2003/2004 Szent-Gyorgyi Professor: Research and Teaching Award in Physics by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
1993-98 Lise Meitner-Alexander von Humboldt  Professorship: Research Award for Theoretical Chemistry, Germany
1990 Society for Promoting Science Award Japan

 

Vpublications

PAPERS: Over 300 publications (in refereed journals) related to basic and applied research.

 

BOOKS: 

1.  Baer M. Beyond Born-Oppenheimer: Electronic Nonadiabatic Coupling Terms and Conical Intersections (Wiley Interscience, Hoboken, N.J., 2006).

2.  Baer, M and Billing G. D. (eds) (2002) The Role of Degenerate States in Chemistry. Ser. Advances of Chemical Physics, Vol. 124; John Wiley.

3.  Ng, C-Y. Baer, M. (eds) (1992) State-Selected and State-to-State Ion-Molecule Reaction Dynamics. Ser. Advances of Chemical Physics, Vol. 82 (two Vols.); John Wiley.

4.  Baer, M. (ed) (1985) The Theory of Chemical Reaction Dynamics, CRC Press Inc., Boca Raton, Florida (4 Vols)

  

VIMISCELLANEOUS

1984 - 2001 Member of the International Steering Committee of the European Conferences on Dynamics of Molecular Collisions (MOLEC)
1990 - 1995 Member of the Editorial Board for WILEY Series in Ion Chemistry and Physics
2000 Head organizing committee of MOLEC XIII, European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Collisions  (hold in Jerusalem, September, 2000)
September 2003 Guest Editor: The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Number 37, Vol. 107
October 2004 Guest Editor: The Journal of Physical Chemistry , Number 38, Vol. 108