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  • Prof. Moshe (Max) Jammer

    Bar-Ilan University Mourns the Passing of its Former President, Prof. Moshe (Max) Jammer

    Date: 2010-12-20 Hour: 10:12

    Prof. Moshe (Max) Jammer, an Israel Prize-winning physicist who worked closely with Albert Einstein during Einstein's final years, passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 95.

    Prof. Jammer was born in Berlin and studied physics, philosophy and history of science at the University of Vienna. He served on the faculty of the Hebrew University, where he received a PhD in experimental physics. He also taught at Harvard University, the University of Oklahoma, and Boston University. He became a close colleague of Albert Einstein, who wrote the foreword in Jammer's book Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics.

    In the 1950s Prof. Jammer joined Bar-Ilan University, establishing the Department of Physics and becoming Professor of Physics. From 1967-77 he served as Rector and Acting President of the University.

    Prof. Jammer studied Einstein's attitude to religion and to G-d, and published his findings in the book Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology.

    Prof. Jammer was buried at the Sanhedria cemetery in Jerusalem.