הביוגרפיה של יובל נאמן - Yuval Ne'eman
A Biography of Yuval Ne'eman
מאת: אנדרו ווטסון
As a leading scientist, government minister, and innovative soldier Yuval Ne'eman has lived several lives woven into one. A child prodigy endowed with a stunning memory, Ne'eman's science career had to wait while he fought in Israel's War of Independence before becoming one of the architects of the new nation's infrastructure.
Later combining his duties as Israel's military attach? to Britain with science studies at London's Imperial College, his very first research paper brought order to the confused world of sub-atomic particles and put Ne'eman's name in generations of textbooks across the world.
In the 1960s he balanced his central role in Israel's nuclear program with scientific research before becoming founding professor of physics at Tel Aviv University.
His research at Tel Aviv, a subtle blend of geometry and symmetry applied through mathematics to understanding the Universe at the most fundamental levels, has spanned four decades. Close links with the military and the intelligence world saw him in demand whenever Israel was under threat.
Concerned for Israel's strategic security, in response to geopolitical concessions he founded a political party to promote his controversial views. He served as a cabinet minister twice, leaving a lasting impression on Israel's territorial politics and science.
A driven, ultra-rational and humble man, Ne'eman has been inspired throughout his life by two passions: physics and Israel. This is his story.