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Prof. Bilha Segev 1963 - 2005
Professor Bilha Segev was born and grew up in Haifa, Israel. She
received her B.Sc. in 1988, Suma cum Laude, her M.Sc. in 1992,
and her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Technion. She won a Rothchild
Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship, and from 1996 to 1998 she
was a Research Associate at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic
and Molecular Physics (ITAMP) at Harvard University; she also
won a prestigious ITAMP Fellowship. At ITAMP she worked on
varied topics such as electron-positron pair production in heavy
ion collisions, evanescent-wave atomic mirrors, energy transfer
processes between Born-Oppenheimer surfaces in molecules,
and superluminal light propagation and quantum noise. She
joined the faculty of Ben-Gurion University in 1998, after
receiving the prestigious Alon Fellowship for outstanding young
faculty. In 2002, she received the Toronto Prize for excellence in research. Her main research interests
were in theoretical and mathematical physics and chemistry. In particular she worked on the following
topics: quantum and QED effects in atomic and molecular optics, time dependence in quantum scattering
processes, formulation of the principle of causality in the quantum regime, tunneling phenomena, phase-
space dynamics in the Wigner representation, applications of the above to quantum gates of cold atoms
in optical lattices, non-perturbative effects in quantum electrodynamics, and radiationless transitions in
polyatomic molecules.
Bilha was a gifted teacher and lecturer, and was awarded several Ben-Gurion University awards for
teaching excellence. Her ability to anticipate potential sources of confusion, and explain these away
to her students and colleagues, was phenomenal. Her lectures at scientific meetings were universally
lauded. Her students venerated her.
Prof. Bilha Segev was “noach labriot” and was universally loved by her students and colleagues. Her
smile was contagious, and her wisdom, inspirational. We lost a very dear colleague; a colleague who
shared her enthusiasm for science and for life with us. She will be sorely missed.
Prof. Yehuda Band, Ben-Gurion University.