Moshe Gai

Laboratory for Nuclear Science at Avery Point

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Born: Baghdad, Iraq.              Nationality:  USA/Israel.



1987-present   University of Connecticut:

                        Professor, 1994-

                        Visiting Associate Professor, 1989-1994,

1980-present   Yale University:

                        Adjunct Professor, 1995-2015

                        Associate Professor, 1989-1994,

                        Assistant Professor, 1984-1989,

                        Lecturer and Associate Research Physicist, 1982-1984,

                        Research Staff Physicist, 1980-1982 (Post Doctorate Advisor: D.A. Bromley).



1974-1980       SUNY at Stony Brook:

                        Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, Feb. 1980, M.Sc., Nuclear Physics, 1976.

                        (Ph.D. Advisor - Prof. P. Braun Munzinger, also worked with Prof. A. Arima)

1970-1974       Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

                        B.Sc. Double major: Math and Physics, graduated with honors (87%).

1967-1970       Israeli Defense Force:

                        Lieutenant, specialized combat unit. Severely wounded, March 1970, 09:50.



2016    Outstanding Research, UConn. Best Lecturer, CSSP16 Summer School, Romania.

2012-2014       Editor in Chief, Journal of Modern Physics (Resigned, June 1, 2014).

2013                Nuclear Physics A: One of the most valued reviewers, 2013.

1998                Fellow, American Physical Society.

1996                Best paper award, 1996, Japan Phys. Soc. [Jour. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 65(1996)1256].

1995                Invited Eminent Professor Award, RIKEN, Japan.

1994                "1994 Dissertation award" to my graduate student Dr. Z. Zhao, DNP/APS.

1974                The Hebrew Technical Institute, New York City.

1972,1973       Two awards, Hebrew University.



American Physical Society.  American Astronomical Society.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. Sigma Xi, Yale Chapter.  Sigma Pi Sigma, UConn Chapter.



Reviewer: Nuclear Physics A, Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, European Physical Journal, Canadian Journal of Physics. USDOE, NSF, US-Israel Binational Science, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF).

Committees: program committee, Division of Nuclear Physics, APS, 1984-86.  Chair, Organizing Committee, Baryons92, Yale University, 1-5 June, 1992. Int. Advisory Comm., Oaxtepec School, Mexico, 1999; Erice School, Italy, 2000, Wigner 8 Symposium, Group Theory 2005 conference.  External Review Committe, CUNY, 1998. Nominated for Chair, NES/APS, 1999, Nominating Committee, NES/APS, 2000, Chair, Charge Particle Group, ELI-NP, TDR4, 2016, Nominating Committee LAD/AAS, 2018.



Moshe Gai


August 1967   Drafted, volunteered to serve in commando patrol (sayeret) unit.


May 1969        Graduated from Officer's School, and School of Specialized Training in Navigation, Paratrooper and Desert Survival Skills.


March 1970     A commander of a patrol unit in the Suez Canal, rank Lieutenant.  Experienced a direct hit from an Egyptian tank, critically wounded, suffered neck and shoulder injuries, severed nerves.  Partially paralyzed left side (approximately two years).


May 1970        Medically and honorably discharged from the Israeli Defense Force.


1972-1973       While a student, served on several cultural-social exchange programs of the Israeli Defense Force, including visitation of Jewish Communities in Antwerp and Europe.


October 1973  While partially paralyzed in left arm, volunteered to serve as a liaison officer in the second (reserve) commanding bunker of the Suez Canal Zone during the "October War" with General (later Prime Minister) Yitzhak Rabin in the reserve commanding bunker of the "October war".