President of Israel Nuclear Society receives top Russian award
On May 25, Professor Yigal Ronen, President of the Israel Nuclear Society, was granted an Honorary Doctor from the Russian Academy of Science, the highest award for an outstanding non-Russian scientist; he is the only scientist receiving this award in 2009.
Prof. Ronen was for many years Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering in Ben-Gurion University, later Vice-Rector of the University and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science. He was Visiting Scientist and Visiting Professor in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research, Cambridge University, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Texas A&M University.
He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, Foreign Member of A.M. Prokhorov Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Honorary Doctor of St. Petersburg Polytechnic State University and of the Russian Academy of Science.
Prof. Ronen published nearly 200 scientific articles, mostly on Nuclear Science and Engineering, Reactors, Fusion, but also on Archeology and Philosophy of Science. In the same realm did he contribute in the writing of several books and wrote a book himself.
Finally, he accomplished quite a few "firsts", among them "The discovery of the 27-N nuclear correlations", known as Ronen's Correlation, and "Suggesting a rule for Cluster Radioactivity", known as Ronen's GoldenRule for Cluster Radioactivity.