Jacob D. Bekenstein (1.5.1947 - 16.8.2015)

Jacob Bekenstein, Physicist Who Revolutionized Theory of Black Holes, Dies at 68
"The New York Times"

In Memoriam: Jacob Bekenstein (1947.2015) and Black Hole Entropy
"Scientific American"

Jacob Bekenstein: Quantum gravity pioneer
Memorial on Nature

Prof. Jacob Bekenstein, a Black Hole Pioneer and Hebrew University Theoretical Physicist, Has Died
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


"Jacob David Bekenstein", Robert M.Wald

"Chaos, Quantum Mechanics and Black Holes",
A special public lecture from the frontier of theoretical physics delivered
at the Hebrew University by Prof. Stephen Shenker.(2017)

"Black Holes in the Laboratory",
The Bekenstein Memorial Lectures in Fundamental Physics by William G. Unruh University of British Columbia.(2018)


Jacob D. Bekenstein
Polak Professor of Theoretical Physics,
Racah Institute of Physics,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Edmund J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem, 91904 Israel

Italian Di Renzo Physics Today  Contemporary Physics      
contphys BH special issue SciAm SciAm2  
Bekenstein-Hawking entropy Bekenstein bound
Einstein lectures  40 years Quantum horizons

New Scientist Ciel Astronomy Now New Scientist
Physics World Sky at Night holographic

On my work

"Ha'aretz" writeup on black hole thermodynamics (Hebrew)

"Excellence over generations" (movie in Hebrew)

"The Limits of Information and Black Holes"



Physics World

MIT Technology Review

+ Magazine

Popular articles discussing MOND including my paper #5 below.

D. Shiga, New Scientist, 29 April 2006, p. 5 and p. 52 (pdf 4.5 Mb)

A. Swarup, Astronomy Now, Jun. 2006, p. 30 (pdf 4.5 Mb)

M. Chalmers,Physics World, Jun. 2006 (feature article)

A. Frank, Discover 27 August 2006), p. 32 (pdf 6.6 Mb)  (feature article)

L. Krauss, Discover 27 August 2006, p.38 (pdf 1.8 Mb) (Commentary)

Z. Merali, New Scientist, 26 August 2006

L. Zyga, Physorg, 14 December 2006.

J. M. Bonnet-Bidaud, Ciel & Espace, Dec. 2006, p.47 (cover story 5.8 Mb pdf)

M. Chown, Sky at Night, Sep. 2007, p.40 (cover story 19 Mb

S. Battersby, The Dark Side, New Scientist, 27 Feb. 2013 (1 Mb pdf)

                                                 Selected Publications:
  1. Modified Gravity as an Alternative to Dark Matter, Chapter 6 of Particle Dark Matter: Observations, Models and Searches, G. Bertone, ed. (Cambridge U. Press, 2010)  pp. 95-114.
  2. The Modified Newtonian Dynamics--MOND and its Implications for New Physics, Contemporary Physics 47, 387 (2006)
  3. Of Gravity, Black Holes and Information (Di Renzo Editore, Rome, 2006
  4. Black Holes and Information Theory, Contemporary Physics  45, 31 (2004).
  5. Relativistic Gravitation Theory for the MOND paradigm, Phys. Rev. D 70, 083509 (2004).
  6. Information in the Holographic Universe, Scientific American 289 #2, 58-65 (2003) (feature article pdf 190 K);  reprinted in The Frontiers of Physics (special edition, Scientific American, Feb. 2006);   again reprinted in Scientific American Reports: Black Holes (special issue, Scientific American, Mar. 2007)
  7. Black holes are One-Dimensional (Gravity Foundation second prize essay, 2001 with A. Mayo), Gen.Rel.Grav. 33,  2095-2099 (2001)
  8. Buchi neri, comunicazione, energia  (Di Renzo Editore, Rome, 2001)
  9. The Many Faces of Superradiance (with M. Schiffer), Phys.Rev. D58, 064014 (1998)
  10. Spectroscopy of the Quantum Black Hole (with V. F. Mukhanov), Phys. Lett. B360, 7-12 (1995) 
  11. How Fast Does Information Leak Out from a Black Hole?, Phys.Rev.Lett. 70, 3680-3683 (1993) 
  12. Quantum Limitations on the Storage and Transmission of Information (with M. Schiffer),
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. C1, 355 (1990)
  13. The Fine Structure Constant: Is it Really Constant ?, Phys. Rev. D25, 1527 (1982)  (pdf)
  14. Black Holes and Everyday Physics (Gravity Foundation first prize essay, 1981), Gen. Rel. and Grav 14, 355 (1982)  (pdf)
  15. Universal Upper Bound on the Entropy-to-Energy Ratio for Bounded Systems, Phys. Rev. D23, 287  (1981)  (pdf)
  16. The Energy Cost of Information Transfer, Phys. Rev. Letters 46, 623 (1981)  (pdf)
  17. Black Hole Thermodynamics, Physics Today 33, 24 (1980) (pdf)
  18. Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics in Black-Hole Physics, Phys. Rev. D9, 3292 (1974) (pdf)
  19. Black Holes and Entropy, Phys. Rev. D7, 2333 (1973) (pdf)
  20. Gravitational Radiation Recoil and Runaway Black Holes, Astrophys. J.183, 657 (1973) (pdf)
  21. Black Holes and the Second Law, Lett. Nuovo Cimento 4, 737 (1972) (pdf)
  22. Transcendence of the Law of Baryon Number Conservation in Black Hole Physics, Phys. Rev. Letters 28, 452 (1972) (pdf)

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