Yshai Avishai

Yshai Avishai
Visiting Professor of Physics

Dr. Avishai is a Visiting Professor of Physics at NYU Shanghai. He has received many honors and awards during his academic career, including: Fellow of the American Physical Society, Divisional Associate Editor (Condensed Matter Physics) of Phys. Rev. Lett from 2008 – 2014, Former Director of the Ilse Katz Center for Nanotechnology at Ben Gurion Univeristy, and many more.

Research Interests

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Electronic Transport in low dimensional systems
  • Quantum Dots with metallic and superconducting leads
  • Strongly Correlated Electrons
  • Kondo Effect



  • PhD, Nuclear Physics
    Weizmann Institute
  • MS, Nuclear Physics
    Hebrew University
  • MA, Economics
    Ben Gurion University


Courses Taught

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Foundations of Physics II Honors
  • Foundations of Physics III Honors
  • Foundations of Physics III Honors
  • Foundations of Physics IV Honors
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics