Jacob D. Bekenstein


Jacob D. Bekenstein
Polak Professor of Theoretical Physics,
Racah Institute of Physics,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, 91904 Israel

Office: Kaplun 106 
Phone: 972 (0)2 658 4374
Fax: 972 (0)2 5611519
Email: bekenste@phys.huji.ac.il

                                About me
Italian Di Renzo Physics Today  Contemporary Physics      
contphys BH special issue SciAm SciAm2  
Bekenstein-Hawking entropy Bekenstein bound
Einstein lectures  40 years Quantum horizons
                                                 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)
New Scientist Ciel Astronomy Now New Scientist
Physics World Sky at Night holographic

Israel Prize Interview and Article in PhysicaPlus

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

Blogs on my work


Physics World

MIT Technology Review

+ Magazine

Popular articles discussing MOND including my paper #5 above

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)

"Excellence over generations" (movie in Hebrew)

"The Limits of Information and Black Holes"

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