Dr. Erez Ribak received his degrees in physics and astronomy from the Technion and Tel Aviv university, then worked at the University of Arizona and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA – Caltech), before returning to the Technion Department of Physics. He had long-term visits at the University of Galway, Paris Observatory, Turin Observatory, and other research centres. His main field is physics, ranging from biophysics and astrophysics to optical, statistical and quantum physics, among others. He supervised twenty-three graduate students and authored over 230 scientific publications, quoted over 2300 times. In addition, he wrote seven patents and collaborated with hi-tech industry many times over.