Patric Bar Avi

"The Mechanical Universe"

Patrick BarAvi embarked on his career as a researcher in 1985 at Rafael immediately after graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Throughout his time with the company, he has held various positions, including researcher, system engineer, project manager, Directorate Head, and VP of business development based in Washington DC.

During his tenure at Rafael, Patrick BarAvi earned a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in NJ in 1996.

He is the author of a textbook in Dynamics and has published over 20 papers in scientific journals. Patrick is also an inventor with seven patents to his name and has served as an adjunct professor and senior lecturer at multiple universities and colleges in the United States and Israel.  

Daniel More

"The limits of empirical defeat of a priori justification"

(Inquiry into the types of empirical defeaters a priori justified beliefs are vulnerable to and, by comparison, the types of empirical defeaters empirical beliefs are vulnerable to, and its ramifications on the relation between philosophy and science.)

Since 2021 a PhD. student in the philosophy department in Haifa University under the supervision of Professor Arnon Keren.

2016-2020: MA from the department of Philosophy in TAU under the supervision of Professor David Kovacs. The object of my thesis was to provide new arguments for and against leading answers to the question of material composition. (Half of my seminars were done in the department of philosophy in the Hebrew University).

2012-2016: BS in biology and philosophy, in a program that focused on the study of the mind.

Gall Alster
"Multi-temporal realistic interpretation of quantum theory"

Studying for PhD in philosophy 2022-2023

Haifa University

Supervisor: Prof/ Meir Hemmo

MS in in the Interdisciplinary Program of Neural Computation (Brain Science) 1994-2001

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Thesis: Mathematical model expansion as a paradigm of learning and language acquisition. 

Studying for MA in Philosophy of Science 1991-1992

Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University

Studies were not completed.

Subjects: Foundations of Mathematics and Logic.

BSc in Mathematics and Psychology com laude 1981-1985

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Main subjects: Cognition, generative linguistics, mathematical logic.

Conventions and publications

Convention of the Israeli Society of History and Philosophy of Science (ISHPS), Jerusalem, Israel, 2017

Realistic Multitemporal Interpretation of Quantum Theory

6th Space-Time Convention of Minkowski Institute, Albena, Bulgaria, 2022

The Balloon Universe

Article in Convention Book

Yoav Buchhandler