Levine, Raphael D.
Professor Levine received his MSc degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1959. After two years in the armor corps he received the PhD degrees at Nottingham University in 1964 and the DPhil from Oxford University in 1966. He joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor in 1966. In 1968, he moved to the Ohio State University becoming Battelle professor of Chemistry in 1970. In 1989 he came to UCLA, becoming Distinguished Professor in 1990.
Detailed biographies have recently been published in Molecular Physics, volume 106 issue #2 (2008) and in the Israel Journal of Chemistry, volume 47, issue #1 (2007). An older biography can be found in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, volume 102, issue #47 (1998).
- Chemistry under extreme conditions
- Chemistry on multi electronic states
- Ab initio reaction dynamics
- Dynamics of high Rydberg states
- Dynamics and spectroscopy in congested level systems
- Reaction dynamics and mechanism in large systems including clusters and in solution
- Algebraic techniques for structure and dynamics in anharmonic systems
- Dynamics in phase space, including the application of information theory
Honors & Awards
- a member of Academia Europaea
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- American Philosophical Society
- International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
- Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities
- Max Planck Society
- Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
- US National Academy of Sciences.
- Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
- the Max Planck Prize for International Cooperation
- the Herbert Newby McCoy Award from UCLA
Dr. Levine has honorary degrees from the Technische Universität München and from Liege University. He has been the Miller Research Professor at UC Berkeley, the A D While Professor at Large at Cornell and the Max Born Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Hebrew University. He has received the Wolf Prize in Chemistry