KOGAN, ABRAHAM

KOGAN, ABRAHAM
KOGAN, ABRAHAM (1921– ), Israeli physicist. Kogan was born in Kishinev in the former U.S.S.R. (now Chisinau, Moldova). He received his M.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1950) and Ph.D. from Princeton University (1956). From 1952 he was a member of the aeronautics faculty of the Haifa Technion where he became professor (1963). Since 1989 he has been emeritus professor at the Technion and visiting scientist at the Weizmann Institute. His main research interest was fluid mechanics and its application to efficient systems for desalinizing seawater. More recently he analyzed the effects of solar heat on water and the practical implications for utilizing solar power. His achievements were recognized by many honors including the Rothschild Prize (1966) and election to the Israel Academy of Sciences. (Michael Denman (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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