Prof. Colin Price

Prof. Colin Price is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Tel Aviv University.  He is a world known Atmospheric Physicist, specializing in the Earth's weather and climate, with a focus on thunderstorms, climate change and natural hazards.  His recent research focus is on using Atmospheric Electricity to study natural hazards such as flash floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and solar storms). He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1962.  After starting his university studies in South Africa, he transferred to Tel Aviv University in 1982 where he completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences.  He received his Ph.D. at Columbia University, New York, in 1993, while working at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, he returned to Israel and joined the faculty of Tel Aviv University in 1995.  He has published more than 120 scientific papers, and has a team of 10 graduate students and researchers working under his guidance on various scientific research projects.  He is married to Nurit, and has three girls, Avital, Leor and Maiyan.

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