Alexander Gersten, Ph.D.

Dr. Gersten earned his Ph.D in theoretical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) in 1967 and his M.Sc. degree in experimental physics from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel) in 1962. His expertise is in the fields of quantum and relativistic physics where he is widely published. Since 1993, one of his areas of special interest has been the applications of physics in medicine, specifically (1) the effects of respiration on cerebral blood flow and oxygenation, and (2) signal analysis theory, its relationship to quantum physics, and its applications to the measurement of ECG, HRV, and EEG. Since 2006, he has been Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Dr. Gersten served as Assistant Professor (1971-1977), Associate Professor (1977-1984), Department Chairman (1990-1994), and Professor (1984-2006) in the Department of Physics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). He was a research associate at Texas A M University (1969-1970), the University of Nijmegen (1970-1971), and CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (1975-1976). He has also served as a visiting professor for the University of Geneva (1976), the University of Paris (1976-1977), the University of British Columbia (1979-1981), Rutherford Laboratory in Chilton UK (1984), University of Melbourne (1987), Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai (1997), and City University of New York (1996, 2004-2006). He was a Member of the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience and of the Unit of Biomedical Engineering (1993-2004).