Joseph (Yosi) Avron received his B.Sc. and D.Sc. (1976) from the Technion, Israel. He was a Wigner Fellow at Princeton and subsequently assistant professor and Research Fellow at Caltech. He has been a Professor of Physics at the Technion since 1983. In 2009 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society. His research interest is quantum engineering and the interplay between geometry and physics. For more information see his web page http://physics.technion.ac.il/~faculty/?u=avron.