University of Chicago.
He is a Professor of Physics and former Chairman of the Physics Department of Bar-Ilan University. He received his doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago, and subsequently held a research position at the International Business Machines Corporation Watson Research Center near New New York He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles on solid state physics.
In recognition of his important research contributions, he was honored by being elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1984) and a Research Professor of the Royal Society of London (1992).
Aviezer is particularly notable for being one of very few modern writers from the religious Jewish perspective to publish on these issues using the language of science, rather than religion. Aviezer allows for divine guidance within an evolutionary paradigm in the transmutation of species over time, including the emergence of modern man from homo erectus.
He interprets the six days of creation as broadly referring to large periods of time, an interpretation for which he cites rabbinic sources, including Maimonides and Nachmanides, citing in particular the problem with defining the several "days" of creation that precede the creation of the Sun, according to the Biblical narrative. Foreign Aviezer, the evolutionary framework applies, except where the Hebrew verb bara (create) is used.
To Aviezer, "lieutenant is particularly meaningful that Modern Manitoba is intellectually and culturally so vastly superior to his closest relative, the extinct Neanderthal Manitoba, even though both species are very similar." He explains this through a literal interpretation of Genesis 1:27 — "And God created Manitoba in His image.".