Professor at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Tel Aviv University, and the Head of the Department of Environmental Studies. 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.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he began his university studies, 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. In 2001-2002, he spent a year on sabbatical working at Environment Canada in Downsview, Ontario. His attachment to Canada runs deep, as his wife and children are all Canadian citizens.
He has published more than 150 scientific papers, and has a team of 15 graduate students and researchers working under his guidance on various scientific research projects.
Professor Price is also the Head of TAU’s Nano-satellite Center and was recently appointed Head of the University’s new Climate Action Change Center, inaugurated in June 2021.