The Andre Aisenstadt Chair in theoretical physics
He has previously held various academic and administrative positions at the University – head of the Physics Institute, head of the Advanced Studies Institute, rector and president. He was among the initiators and founders of the Center for Neural Computation and is currently a member of the Center where he also teaches. Prof. Gutfreund is the director of the Einstein Center and is the University's appointee responsible for Albert Einstein's intellectual property; he heads the executive committee of the Israel Science Foundation and is the chairperson of the "Basha'ar – Academic Community for Israeli Society" association. Prof. Gutfreund received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1966 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.