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Prof. Dana-Picard Noah Thierry,
Head of the Chair for Research in Torah, Mathematics and Education
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Curriculum Vitae
קורות חיים



Université de Nice (France) :

1981  Doctorat de Troisième Cycle en Mathématiques (Géométrie Algébrique)

1976 C.A.P.E.S.   (Certificat   d'Aptitude   au  Professorat dans l'Enseignement Secondaire)

1976 D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) in Mathématiques (Géométrie Analytique)

1975 Maîtrise en Mathématiques Pures

1973  DUES in Mathématiques et Physique

 Bar-Ilan University (Israel):

1991    Ph.D. in Mathematics (Non-commutative Algebra)


Membership in Professional Societies

חברות בארגונים מקצועיים

From 1984: American Mathematical Society (AMS).

From 1984: Israel Mathematical Union (IMU) .

From 1998: European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.

From 2004: European Mathematical Society (EMS).

From 2012 : Association des Anciens Elèves des Grandes Ecoles – AAEGE (Alumni in Israel of Universities and French Engineering Schools).

From time to time since 1999:  International Group of Psychology of Mathematical Education (IGPME).

2005-2009 and from 2014: American Association for Computers in Education (AACE).

From 2015 Member (expert) of SEOC (Space Education and Outreach Committee) of the International Astronautical Federation.

From 2015 : member of ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery ) and of  SIGSAM (Special Interest Group in Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation, supporting research in computer algebra, a sub-organisation of ACM,). Member of  SIGSAM Working Group. Member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)

From 2016 Member of the  International Symmetry Association.


Academic positions

From 2013 Head, Research Chair for Education, Mathematics and Judaism, Jerusalem College of Technology

2009-2013 President of Jerusalem College of Technology.

2006-2009 Head of Department of Mathematics, JCT.

1996-2006  Head of Mathematics Department, Orot  Israel College, Elkana (Israel).

1991-2000  Head of Mathematics Department, Talpiot College, Tel-Aviv (Israel).


Languages (R/W and spoken)

(שפות (קריאה, כתיבה, דיבור

French, Hebrew, English, German.


Journal activities

כתבי עט

From 1994  Reviewer, Mathematical Reviews.

From 1995  Reviewer, Zentralblatt fűr Mathematik.

1996-2000 Member of the Editorial Board of the “Aleph-0”Journal, Jerusalem.

2000  Referee, Compositio Mathematica.

From 2000  Referee, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology.

From 2005  Referee, International Journal of Technology in Mathematics Education.

2006  Referee, The Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education.

2008 Referee, International Journal of Network Management.

From 2009 Member of the International Editorial Board,  International Journal of Technology in Mathematics Education, U.K.

From 2009 Member of the International Editorial Board,  International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, U.K.

From 2010 Member of the Editorial Board, Beor Hatorah, Jerusalem.

From 2011 Regular contributor to Le Plus Hebdo (weekly magazine of the French Jewish Community in Israel and in France).

2012 Referee, Communications in Algebra

From 2014 Member of the Editorial Board, Israel Science Info, Paris, France

2016-2017 Special editor, Journal of Mathematics in Computer Science 


Selected Publications

פרסומים נבחרים

  1. Th. Dana-Picard (2010): Integral representations of Catalan numbers, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 41 (1), 63-69.
  2. D. Zeitoun and Th. Dana-Picard (2010): Accurate visualization of graphs of functions of two real variables, International Journal of Computational and Mathematical Sciences 4(1), 1-11.  Available: http://www.waset.org/journals/ijcms/v4/v4-1-1.pdf
  3. Th. Dana-Picard, G. Mann and N. Zehavi (2011): From conic intersections to toric intersections: the case of the isoptic curves of an ellipse, The Montana Mathematical Enthusiast 9 (1), available: http://www.math.umt.edu/TMME/vol9no1and2/index.html.
  4. Th. Dana-Picard (2011): Integral presentations of Catalan numbers and Wallis formula, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 42 (1), 122-128.\
  5. Th. Dana-Picard and D. Zeitoun (2012): Sequences of definite integrals, infinite series and Stirling numbers, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 43 (2), 219-230.
  6. Th. Dana-Picard and D. Zeitoun (2012): Parametric integrals, Wallis formula and Catalan numbers, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 43 (4), 515-520.
  7. Th. Dana-Picard, N. Zehavi and G. Mann (2014): Bisoptic curves of a hyperbola,International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 45 (5), 762-78.
  8. Th. Dana-Picard (2015): כי אראה שמיך מעשה אצבעותיך, to appear in BDD (journal for Torah and Science, Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  9. Th. Dana-Picard and N. Zehavi (2016): Revival of a classical topic in Differential Geometry: the exploration of envelopes in a computerized environment, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 47(6), 938-959. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2015.1133852
  10. Th. Dana-Picard and N. Zehavi (2016): Automated Study of Envelopes of 1-parameter Families of  Surfaces, to appear in 'Applications of Computer Algebra 2015: Kalamata, Greece', Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (PROMS).
  11. Th. Dana-Picard and D. Zeitoun (2016):  Exploration of Parametric Integrals related to a Question of Soil Mechanics, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. Published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2016.1256445
  12. Th. Dana-Picard and S. Hershkovitz (2016): A Glimpse at Mathematics in Jewish Traditional Artefacts, invited paper, to appear in  the  Symmetry Journal.
  13. Th. Dana-Picard and N. Zehavi (2016). Envelopes in a computerized environment: the transition from 2D to 3D,   In E. Nardi, C. Winsløw & T. Hausberger (Eds.), Proceedings of the First Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (INDRUM 2016, 31 March-2 April 2016) (pp. 370-379). Montpellier, France: University of Montpellier and INDRUM
  14. Th. Dana-Picard and N. Zehavi (2017): Automated Study of Envelopes transition from 1-parameter to 2-parameter families of surfaces, to appear in The Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology


Selected recent talks

מבחר הרצאות

12.09.11 (with N. Zehavi and G. Mann) Bisoptic curves of conics and toric intersections, Joint meeting Polish Math Society Israel Math Union, Lodz, Poland.

12.09.11 Paths of light trapped in plane closed curves, Joint meeting Polish Math Society Israel Math Union, Lodz, Poland.

13.05.12 Conscience juive et recherche scientifique, Le premier colloque franco-israélien sur Science et Torah, Institut Elie Wiesel, Paris, France.

13.07.12 (with N. Zehavi and G. Mann) Instrumented techniques and extension of curriculum in Analytic Geometry, ICME 12, Seoul, South Korea.

18.10.2009 Th. Dana-Picard: Une vision toranique sur l’astronomie moderne

 (מבט תורני על אסטרונומיה מודרנית), Centre Culturel de la Communauté Juive, Nice, France.

29.05.2011  Torah and Academy,  Ir.Akademia, Jerusalem.

10.07.2012 Mathematical thinking and Talmudic Thinking, The Israeli Cultural Center, Seoul, South Korea, broadcasted by Channel IT: http://www.channelit.co.kr/

10.07.12 (with G. Mann and N. Zehavi) Instrumented techniques and extension of curriculum in Analytic Geometry, ICME-12, Seoul, South Korea.

25.09.2012 Le Ciel raconte la Gloire de D.(השמים מספרים כבוד א-ל, הרצאה בתורה ופזיקה מודרנית), Institut Yair-Manitou, Jerusalem. Available: http://www.yair-manitou.org.il/207611/Conference-du-Prof

22.05.2013 Bisoptic curves of conics: mathematical and educational aspects, invited one-hour lecture, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University, U.K.

17.06.13 Invited speaker and panel member: The State of Israel and the Jews overseas: mutual influence, World Orthodox Leadership Forum, Jerusalem, Israel.

03.11.13 Solutions universitaires aux défis sociaux en Israël, Kesher Day Geneva 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

06.11.13 Le trait d’union entre Pensée Juive et Pensée Scientifique, Jewish Community Center, Lausanne, Switzerland.

19.11.13 ICT-based exploration of connections between mathematical domains, Greek Mathematical Society, Athens, Greece.

17.01.14 Torah and Science: G-d’s world is one world, A tribute evening to Rav E. Zini, Technion, Haifa.

02.02.14 Nanotechnologies, 1-hour talk, KKL Conference “Israel aujourd’hui et demain », Paris. PDF

03.02.14 Torah-and-Science: mathematical issues in Talmud and Rabbinic work, Keynote, 2nd Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Jerusalem. PDF

16.02.14 Talmudic Mathematical issues, International Workshop on Ethnomathematics, Ben Gurion University, Eilat, Israel. PDF

"Women in scientific and technological curricula", lecture in French, Annual Conference, WIZO France, Palais Bourbon, Paris, 10.03.2014 PDF

02.02.14  Technologies de pointe en Israël: nanotechnologies, énergie solaire … , Conférence invitée Journée du KKL : Israël aujourd’hui et demain, Paris. PDF VIDEO

06.07.14 Plane curves - revival of classical topics in an ICT rich environment, invited 90-minute talk, Department of Mathematics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.

09.02.15 Envelopes of 1-parameter families of curves and of surfaces, a new perspective, invited 1-hour lecture,  Department of Mathematics, University of South-Bohemia, Czech Republic.

27.01.16 Astronomy and Torah, invited 90-minute  lecture, Vaad Harabonim of Queens, Sephardic Synagogue and Center of Queens, Etz Chaim Synagogue, New York, USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KMjxxsfDw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B68qTfgbCsE

28.01.16 Jewish consciousness and scientific knowledge, invited 60 minute lecture, Bet Rivka, Brooklyn, USA.

08.03.16  Formation universitaire des jeunes femmes des communautés orthodoxes et éthiopiennes  en Israël, Keynote, WIZO Annual Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.

04.05.16  STEAM -  Mathematics and Jewish Art, 40 minute invited talk, Johannes Kepler University  STEM Education Centre, Linz, Austria.

21.07.16 Glimpses on Mathematics and Jewish Art (with S. Hershkovitz), Symmetry Festival, Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

09.08.16 (with S. Hershkovitz) The Golden Ratio – Examples from Jewish Culture, invited poster, Bridges Finland 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.

08.09.16 The usage of technology to revive classical mathematical topics, keynote, CADGME 5, Sapientia University, Tirgu Mures, Romania.


Conferences committees

ועדות מדעיות

From 2009 Scientific Committee member, Science and Torah Conference (JCT-BIU-YU).

2012-2014 Founder and member of scientific committee – Jerusalem Conference for Research in Mathematics Education

2015-  Member of the local organizing committee, Jerusalem Conference for Research in Mathematics Education

2016 Member of the International Program Committee, International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajra, Mexico

2016 Member of the Scientific Committee (Working Group), ACA 2016 (22nd Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra, Kassel, Germany)

2017 Member of the organizing committee, the 5th Jeruslaem Conference on Research on Mathematical Education.

2017 Chair of the 24th Conference on Torah and Science, Jerusalem.

2017 General Chair (with Prof. Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, ON, Canada)of the 23rd Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA 2017).



Public service activities

1974-1978 Instructor and member of National Council, EEIF (French Jewish Scouts).

1976 EEIF delegate to 2nd Brussels Conference on Soviet Jewry.

1978-1984 Member of the Consistoire Israélite de Nice (board of the Jewish community).

1983-1984 Speaker (Classical Music), Radio Shalom Nitsan (Regional Radio – Nice area, France)

1980-1984 Instructor, Mouvement de l’Aliya de France (Tnuat Aliyah),Nice, 1980-1984.

From 1986 Founder and spiritual leader, Nachalat Emeth synagogue, Pisgat Zeev, Jerusalem.

1995-2008 Regular Lecturer, Friday’s Kolel, Jerusalem, 1995-2008.