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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
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From Ghetto to Quantum Physics to Judaism with Dr. Dovid Imbo at Chabad

Chabad of Nashville will be hosting Scholar in Residence, Professor David Imbo, on the weekend of January 26-27. 

Dr. Dovid Imbo will share his personal journey from inner city Chicago, to being accepted as a member of the elite Harvard Society of Fellows, to becoming a professor in the department of physics at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1992. Dr. Imbo will speak on the subject of his life’s journey, the nature and origin of time in Physics and Torah, and the nature and logic of existence in physics and kabbalah, the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible. 

Dr. Imbo will speak at the TGIS Friday night dinner on January 26 following the Shabbat service which begins at 6:30 PM, and again at the Shabbat lunch on Saturday, January 27 at 12:30 PM.  

Dr. Dovid Yehuda Imbo was born and raised on the Near West Side of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and did his postdoctoral work at Harvard University as a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows.  He has been a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1992, where he is also the Director of the newly formed “Laboratory for Quantum Theory at the Extremes”. His research focuses on the connections between quantum physics, pure mathematics, formal logic, and pure philosophy. 

Hear Dr. Dovid Imbo’s fascinating story from Ghetto to Quantum Physics to Judaism on January 26 -27 at Chabad of Nashville. There is no cost to attend, RSVP at For more information call 615-646-5750 or go to 


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