I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, where I work with Prof. Adam Riess. I am also a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and a visiting scientist at NYU.
I completed my PhD in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Dan Maoz from Tel-Aviv University and Prof. Michael Shara from the American Museum of Natural History.
I am interested in constraining the nature of the stellar system that leads to a thermonuclear, or Type Ia, supernova. I do this mainly by measuring the rates of supernovae I discover in both imaging-based surveys (such as the Subaru Deep Field and CLASH) and in galaxy spectra from large-scale spectroscopic galaxy surveys (such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey).
In 2012, my thesis was one of 12 animated by Jorge Cham of PhD Comics:
As a AAS Astronomy Ambassador, I also take part in public outreach and education by, for example, giving public talks and mentoring high-school students in the Science Research Mentoring Program at the American Museum of Natural History.
In my free time, I write fiction, in Hebrew and English, and read as much as I can. I am also interested in the history, politics, and culture of ancient Rome, political science, and experiencing the world by living somewhere else every once in a while.
Discovering Supernovae in Galaxy Spectra
Measuring High-Redshift Supernova Rates
Statistics and Data Analysis
Course SummariesFeel free to download the following summaries from my B.Sc. in Physics,
but be advised they are all in Hebrew.
1st year | 2nd year | 3rd year
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