I am a an assistant research scientist at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics
at New York University,
where I am part of Prof. Maryam Modjaz's SNYU group. I am also a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
I am interested in figuring out which stars explode as different types of supernovae by using observations of the supernovae and the galaxies in which they explode. In my PhD thesis, completed in 2013 under the supervision of Profs. Dan Maoz (TAU) and Michael Shara (AMNH), I measured the rates at which thermonuclear, or Type Ia, supernovae exploded in three surveys that used both imaging and spectroscopy.
In 2012, my thesis was one of 12 animated by Jorge Cham of PhD Comics:
Besides research, I take part in public outreach. I am a AAS Astronomy Ambassador and a mentor 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 Supernova Rates in Volumetric Supernova Surveys
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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