I am a PhD student at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
at Tel-Aviv University,
under the supervision of Prof. Dan Maoz. I am currently at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where I am co-advised by Prof. Michael Shara.
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:
Besides research, I take part in public outreach by organizing and participating in the activities of the Tel-Aviv University AstroClub and by 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 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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