Research Associates & PostDocs

updated: 29.04.2021



Research Field



Anna Chashkina

Theoretical high-energy astrophysics



Avishai Gilkis

Stellar Evolution and Supernovae



Carina Fian

Gravitational Lensing of Quasars


Contini Marcella

  • Theoretical study of AGNs: Calculate the spectrum of Seyfert galaxies, Liners, and Starburst galaxies, by a special computational code, SUMA, which consistently accounts for both the photoionizing flux and the shock.

  • The calculation and interpretation of the spectrum of novae and symbiotic stars using SUMA.


Cristina Barbarino

Core-collapse Supernovae



Formiggini Liliana

  • Symbiotic stars: Examination of the light variation at quiescence and at outburst. The spectral behaviour is studied using optical data from the Wise and ultraviolet data from IUE space observations. The emission lines spectrum is fitted with a model which takes into account both photoionization and shock processes.

  • Preparation for TAUVEX: Identification of far UV-sources which have been spectroscopically observed by the CCD at the Florence and George Wise Observatory.


Goldman Itzhak

  • Astrophysical testing of gravity theories, in particular by means of pulsar timing data.

  • Neutron stars and supernovae.

  • Astrophysical turbulence including:

    • Accretion Disks models.

    • Tidal interaction leading to circularization of close binaries.

    • Turbulence in clusters of galaxies.

    • Primordial cosmic turbulence.

  • Astroparticles: using astrophysical observations to constrain candidates for dark matter.


Green Matthew

Evolution of Compact Binary Stars


Irwin Christopher

Supernova and Gamma-Ray Burst Theory


Kaspi Shai

  • Studying the nature of AGNs using observations with ground based and space-based telescope (UV, Optical, and X-ray)

  • Measuring the black hole mass in Active Galactic Nuclei.

  • Study of the broad line region in Active Galactic Nuclei.

  • X-ray study of the quasars at red-shift greater than 4.

  • High resolution X-ray spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei.


Koriski, Shuki

Formation and evolution of galaxies


Makrygianni Lydia

Nuclear transients associated with SMBHs, including Tidal Disruption Events and unusual/extreme activity of AGN



Marco Cheuk-Yin Lam

White dwarfs and data reduction software development


Ósmar Rodríguez

  • Supernovae as distance indicators



Sadeh Sharon

  • Cosmic microwave background


Simchon Faigler

Extrasolar planets


Shimon Meir

  • Cosmic microwave background and cosmological parameter estimation

  • The Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect and its cosmological applications

  • Beam systematics and their impact on CMB observations

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Wenxiong Li

Time-domain astronomy


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