Dr. Omer Bromberg

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Dr. Omer Bromberg
Phone: 03-6406607
Office: Kaplun, 106

Research

Dr. Omer Bromberg works on various topics related to relativistic astrophysical systems, and on magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of astrophysical jets. His research includes running large-scale 3D magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of jet formation and propagation, and studying their physical properties. Such jets are formed in the centers of active galaxies and in the hearts of dying massive stars and are responsible for some of the most energetic explosions we observe. In a pioneering work in 2016 Bromberg and an associate showed how the interaction of jets with the environment lead to the transformation of about half of the magnetic energy into other forms of energy, which can later be used to emit the radiation we observe. Bromberg’s group is currently studying the various instability processes that take place in the jets by combining different numerical tools in a novel way. In another project led by a student they are building a numerical tool that will allow the calculation of the polarization level of the radiation emitted by these jets. Such a tool will allow in the future to identify regions in the jets where large magnetic fields are being destroyed and converted into other forms.  Bromberg has one of the largest computational clusters used by a single researcher in Israel, with 1800 cores. This cluster forms the backbone of his group’s numerical research.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2005-2009

  • M.Sc., Magna Cum Laude in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2001-2004

  • B.Sc., Magna Cum Laude, in Physics and Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, 1998-2001

  • Bachelor student, Magna Cum Laude, combined studies in the department of department of geophysical atmospheric & Planetary Sciences and the school of computer sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1997-1998

Academic Appointments

  • Research associate, the Racah Institute of physics, the Hebrew University, 2015-2016

  • Spitzer fellow, the department of astrophysical sciences Princeton University, 2012-2015

  • Post doctoral researcher, the Racah Institute of physics, the Hebrew University, 2009-2012

Awards and Prizes

  • Rosenbloom prize the Hebrew University, 2011

  • Raymond & Beverly Sacker School of Physics & Astronomy prize for outstanding achievements, given by the Tel Aviv University, 2008

  • The department of geophysical atmospheric & Planetary Sciences award for outstanding achievements, given by the Tel Aviv University, 1998

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