Dr. Omer Bromberg

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

Research

My main field of interest is relativistic astrophysics. Currently I’m studying relativistic jets that are ejected from the supermassive black-holes at the cores of active galaxies (AGNs), and from stellar mass black-holes or neutron stars that have just been formed.  These jets are responsible to some of the most luminous and energetic phenomena we know like: gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), blazars, microquasars and possibly some type of highly energetic supernovae. They pass tremendous amount of energy to the galactic and to the inter galactic medium, and affect the growth rate of galaxies and the star formation rate in them. However despite almost 4 decades of research, we still don’t know much about the physical processes that makes them work, and they way they interact with their surroundings.

 

My study involves building analytical models of the jets and running state of the art simulations of hydrodynamic and magnetic jets. For the simulations I am using a local cluster of 1500 cores that is dedicated for my group and supercomputers in universities abroad.   

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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