Dr. Noah Brosch

Retired in School of Physics and Astronomy
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Dr. Noah Brosch
Phone: 03-6407413
Fax: 03-6408179
Office: Kaplun, 502


Dr. Noah Brosch remains active in observational astronomy research. He is conducting a long-term project to detect traces of merging and disruption events near disk galaxies via very deep imaging using the 0.7-m telescope of the Wise Observatory. The sample of more than 100 galaxies has been almost completely observed; the final images reach faint levels of 28-28.5 mag/square arcsec.  Analysis will now follow. As a comparison sample, similar observations were performed of some Hickson Compact Groups where, in some cases, extended tidal structures were detected, including one where a 300 kpc long structure was identified. Brosch is also continuing his efforts to develop and launch a small telescope for UV astronomy, together with Indian and Spanish colleagues. Future directions include acquiring additional data from large telescopes (e.g. SALT) to deepen the study of the more promising systems.


  • Physics B.Sc., Tel Aviv University, 1975

  • Physics M.Sc., Tel Aviv University, 1977

  • Ph.D. Astrophysics, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 1983

Academic Appointments

  • Research Associate in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1987

  • Senior Research Associate in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1988

  • Principal Research Associate in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1999

  • Director, the Wise Observatory, Tel Aviv University, 2000-2006 and 2007-2010

  • Visiting sabbatical fellow, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, 1997-1998

  • Visiting sabbatical fellow, Cornell University, USA, 2006

  • Visiting staff, South African Astronomical Observatory, 2007

Awards and Prizes

  • Commendation for Excellence in Technical Communication, "Laser Focus World", 1991

  • Vice-President, International Astronomical Union Division XI "High Energy and Space Astronomy'', 2009-2012

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