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News: Aspen conference in astrophysics 2018

Title: "Cosmological Signals from Cosmic Dawn to the Present" [link, poster]
Dates: February 4-10, 2018
Place: Aspen Center for Physics

Organizers: Rennan Barkana (TAU), Judd Bowman (ASU), Tzu-Ching Chang (JPL/Caltech/ASIAA), Anastasia Fialkov (ITC, Harvard), Adam Lidz (UPenn), Anthony Pullen (NYU)

SOC: Volker Bromm (Austin), Olivier Doré (JPL/Caltech), Ely Kovetz (JHU),
Risa Wechsler (UCSC), Laura Wolz (Melbourne), Stuart Wyithe (Melbourne)

About me

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Being especially fascinated by our Universe when it was young, I am interested in any aspects of this remote era. My research interests include: intensity mapping of molecular and atomic lines with the main focus on the 21-cm line of neutral hydrogen, epochs of reionization and cosmic dawn, structure formation, gravitational lensing, CMB, nature of dark matter, high-redshift UV and X-ray radiative sources and their impact on the environment, transient phenomena such as TDEs and FRBs, engineering of radio antennas.

I am currently an ITC Fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation at Harvard.

My first research position was at Ecole Normale Superiore (ENS) , Paris, where I was holding the Junior Research Chair (JRC) position at the International Center for fundamental Physics at Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS-ICFP).

I did my Ph.D. in physics at the Department of Particle Physics at Tel Aviv University working with Prof. Nissan Itzhaki and Prof. Rennan Barkana.
PhD. Thesis: "Observing the Unobservable: Catching a Glimpse of the Primordial Universe"
During my Ph.D. I focused on the following projects:
Fluctuations in the 21-cm signal from the first stars (read more).
Impact of the relative motion between the dark matter and the baryons on the first stars (read more).
Pre-inflationary relics and their cosmological imprints (read more).

I made my first steps in physics at The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, where I got a B.Sc. in Physics and a B.A. in Electrical Engineering (specializing in Electro-optics and Digital Signal Processing) in 2006. As an undergraduated student I took part in the Emma and Oscar Getz Summer Science Program for Israeli Students at the Weizmann Institute of Science and participated in a heavy ion collision research under the supervision of Prof. Itzhak Tserruya. During my last year at the Technion I worked as a laboratory assistant in the Technion Atomic Physics Group with Prof. Jeff Steinhauer where I helped to build a magneto-optical trap to cool Rubidium-87 atoms and obtain Bose Einstein Condensate.