The 35th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics on the Physics of Astronomical Transients

Wed, 27/12/2017 to Fri, 05/01/2018

The Physics of Astronomical Transients

General Director: Prof. David Gross
Prof. Sterl Phinney, California Institute of Technology
Prof. Re’em Sari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In the past decade, increasingly frequent surveys of large areas of sky have discovered a wide variety of new transient phenomena, and revealed unexpected diversity in old ones.  These pose new challenges to theory, and require changes to traditional models. The school will explore our current physical understanding of these objects, from supernovae and thermonuclear events, through tidal disruption of stars by black holes to gamma-ray bursts and the variety of binary mergers. The field is poised for explosive growth over the coming decade, as new observational facilities (ZTF, ATLAS, LSST, among many ground and space missions) open.


Prof. Avishay Gal - Yam, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Ehud Nakar, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Elena Rossi, Leiden Observatory
Prof. Dan Kasen, University of California, Berkeley 
Prof. Lars Bildsten, University of California Santa Barbara
Prof. Re'em Sari, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem     
Prof. Sterl Phinney, California Institute of Technology 
Prof. Tsvi Piran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem



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