Research Group

Tsevi Mazeh

Tsevi Mazeh

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Tel Aviv University
Tsevi Mazeh is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Tel Aviv University.
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 Throughout his career, he has functioned as both theorist and observer, and is a popular writer and public speaker on Astronomy, History of Science, and Science and Religion. Currently, Mazeh is leading an international effort to detect planets and brown-dwarfs by novel relativistic effects. 

2018-2019 Organizer:Big Data and Planets

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Tony Street

Tony Street

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University of Cambridge

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Tony Street is the assistant director of research in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on the intellectual history of the Islamic world through the twelfth and thirteenth centuries CE, a period of fruitful tension between Aristotelian philosophy and the Islamic sciences. He concentrates above all on the logical texts which developed through this period, and the reasons for their growing independence from the Aristotelian tradition.

2018-2019 Fellow: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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George Quinn

George Quinn

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Australian National University

George Quinn is a professor at the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University.

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His research focuses on the literature and popular culture of contemporary Java; patterns and sites of pilgrimmage in Java and Madura; and the Catholic Church in East Timor.

2018-2019 Fellow: New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Suzanne Last Stone

Suzanne Last Stone

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Yeshiva University

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Suzanne Last Stone is professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, and director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. She writes and lectures on the intersection of Jewish thought, legal theory, and the humanities.

Together with Professor Arye Edrei, a current IIAS fellow, Stone is the co-editor in chief of "Dinei Israel", a Journal of Jewish Law, published jointly by the Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty and the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Andrew Cameron

Cameron Andrew

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University of St. Andrews

Andrew Cameron is Professor of Astronomy at St Andrews. His research is in stellar magnetic fields and the discovery and characterisation of extrasolar planets. 

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He is a founding Co-I of the WASP collaboration, which has discovered more than 170 gas-giant planets in close orbits about their host stars. He is also a member of the Science Team for the Swiss-led ESA S-class CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS; launch expected 2019), for which he leads the Working Group on data analysis.

2018-2019 Fellow: Big Data and Planets

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Evelyne Oliel-Grausz

Evelyne Oliel-Grausz

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Pantheon-Sorbonne University

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Evelyne Oliel-Grausz is Professor of Modern History at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.Her areas of research include Jewish courts and conflict resolution in the 18th century Jewish world; the history of the modern community institution; Sephardic diaspora, networks, communication, mobilities; Jewish economic history; and emancipation and Jewish political cultures.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Joseph Stern

Joseph Stern

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University of Chicago

Josef Stern is William H. Colvin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and was the Inaugural Director of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies (2009-14).

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His research focuses on the contemporary philosophy of language and medieval philosophy, especially Jewish and Arabic philosophy.

2018-2019 Fellow: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Els Bogaerts

Els Bogaerts

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Independent Scholar


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Els Bogaerts is an experienced lecturer and researcher, and coordinator of academic programmes on Indonesian culture. She performs classical Javanese dance, and has given talks on Indonesian performing arts at the main fora in the Netherlands.

2018-2019 Fellow: New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Daniel Fabrycky

Daniel Fabrycky

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University of Chicago
Daniel Fabrycky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago.
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His research interests include: 

  1. Extrasolar planets - orbital mechanics; formation and dynamical evolution; observational techniques.
  2. Binary and Variable stars - time-resolved photometric surveys; unsolved mysteries. 

2018-2019 Fellow: Big Data and Planets

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Arye Edrei

Arye Edrei

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Tel Aviv University

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Arye Edrei is a professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University. He teaches a variety of courses on the history and philosophy of Jewish Law.His main fields of interest are Talmudic jurisprudence and Jewish Law in the 20th century. Together with Professor Suzanne Last Stone, a current IIAS fellow, Edrei is the co-editor in chief of "Dinei Israel", a Journal of Jewish Law, published jointly by the Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty and the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University.

2018-2019 Organizer: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Nancy Florida

Nancy K. Florida

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University of Michigan

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Nancy K. Florida is a professor of Javanese and Islamic Studies at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is a historian of colonial Java and postcolonial Indonesia. Her current and future research concerns problems of history, politics, and Islam in the manuscript literature of colonial Java along with narratives of violence and trauma in postcolonial Indonesia.

2018-2019 Fellow: New Directions in the Study of Javanese Literature

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Gad Freudenthal

Gad Freudenthal

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CNRS

Gad Freudenthal is Senior Research Fellow Emeritus with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. He has written on the reception of science and philosophy in Jewish cultures, mainly in the Middle Ages and in the eighteenth century, and has focused his research on Greek philosophies of matter.

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He is the editor of the journal Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism.

2018-2019 Fellow: The Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Verena Kasper-Marienberg

Verena Kasper-Marienberg

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NC State University

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Verena Ines Kasper-Marienberg is a professor of History at North Carolina State University.

Her research focuses on the intersection of Jewish and Christian communities in the early modern period. She is especially interested in questions of legal practice, gender relations, and socio-economic structures in early modern societies.  In her teaching, she focuses on Jewish religion and culture, minority history, early modern autobiographies, the history of museums, and the rhetorical structures of political texts.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Dovi Poznanski

Dovi Poznanski

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Tel Aviv University
Professor Dovi Poznanski is a senior lecturer and researcher at Tel Aviv University.
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His main research interests focus on the observation and study of supernovae of the different kinds, thermonuclear or core-collapse, nearby or far away, known or predicted. Recently, he has been working on the subject of cosmic dust and the interstellar medium, with a focus on developing tools to correct for the effect of dust on cosmological and astrophysical observations.

2018-2019 Fellow: Big Data and Planets

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