I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in the Physics Department. My research is focused on high-energy astrophysics, where I analyze X-ray activity of supermassive black holes. I study a variety of supermassive black hole environments in order to understand which factors are critical to their evolution. I am Israeli astrophysicist, born in Rehovot, but spent most of my life growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I received my my PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of Michigan in 2020, and received the 2020 Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award for my dissertation “Discovering the Missing Population of AGN Pairs with Chandra”. I then spent 3 years as a Porat Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University, before joining UMBC in 2023.
Ph.D. Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Michigan (2020)
M.S. Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Michigan (2017)
B.A. Astronomy & Physics, Boston University (2014)
08.2023 / Assistant Professor at UMBC
I'm excited to be joining the Physics Department at UMBC at the end of August! I'll be slowly building a team of excellent scientists - stay tuned!