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Join the massive stars group in Tel Aviv!

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I am currently hiring at all levels: MSc, PhD, postdocs!

What you gain...

  • Work with advanced analysis techniques of spectroscopy and interferometry

  • Work in big international collaborations

  • Use the most advanced observatories (the Very Large Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope…)

  • Exclusive access to propriety data

  • Work with advanced models of radiative transfer and analysis algorithms

  • Projects available both on either model development or observational astrophysics

  • Access to affordable accommodation in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv

Work on diverse projects...

Classical Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars represent the final evolutionary stages of stars at the upper mass end, and are the putative immediate progenitors of black holes. Available projects include:

  • The carbon-rich WR stars (WC) in the Large Magellanic Cloud with HST + VLT

  • The nitrogen-rich WR stars (WN) in the Large Magellanic Cloud with 4MOST/Vista

  • Analysis of Galactic WR binaries


The BLOeM 


The "Binarity at LOw Metallicity" (BLOeM) campaign is an unprecedented spectroscopic monitoring survey of ~1000 massive stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud with ESO's Very Large Telescope. Possible projects include:

  • Derivation of binary fractions of various subsamples

  • Derivation of orbits of various subsamples

  • Spectral analysis of various subsamples

  • Black-hole hunt


Oe/Be stars are rapidly rotating stars with disks, thought to represent binaries which have previously interacted. Possible projects include:

  • Interferometry of a Galactic sample of Oe/Be stars

  • Spectroscopy of a sample of Oe/Be stars & binaries

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The Potsdam Wolf-Rayet (PoWR) code is a widely used state-of-the-art model atmosphere code designed for massive stars with expanding atmospheres.

If you are inclined to theory and programming, developing new modules in the PoWR code (e.g., time-dependent radiative transfer) is a viable option.

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