5 April 1959 |
|Institutions||University College London
University of Cambridge
Tel Aviv University
|Thesis||Anisotropies in the Local Universe (1988)|
|Doctoral advisor||George Efstathiou
|Other academic advisors||Jacob Bekenstein|
Ofer Lahav is Perren Chair of Astronomy at University College London (UCL). His research area is observational Cosmology. He served as the Head of Astrophysics (UCL) 2004-2011, as Vice-Dean (Research) of UCL's Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences 2011-2015, and as Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society 2010-2012. Lahav co-chairs the Science Committee of the international Dark Energy Survey, and he holds a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on "Testing the Dark Energy Paradigm" (TESTDE programme).
Lahav studied Physics at Tel-Aviv University (BSc, 1980), Physics at Ben-Gurion University (MSc, 1985) and earned his Ph.D. (1988) in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge, where he was later a Member of Staff at the Institute of Astronomy (1990-2003) and a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
Lahav's research is focused on cosmological probes of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, in particular large galaxy surveys. To date (2016) Lahav has co-authored over 200 research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and he is a Thomson ISI highly cited author.
Awards and honours
- European Research Council Advanced Grant (2012-2017)
- Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2011-2012)
- PPARC Senior Research Fellowship (2003-2006)
- RAS Group Award to the 2dFGRS team (2008)
- Rosseland Lecture, Oslo (2005)
- Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture, UCL (2004)
- Royal Astronomical Society Gerald Whitrow Lecture (2014)