Ofer Lahav

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Ofer Lahav
Born (1959-04-05) 5 April 1959 (age 57)
Tiberias, Israel
Residence UK
Citizenship Dual Israeli-British
Fields
Institutions University College London
University of Cambridge
Ben-Gurion University
Tel Aviv University
Thesis Anisotropies in the Local Universe (1988)
Doctoral advisor George Efstathiou
Donald Lynden-Bell
Other academic advisors Jacob Bekenstein
Notable awards
Website
www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapola

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).

Education[edit]

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.

Research[edit]

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[citation needed] research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and he is a Thomson ISI highly cited author.

Awards and honours[edit]

Lahav is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), and a Member of the International Astronomical Union. Other awards include:

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