Ofer Lahav

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Ofer Lahav

Born (1959-04-05) 5 April 1959 (age 59)
ResidenceUK
CitizenshipDual Israeli-British
Awards
Scientific career
Fields
InstitutionsUniversity College London
University of Cambridge
Ben-Gurion University
Tel Aviv University
ThesisAnisotropies in the Local Universe (1988)
Doctoral advisorGeorge Efstathiou[citation needed]
Donald Lynden-Bell[citation needed]
Other academic advisorsJacob Bekenstein
Doctoral studentsChris Lintott[1]
Websitewww.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapola

Ofer Lahav FRAS FInstP 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).[2]

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[3] 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.[4] [5] As of 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.[6] His doctoral students include Chris Lintott.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lintott, Christopher John (2006). Analyses of the early stages of star formation. discovery.ucl.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University College London. OCLC 926299378. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.722217. Free to read
  2. ^ Bridle, Sarah L.; Lahav, Ofer; Ostriker, Jeremiah P.; Steinhardt, Paul J. (2003). "Precision Cosmology? Not Just Yet". Science. 299 (5612): 1532–1533. arXiv:astro-ph/0303180. Bibcode:2003Sci...299.1532B. doi:10.1126/science.1082158.
  3. ^ Lahav, Ofer (1988). Anisotropies in the local universe. lib.cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557212691. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.279690.
  4. ^ Cole, Shaun; Percival, Will J.; Peacock, John A.; Norberg, Peder; Baugh, Carlton M.; Frenk, Carlos S.; Baldry, Ivan; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bridges, Terry; Cannon, Russell; Colless, Matthew; Collins, Chris; Couch, Warrick; Cross, Nicholas J. G.; Dalton, Gavin; Eke, Vincent R.; De Propris, Roberto; Driver, Simon P.; Efstathiou, George; Ellis, Richard S.; Glazebrook, Karl; Jackson, Carole; Jenkins, Adrian; Lahav, Ofer; Lewis, Ian; Lumsden, Stuart; Maddox, Steve; Madgwick, Darren; Peterson, Bruce A.; Sutherland, Will; Taylor, Keith (2005). "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: power-spectrum analysis of the final data set and cosmological implications". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 362 (2): 505–534. arXiv:astro-ph/0501174. Bibcode:2005MNRAS.362..505C. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09318.x. ISSN 0035-8711.
  5. ^ Colless, Matthew; Dalton, Gavin; Maddox, Steve; Sutherland, Will; Norberg, Peder; Cole, Shaun; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bridges, Terry; Cannon, Russell; Collins, Chris; Couch, Warrick; Cross, Nicholas; Deeley, Kathryn; De Propris, Roberto; Driver, Simon P.; Efstathiou, George; Ellis, Richard S.; Frenk, Carlos S.; Glazebrook, Karl; Jackson, Carole; Lahav, Ofer; Lewis, Ian; Lumsden, Stuart; Madgwick, Darren; Peacock, John A.; Peterson, Bruce A.; Price, Ian; Seaborne, Mark; Taylor, Keith (2001). "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: spectra and redshifts". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 328 (4): 1039–1063. arXiv:astro-ph/0106498. Bibcode:2001MNRAS.328.1039C. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04902.x. ISSN 0035-8711.
  6. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=k8WShzLxoYYC&pg=PA297
  7. ^ "New Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellows appointed". royalsociety.org. Retrieved 2018-02-17.