The 35th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics

The Physics of Astronomical Transients

Event date: December 27 - January 5, 2018

    Sterl Phinney (California Institute of Technology)
    Reem Sari (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    David Gross, General Director (UCSB )

    In the past decade, increasingly frequent surveys of large areas of sky have discovered a wide variety of new transient phenomena, and revealed unexpected diversity in old ones.  These pose new challenges to theory, and require changes to traditional models. The school will explore our current physical understanding of these objects, from supernovae and thermonuclear events, through tidal disruption of stars by black holes to gamma-ray bursts and the variety of binary mergers. The field is poised for explosive growth over the coming decade, as new observational facilities (ZTF, ATLAS, LSST, among many ground and space missions) open.

    Th35th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics is funded with collaboration with Icore foundation.


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    *Deadline for applications: November 1, 2017













    Weizmann Institute of Science

    Avishay Gal - Yam 


    Tel Aviv University

    Ehud Nakar


    Leiden Observatory

    Elena Rossi


    University of California, Berkeley 

    Dan Kasen


    University of California Santa Barbara

    Lars Bildsten

    Prof. Hebrew University of Jerusalem Re'em SariProf.

    California Institute of Technology 

    Sterl Phinney


    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Tsvi Piran