The 35th Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics

The Physics of Astronomical Transients

Event date: December 27 - January 5, 2018

Organizers:
    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.

     

    Apply for the school Here

    *Deadline for applications: November 1, 2017

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lecturers:

     

    avishay.gal-yam@weizmann.ac.il

    Weizmann Institute of Science

    Avishay Gal - Yam 

    Prof.

    udini@wise.tau.ac.il

    Tel Aviv University

    Ehud Nakar

    Prof.

    emr@strw.leidenuniv.nl 

    Leiden Observatory

    Elena Rossi

    Prof.

    kasen@berkeley.edu 

    University of California, Berkeley 

    Dan Kasen

    Prof.

    bildsten@kitp.ucsb.edu

    University of California Santa Barbara

    Lars Bildsten

    Prof.

    sari@phys.huji.ac.ilThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem Re'em SariProf.

    esp@tapir.caltech.edu

    California Institute of Technology 

    Sterl Phinney

    Prof.

    tsvi.piran@mail.huji.ac.il

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Tsvi Piran

    Prof.