Publication list of the members of the
1 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute of Astronomy,
2 Wise Observatory,

guest observers, and co-authors.


Journals/Circulars/Bulletins/Books In Press Presented at Meetings
Other years


Abe, F., et al including Gal-Yam1,2,A., Maoz1,2,D. and Ofek1,2E. "Probing the atmosphere of a solar-like star by galactic microlensing at high magnification", A&A, 411: 493, 2003.

Alves, Y.M., et al including Ibbetson 1,2,P., Leibowitz1,2,E. and Hemar ,S. "The Pulsating DB White Dwarf PG 1351+489", Baltic Astronomy, Volume 12: 33,2003.

Arieli 1,Y. and Rephaeli1,Y. "Dark Matter profiles in clusters of galaxies: a phenomenological approach", New Astronomy, 8:517, 2003.

Barkana 1,R., Loeb, A.. "Spectral Signature of Cosmological Infall of Gas Around the First Quasars", Nature, Volume 421, Issue 6921: 341, 2003.

Battistelli, E .S et al including Rephaeli1,Y. and Shimon 1,M. "Cosmic microwave background temperature evolution by Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect observations", Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, 74: 316, 2003.

Battistelli, E. S., et al including Rephaeli1,Y. and Shimon. ,M. "Triple Experiment Spectrum of the Sunyaev-Zeldoovich Effect in the Soma Clulster: HO", ApJ. 598: 75, 2003.

Castanheira, B. G., et al including Mazeh1,2,T. "WET Observations of the DAV G185-32", Baltic Astronomy, 12: 39, 2003.

Chelouche1,2,D. and Netzer1,2,H. "Non-Sobolev modeling of radiation-pressure-driven flows in active galactic nuclei", MNRAS, 344: 223, 2003.

Chelouche1,2,D. and Netzer1,2,H. "Continuum shielding and flow dynamics in active galactic nuclei", MNRAS, 344: 233, 2003.

Chelouche1,2,D. "Strong Gravitational lensing and the Structure of Quasar Outflows", ApJ. 596: L43, 2003.

Choi, Y. J., Brosch1,2,N. and Prialnik, D. "Rotation Activity of KBO (29981) 1999 TD10" ICARUS, 165: 101, 2003.

Ciroi, S., Contini, M., Rafanelli, P. and Richter, G.M. "2-D spectroscopy and modeling of the biconocal ionized gas in NGC 4388", A&A, 400: 857, 2003

Contini,M.1, Viegas, S. M., and Campos, P. E. "The infrared X-Ray continuum correlation in active galactic nuclei", MNRAS, 346: 37, 2003.

Contini, M. "An analysis of the emission line spectra of AG Pegasi between phases 7.34 and 9.44", MNRAS, 339: 125, 2003.

Contini, M. and Formiggini1,2,L. "R Aquarii spectra revisited by SUMA",MNRAS, 339: 148, 2003.

Contini, M. and Contini, T. "Dust-to-gas ratios in the starburst regions of luminous infrared galaxies", MNRAS, 342:299,2003.

Contini, M.1, Rodriguez-Ardila, A. and Viegas, S.M. "The Narrow Line Region of Ark 564", A&A, 408: 101, 2003.

Corbett, E.A., Croom, S.M., Boyle, B.J., Netzer1,2,H., Miller, L., Outram, P.J., Shamls, T., Smith, R.J., Rhook, K. "Emission linewidths and QSO black hole mass estimates from the 2dF QSO Redshift Survey", MNRAS, 343: 705, 2003.

Eichler, D. and Levinson1,A. "Polarizating GRB via Scattering off a relativistic sheath", Ap.J. 596: L147, 2003.

Fox, D.W., et al including Gal-Yam1,2,A. and Lipkin1,2,Y. "Early optical emission from the -ray burst of 4 October, 2002", Nature, Volume 422, Issue 6929: 284, 2003.

Gabel, J. R. et al including Kaspi 1,2,S. and Netzer1,2,H. "The Ionized Gas and Nuclear Environment in NGC 3783. II. Averaged Hubble Space Telescope/STIS and Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Spectra", ApJ. 583: 178, 2003.

Galama, T. J. et al including Gal-Yam1,2,A. "Hubble Space Telescope amd Ground-based Optical and Ultraviolet Observations of GRB 010222", ApJ. 587:135, 2003.

Gal-Yam1,2,A., Maoz1,2,D., Guhathakurta, P., and Filippenko, A.V. "A Population of Intergalactic Supernovae in Galaxy Clusters", AJ. 125: 1087,2003.

Gal-Yam1,2,A., Ofek1,2E., Polishook1,2,D. Leibowitz1,2,E. "GRB030329:OT B and R photometry, decline rate" GCN 1999 (2003)

Gal-Yam1,2,A., Ofek1,2E. and Polishook1,2,D. "GRB030328: OT photometry" GCN 1984 (2003)

Gal-Yam1,2,A.and Ofek1,2E. "GRB030320: Optical Observations", GCN 1946 (2003)

Gal-Yam1,2,A., Maoz1,2,D., Prada, F., Guhathakurta, P., Filippenko, A.V., Chornock, R and Smith, G. "Supernova 2002lh", IAUC 8169, July 2003.

Gal-Yam1,2,A. and Maoz1,2,D. "No Supernovae 1998ev, 1999cu and 1999dc", IAUC 8171, July 2003

Gal-Yam1,2,A., Maoz1,2,D., Ofek1,2E., Poznanski,1,2D. Sharon 1,2,K., Medizinski1,2,E., Lipkin1,2,Y., Prada, F., Guhathakurta, P., Challis, P., Matheson, T. and Kirshner, R. "Supernova 2003il", IAUC 8212, 2003.

Gaspar, A., et al including Kaspi 1,2,S. "VRI CCD photometery of NGC 2126" A&A, 410: 879, 2003. (VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/A+A/410/879)

Genzel R., et al including Sternberg1,A. "The Stellar Cusp around the Supermassive Black Hole in the Galactic Center", ApJ. 594: 812, 2003.

Goldberg1,2, D., Mazeh1,2,T., and Latham, D.W. "On the Mass-Ratio Distribution of Spectroscopic Binaries", ApJ. 591: 397, 2003.

Hoffman, G. L., Brosch1,2,N., Salpeter, E. E. and Carle, N. J. "Neutral Hydrogen Mapping of Virgo Cluster Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies", AJ, 126: 2774, 2003.

Kilkenny, D. et al including Leibowitz1,2,E., Ibbetson1,2,P., and Mendelson1,2,H. "A Whole Earth Telescope campaign on the pulsating subdwarf B binary System PG 1336-018 (NY Vir)" MNRAS, 345: 834, 2003.

Levinson 1,A. and Eichler D. "Baryon loading of Gamma Ray Bursts by pick-up neutrons", 2003, ApJ, 594, 19

Lipkin1,2,Y. Leibowitz1,2,E., Ofek1,2E. Kaspi 1,2,S., Gal-Yam1,2,A. "GRB030329-OT rebrightens", GRB Circular Network, 2060: 1, 2003.

Lipkin1,2,Y., Leibowitz1,2,E. M., Ofek1,2E. Kaspi 1,2,S., Gal-Yam1,2,A. and Mendelson1, 2,H. "GRB030329-OT rebrightens", GRB Circular Network, 2060: 1, 2003.

Lipkin1,2,Y., Leibowitz1,2,E., Ofek1,2E., Gal-Yam1,2,A. and Mendelson1, 2,H. "GRB030329 -- Constant OT Magnitude", GCN 2049 (2003)

Lipkin1,2,Y., Ofek1,2E., Gal-Yam1,2,A., Leibowitz1,2,E.,and Mendelson1, 2,H. "GRB030329 -- OT brightens", GCN 2045 (2003)

Lipkin1,2,Y., Ofek1,2E.. Gal-Yam1,2,A. and Mendelson1, 2,H. "GRB030329 -- Light curve flattening", GCN 2034 (2003)

Lutz, D., Sturm, E., Genzel, R., Spoon, H.W.W., Moorwood, A.F.M., Netzer1,2,H. and Sternberg1,A. "ISO spectroscopy of star formation and active nuclei in the luminous infrared galaxy NGC 6240", A&A. 409: 867, 2003.

Markowitz, A. et al including Kaspi 1,2,S. "X-Ray Fluctuation Power Spectral Densities of Seyfert 1 Galaxies", ApJ. 593: 96, 2003.

Masi, S. et al including Rephaeli1,Y. "OLIMPO: A few arcmin resolution survey of the sky at mm and sub-mm wavelengths", Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, 74: 96, 2003.

Mazeh1,2,T. and Zucker1,2,S."A possible Correlation between Mass Ratio and Period Ratio in Multiple Planetary Systems", ApJ. 590: L115, 2003.

Mazeh1,2,T., Simon, M., Prato, L., Markus1,2,B. and Zucker1,2,S. "The Mass Ratio Distribution in Main-Sequence Spectroscopic Binaries Measured by Infrared Sppppectroscopy", AJ, 599: 1344, 2003

Mukadam, A. S., et al. including Ibbetson 1,2,P., Leibowitz1,2,E., Ofek1,2E. "Constraining the Evolution of ZZ Ceti", Baltic Astronomy, 12: 71. 2003.

Mukadam, A. S., et al. including Ibbetson 1,2,P., Leibowitz1,2,E., Ofek1,2E. "Constraining the Evolution of ZZ Ceti", ApJ.594:961,2003.

Nakos, T. et al including Ofek1,2E. and Gal-Yam1,2,A. "A catalog of secondary photometric standard stars around gravitational lenses", A& A. 402:1157, 2003.

Netzer1,2,H. "The Largest Black Holes and the Most Luminous Galaxies", ApJ. 583: L5, 2003.

Netzer1,2,H., Kaspi 1,2,S., Chelouche1,2,D., et al, "The Ionised Gas and Nucleaar Environment in NGC 3783. IV. Variability and Modeling of the 900 Kilosecond Chandra Spectrum", AJ, 599: 933, 2003

Ofek1,2E., Rix, H.-W. and Maoz1,2,D. "The redshift distribution of gravitational lenses revisited: Constraints of galaxy mass evolution", MNRAS, 343: 639, 2003.

Ofek1,2E., and Maoz1,2,D. "Time Delay measurement of the Lensed quasar HE1104-1805" ,Apj.593:101,2003.

Ofek1,2E. and Gal-Yam1,2,A. "GRB030227 -- faint tentative OT candidate", GCN 1903 (2003)

Ofek1,2E.. Gal-Yam1,2,A., Lipkin1,2,Y. Sharon 1,2,K. and Medizinski1, 2,E. "GRB030329 -- near contemporaneous optical limits from CONCAM" GCN 2031(2003)

Ofek1,2E, Choi,Y., Gal-Yam1,2,A., and Lipkin1,2,Y. "GRB030501 observation report" GCN 2201 (2003)

Ofek1,2E., Poznanski1,2,D. Gal-Yam1,2,A. and Lipkin1,2,Y. "SN 2003jd (SN/GRB?) - possible association with GRB 030929", GCN 2434, 2003.

Orio, M. et al including Leibowitz1,2,E.. and Lipkin1,2,Y. "V4743 Sagittarii", IAUC 8131, 2003.

Ott, T., et al including Sternberg1,A. "Inward bound: studying the Galactic Centre with NAOS/CONICA", The Messenger (ISSN 0722-6691), No. 111: p.1,2003.

Pagano, I., et al including Brosch1,2,N. "The World Space Observatory Project WSO/UV" Mem. S.A.It. Vol. 73, 23, 2003.

Persic, M. and Rephaeli1,Y. "Starburst galaxies and the X-ray background", A&A, 399: 9, 2003.

Prato, L., Simon, M., Mazeh1,2,T., McLean, I.S., Norman, D. and Zucker1,2,S. Erratum: "The Smallest mass Ratio Young Star Spectroscopic Binaries" (ApJ, 569: 863 [2002] ApJ, 598: 1409, 2003.

Price, P. A. et al including Gal-Yam1,2,A. Ofek1,2E. and Lipkin1,2,Y. "Discovery of GRB 020405 and Its Late Red Bump", ApJ. 589: 838, 2003.

Poznanski1, 2,D., Gal-Yam1,2,A., Sharon 1,2,K., Maoz1,2,D., Jannuzi, B. T., Papenkova, M., Li, W. and Schwartz, M. "Supernovae 2003B, 2003Q, 2003R, 2003S and 2003T", IAUC 8058, 2003.

Rephaeli1,Y. and Gruber, D. "RXTE Observations of A2256", ApJ, 595: 137,2003.

Sadeh1,S. and Rephaeli1,Y. "CMB Comptonization in Clusters: Spectral and Angular Power from Evolving Polytropic Gas", New Astron., 9: 159, 2003.

Schreiber, N. M., et al including Sternberg1,A. "The Nature of Starburst Activity in M82", ApJ, 599: 193, 2003.

Schuh, S.L. et al including Leibowitz1,2,E., Ibbetson1,2,P., and Lipkin Y. "2MASS J0516288+260738: Discovery of the first eclipsing late K + Brown dwarf binary system?", A&A, 410: 649, 2003.

Share, G.H. et al including Kozlovsky1,B.Z. "High-Resolution Observation of the Solar Positron-Electron Annihilation Line", ApJ. 595: L85, 2003.

Shemmer1,2,O., Uttley, P., Netzer1,2,H. and McHardy, I. M. "Complex Optical-X-ray Correlations in the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxy NGC 4051", MNRAS, 343: 1341, 2003.

Shporer 1,2,A., Ofek1,2E., Mazeh1,2,T. "Possible Nova in M33",IAUC 8199,2003.

Shimon 1,M. and Rephaeli1,Y. "Quantitative Description of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect: Analytic Approximations", New Astron, 9: 69, 2003.

Sternberg1,A. "Astronomy: Hot gas around the Galaxy", Nature, Volume 421,Issue 6924: 708, 2003.

Sternberg1,A., Hoffmann, T. L., Pauldrach, A. W. A. "Ionizing Photon Emission Rates from O- and Early B-Type Stars and Clusters", ApJ, 599: 1333, 2003.

Turner, J.L., Beck1,2,S.C., Crosthwaite, L.P., Larkin, J.E., McLean, I.S. and Meier, D.S. "An extragalactic supernebula confined by gravity", Nature, 423, Issue 6940: 621, 2003.

Van Putten, M. H. P. M. and Levinson1,A. "Theory and Astrophysical Consequences of a Magnetized Torus around a Rapidly Rotating Black Hole", ApJ. 584: 937, 2003.

Verma, A. et al including Sternberg1,A. "A mid-infrared spectroscopic survey of starburst galaxies: Excitation and abundances", A&A. 403: 829, 2003.

Vignali, C., Brandt, W. N., Schneider, D. P., Garmire, G. P. and Kaspi 1,2,S. "X-Ray Lighthouses of the High-Redshift Universe: Probing the Most Luminous z>4 Palomar Digital Sky Survey Quasars with Chandra", AJ, 125: 418, 2003.

Vignali, C. et al including Kaspi 1,2,S. "Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations of the First Quasars: X-Rays from the Age of Cosmic Enlightenment", AJ. 125: 2876, 2003.

Vignali, C., et al including Kaspi 1,2,S. "X-Rays from the high-redshift universe: The Chandra view", Astron. Nachr., 324: 163, 2003.

Wang, J.-M, and Netzer1,2,H. "Extreme slim accretion disks and narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxies: The nature of the soft X-ray hump", A&A 398: 927, 2003.

Zucker1,2,S. Mazeh1,2,T., Santos, N.C., Udry, S. and Mayor, M. "Multi-order TODCOR: Application to observations taken with the CORALIE echelle spectrograph. I. The system HD 41004", A&A. 404: 775, 2003.


Beck1,2,S.C., Garrington, S., Turner, J. and van Dyck, S. "MERLIN nad VLA Observations of VII Zw 19", accepted for publication in AJ, 2003.

Stark, R., Beck1,2,S.C. and 7 co-authors, "Probing the Early Stages of Low-Mass Star Formation", accepted for publication by A&A, 2003.


Barstow, M., et al including Brosch1,2,N. "The WSO: a world-class observatory for the ultraviolet", Future EUV/UV and Visible Apace Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation. Edited by J. Chris Blades, Oswald H.W. Siegmund. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4854: 364, 2003.

Beck1,2,S.C. and Turner, J.L. "An Introverted Starburst", IAU Symposium 217: Recycling Galactic and Intergalactic Matter. ASP Symposium 217 (2003)

Choi,Y., Brosch1,2,N. and Prialnik, D. "Rotation Activity of KBO (29981) 1999 TD10" Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, VolumeII, held at National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, July 2-5, 2002. Edited by S. Ikeuchi., J. Hearnshaw and T. Hanawa, the ASof J, ASP Conference Series, 289: 39, 2003.

Corbett, E. et al including Netzer1,2,H. "The correlation of line strength with QSO luminosity and redshift from composite spectra", Active Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy , meeting held in Meudon, France, July 23-27, 2002. Eds: S. Collin, F. Combes and I. Shlosman. ASP, Conference Series, 290: 489, 2003.

Formiggini1,2,L., "Hidden sd/wd Stars among the FAUST UV Sources Toward Ophiuchus", White Dwarfs. Proceedings of the conference held at the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Napoli, Italy, NATO Science Series II, 105: 385, 2003.

Kaspi 1,2,S., Netzer1,2,H., Maoz1,2,D., Shemmer 1,2,O. , Brandt, W.-N. and Schneider, D.-P. "Reverberation Mapping of High-Redshift High-Luminosity Quasars", Active Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy, meeting held in Meudon,France,July 23-27, 2002, eds. S. Collin, F, Combes and I. Shlosman. ASP, Conference Series, Vol. 290:615, 2003.

Masi, S., et al., including Rephaeli1,Y. "OLIMPO: a balloon-borne, arcminute-resolution survey of the sky at mm and sub-mm wavelengths", in proceedings of the 16th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes, ed.: Barbara Warmbein, ESA SP-530, 557-560, 2003.

Netzer1,2,H. "Where is the X-ray gas in Active Galactic Nuclei"? Active Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy, meeting held in Meudon,France, July 23-27, 2002, eds. S. Collin, F, Combes and I. Shlosman. ASP,Conference Series, Vol. 290: 145, 2003.

Ribak, E. N., Laor, A., Faiman, D., Biyukov, S. and Brosch1,2,N. "Converting PETAL, the 25m solar collector, into an astronomical research facility", Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II. Edited by Wesley, A. Traub. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4838: 1031, 2003.

Share, G. H. et al including Kozlovsky1,B.Z. "High Resolution Observation of the Solar Positron-Electron Annihilation Line", American Astronomical Society, SPD meeting #34: #14.08, 2003.

Shemmer 1,2,O., Netzer1,2,H. ,Oliva, E. and Maiolino, R. 2003, "The Metallicity-Luminosity Relationship in AGN: The Case of Narrow Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies" , Active Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy, meeting held in Meudon, France, July 23-27, 2002, eds. S. Collin, F, Combes and I. Shlosman. ASP, Conference Series, Vol. 290: 255, 2003.

Turner, J. and Beck1,2,S.C. "Watching the Birth of Globular Clusters", IAU Symposium 221: Star Formation at High Angular Resolution. ASP Symposium 221 (2003)

Verma, A. et al including Sternberg1,A. "A MIR Spectroscopic Survey of Starburst Galaxies", Exploiting the ISO Data Archive. Infrared Astronomy in the Internet Age, held in Siguenza, Spain 24-27 June, 2002. Edited by C. Gry, S. Peschke, J. Matagne, P. Garcia-Lario, R. Lorente and A.Salama. Published as ESA Publications Series, ESA SP-511: 263, ESA, 2003.