School of Physics Tel-Aviv University Israel

ASSAF HORESH

PERSONAL

 

  • Name: Assaf Horesh
  • Current address: The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics,

Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040
Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL

  • Telephones: Office: +972-3-6405121, Fax: +972-3-6408179,
  • Email: assafh@wise.tau.ac.il
  • Born: May 5, 1976, Israel
  • Family status: Single

EDUCATION

 

  • 2005-present: Ph.D. student,

School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Advisor: Prof. Dan Maoz

  • 2002-2005: M.Sc., Magna Cum Laude, in Physics, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Subject: The Lensed Arc Production Efficiency of Galaxy Clusters.

Advisor: Prof. Dan Maoz

  • 1999-2002: B.Sc., in Physics

Tel Aviv University, Israel.

EMPLOYMENT AND ACTIVITIES

 

         2003-present: Teaching Assistant, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.

         2004-present: Co-organizer of the Tel-Aviv University astronomy club public lecture series.

         2003-2005: Youth University Instructor, Tel Aviv University.

         2002-2003: Teaching Assistant, Holon Institute of Technology.

         1994-1999: Military Service (Infantry and Operations Officer, Rank: Lieutenant).

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

         2009: The Dan David Scholarship

         2005: Dean's Commendation for Public Outreach Activity

         2004: School of Physics and Astronomy Award for Excellence

 

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

 

         2009: 'Statistical Inference from Astrophysical Data' Max Planck summer school Heidelberg, Germany

         2009: 'CosmoClusters' workshop Marseille, France (Contribution: Talk)

         2008: `Supernova Rates 2008` - Florence, Italy (Contribution: Talk)

         2007: `Searching For Strong Lenses in Large Imaging Surveys` - Fermilab, USA (Contribution: Talk)

         2006: `Active Galactic Nuclei: From Atoms to Black Holes` - Tel Aviv, Israel.

         2006: `IPS Annual Meeting` - Jerusalem, Israel.

         2005: `IPS Annual Meeting` - Karmiel, Israel. (Contribution: Talk)

         2004: `The Origin of Galaxies` winter school - Jerusalem, Israel

         2003: `Galaxy Formation` workshop - Jerusalem, Israel

SEMINARS AND COLLOQUIA

 

         2006: The Lensed Arc Production Efficiency of Galaxy Clusters, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, December 2006.

         2004: Statistics of Lensed Arcs in Clusters Theory versus Observations, Tel-Aviv University May 2004.

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

         Organizer of the astrophysics student seminar Tel Aviv University.

         Founder and organizer of astro-ph club. Tel Aviv University.

PUBLICATIONS

 

         Horesh, A., Poznanski, D., Ofek, E. O., Maoz, D. (2008), The Rate of Type Ia Supernovae at z~0.2 from SDSS I Overlapping Fields, MNRAS, 389, 1871.

         Horesh, A., Ofek, E. O., Maoz, D., Bartelmann, M., Meneghetti, M., Rix, H-W. (2005), The Lensed Arc Production Efficiency of Galaxy Clusters: A Comparison of Matched Observed and Simulated Samples, ApJ, 633, 768.