Research

Cosmology and Structure Formation:

Formation, evolution and dynamics of galaxies and clusters (Avishai Dekel, Hoffman, Re'em Sari, Nir Shaviv, Yuval Birnboim)
Massive black holes and AGN feedback (Avishai Dekel, Tsvi Piran, Re'em Sari)
Large-scale structure, streaming velocities (Avishai Dekel, Hoffman)
Cosmological parameters, dark matter and dark energy (Avishai Dekel)
Milky Way structure (Shaviv)
Near field cosmology (Yehuda Hoffman)

Stellar Astrophysics:

Physics of massive stars (Nir Shaviv)
Accretion flows (Nir Shaviv, Ami Glasner)
Hyper velocity stars (Re'em Sari)
Convective burning flows (Ami Glasner)

High Energy Astrophysics:

Gamma ray bursts (Re'em Sari, Tsvi Piran)
Hydrodynamics, relativistic hydrodynamics and self similarity (Re'em Sari, Tsvi Piran)
Supernovae (Shmulik Balberg)
Radiative hydrodynamics (Nir Shaviv, Shmulik Balberg)
Cosmic Rays and High Energy backgrounds (Nir Shaviv, Tsvi Piran)

Solar and Planetary Physics:

Extrasolar planets (Re'em Sari)
Planet formation (Re'em Sari)
Solar-Terrestrial links (Nir Shaviv)

Plasma Astrophysics:

Physics of intergalactic shocks; the "missing baryon" problem (Orly Gnat)
Mixing and interactions in interstellar and intergalactic plasma (Orly Gnat, Yuval Birnboim)
Effective ISM physics (Yuval Birnboim)
Analysis of quasar UV & Xray absorption-line Spectroscopy (Orly Gnat)