The Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the 3-year Benoziyo Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Benoziyo Fellows conduct independent research as part of the Astrophysics group within the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Fellows can pursue research in theoretical, numerical, observational or experimental astrophysics, and have full access to all the resources available to the astrophysics group, including full membership of the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) and its ZTF successor, the Xenon 1000 dark matter experiment, and the UltraSat UV space mission, as well as extensive computational facilities. Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with faculty members working on supermassive black holes, stellar dynamics, accretion, gravitational wave sources and the Galactic center (Alexander), observations of cosmic explosions (Gal-Yam), few body dynamics and theory of supernovae (Katz), theory of supernovae, sources of gravitational waves and cosmic-rays (Kushnir), alternative gravity theories (Milgrom), observations of transients, gravitational lensing, and small solar-system bodies (Ofek), and theoretical high-energy astrophysics (Waxman). The group works in close collaboration with the experimental astro-particle and dark matter groups (Budnik, Gross, Duchovni, Breskin, Landsman), theoretical astro particle group (Nir, Perez) and the planetary science group (Aharonson).
Included Benefits: Basic benefits are as detailed on Feinberg Graduate School's postdoctoral fellowships webpage. Prize fellowship holders will receive some additional living expenses assistance, and an additional annual research allowance of $15,000 to support their independent research.
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- Ping Chen2021
- Sahar Shahaf2021
- Saif Ali2023
- Kenny Ng2016 - 2019Staff, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Yi Yang2017
- Sladjana Knezevic2014 - 2017Staff, Belgrade Observatory
- Paul Vreeswijk2013 - 2017Staff, Radboud University
- Benny Trakhtenbrot2012 - 2013Tel Aviv University
- Carlos Badenes2010 - 2013Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh