Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Astrophysics and Cosmology Group

Astrophysics, Relativity, Cosmology, and Space Physics



Crab nebula in x-rays

Crab nebula in x-rays




Plasma eruption from the Sun

The Astrophysics and Cosmology group is engaged in research in the following fields: general astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, plasma astrophysics, galaxy dynamics, stellar dynamics, large scale structure, space physics, solar-terrestrial relations. A partial list of astronomical objects which are within the scope of the research: galaxy clusters, spiral galaxies, black holes, gamma-ray bursters, jets, pulsars, solar system, Sun, solar wind, planetary magnetospheres, and binary Systems. 

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Prof. David Eichler

Prof. Michael Gedalin

Prof. Uri Keshet

Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky

Dr. Adi Zitrin

Research Associates:

Dr. Ephim Golbraikh

Dr. Evgeny (Uri) Griv



Prof. Raphael Steinitz


Dr. Ana Acebron

Dr. Nathalia Cibirka

Dr. Ilya Gurwich

Dr. Daniel Kagan

Dr. Emanuele Sobacchi

BGU Partners:

Prof. Ramy Brustein

Prof. Tov Elperin

Prof. Eduardo Guendelman

Dr. Alex Kaganovich

Prof. Nathan Kleeorin

Dr. Edward Liverts

Prof. Michael Lublinsky

Prof. Michael Mond

Prof. Igor Rogachevskii

Grad students:

Ofir Arad

Snir Cohen

Gideon Ilani

Assaf Lavi

Elad Malka

Yotam Nagar

Yossi Naor

Roy Perry

Itay Raveh

Ido Reiss

Nimrod Sherf

Idan Wallerstein


(all events in room #207, bldg 54)

Astrophysics seminars
Wednesdays, 11:15 AM

Group pizza meetings
Wednesdays, 12:30 PM

Physics seminars and colloquia


Postdoc positions

Some topics of interest:

                         -- Manifestations of Exotic and New Physics in Nature / D. Eichler
                         -- Collisionless Shock Waves and the Origin of Cosmic Rays / D. Eichler
                         -- Space Weather / M. Gedalin
                         -- Collisionless shocks / M. Gedalin
                         -- Pulsars / Y. Lyubarsky
                         -- Relativistic jets / Y. Lyubarsky
                         -- The largest objects: galaxy clusters /  U. Keshet
                         -- Black holes / U. Keshet

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Last updated by Uri Keshet, January 2016
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