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Updated: Dec. 2015

YUVAL BIRNBOIM - CURRICULUM VITAE

Contact Information:

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond J. Safra, Givat Ram Campus
Jerusalem, Israel
The Racah Institute of Physics.
115 Popick building
Phone +972-2-6586862
yuval@phys.huji.ac.il

Higher education:

  • 1991-1994: B.Sc. in physics and mathematics at Tel Aviv University, magna cum laude
  • 1997-2000: M.Sc. in physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2002-2007: Ph.D. in physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, summa cum laude

Employment:

  • 2007-2008: Post-doctoral student at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Physics Department. Host: Prof. Avishai Dekel
  • 2008-2009: Rothschild fellowship at Harvard Smithsonian Center for astrophysics
  • 2009-2010: Institute of Theory and Computation fellowship at Harvard Smithsonian Center for astrophysics
  • 2010-present: Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University

Honoraries:

    2006: The Goodmann Prize for excellent graduate student at the Racah Institute, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem 2008: Katzir award for excellent PhD Thesis, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem

Teaching at the Hebrew University:

  • Mechanics for Medical Students – First year Med. Students
  • The interstellar medium – Advanced degree physics Students
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology - 3rd year Undergrad Students

Public Outreach:

  • Public talk at 'Shumu Shamaim' lecture series. Watch me on Youtube here (in Hebrew).
  • Public talk at Scientists' night ('leil hamadanim') 2013

Academic interests: Galaxy Formation, Galaxy Clusters, Structure formation, Hydrodynamics, Radiation-Hydrodynamics and Magneto-Hydrodynamics.