Hello and welcome to my webpage!!!

I am an Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
My research involves interdisciplinary studies covering wide range of topics from Solar & Space Physics and Planetary Science to Astrophysics and Exoplanets. You can learn all about it in my Research page.

My research approach is based on the assumption that plasma physics processes are universal, and that we should use the detailed information we have from our own solar system to astrophysical problems that are less constrained. 

I obtained my bachelor and Masters degree from the department of Geophysical, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences at Tel-aviv University, and my PhD from the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences at the University of Michigan.


September 25 2015: Two of my NASA's Living With a Star proposals have been selected for funding.

June 24 2015:  Our new "The Living, Breathing Planet" five-year project started under NASA NExSS funding.  

April 16 2015:  A new paper of mine about the interaction of exo-Venus planets with the stellar wind of their host star has been accepted to ApJ.

October 21 2014:  I gave an overview on habitability and the space environment of the young solar system at the "Space weather of the early Sun: Inferences from new solar and stellar observations" workshop in Tucson, AZ .

October 21 2014:  I gave a public talk on red dwarf worlds during the Monthly Observatory Night at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The full talk can be seen HERE.

July 24 2014:  I thought at NASA's Living with a Star Heliophysics summer school in Boulder. CO.

July 1 2014:    I presented my recent work on exoplanetary magnetospheres in the Cool Stars 18 meeting in Flagstaff, AZ.

June 20 2014: I presented the results of my recent paper about the magnetospheres of red-dwarf planets in a Press briefing at the AAS meeting in Boston.