Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

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Boaz Katz

Senior Scientist
Location:Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 277


I am interested in open questions in theoretical astrophysics. Recently I am mainly interested in

1. How do stars explode to produce supernovae?

2. What is the long time evolution of the three body problem (three masses with 1/r^2 Newtonian gravitational attraction)?

Amazingly, these two questions may be tightly connected.

Other questions include
Where do cosmic rays come from?
How do 1% of stars and (extrasolar) planets find themselves in tight systems with few day orbits?

I am looking for students. Feel free to contact me by email or drop by my office.