Overview

Goals

  • Maximize the science output of ULTRASAT.
  • Coordinate the activity of involved researchers and prevent/mitigate conflicts.

Responsibilities
 

Pre-launch

  • Define specific key science questions to be addressed.
  • Define key science papers to be written.
  • Define key measurements and develop the required data analysis tools.
  • Support the development of relevant theoretical analyses.
  • Identify and advise the science board on securing key required follow-up resources.
  • Advise the science board on modes of operation and on data products.
  • Maintain a Wiki/Web page, presenting the working group activity.

Post-launch

  • Carry out ULTRASAT data analysis.
  • Provide and analyze follow-up data.
  • Write key science papers.
  • Advise the science board on modes of operation and on data products.

WG1

Transient Stellar Explosions
 

Working group lead

  • Avishay Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • Eran Ofek (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Eli Waxman (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Marek Kowalski (DESY)
  • Dan Maoz (Tel Aviv University)
  • Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv University)
  • Assaf Horesh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Doron Kushnir (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Rolf Buhler (DESY)
  • Asaf Pe'er (Bar Ilan University)
  • Dafne Guetta (ORT Braude)
  • Maayane Soumagnac (Bar Ilan University)
  • Hagai Perets (Technion)

Working group associates

  • Jacob Nordin (DESY)
  • Stefan Ohm (DESY)

WG2

Gravitational Wave Sources
 

Working group lead

  • Eran Ofek (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • Eli Waxman (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • David Berge (DESY)
  • Avishay Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Dan Maoz (Tel Aviv University)
  • Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv University)
  • Assaf Horesh (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Barak Zackay (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Ofek Birnholtz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Doron Kushnir (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Marek Kowalski (DESY)
  • Rolf Buhler (DESY)
  • Hagai Perets (Technion)

Working group associates

  • Jacob Nordin (DESY)

WG3

Exoplanets and Star-Planet Connection
 

Working group leads

  • Yossi Shvartzvald (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Sagi Ben-Ami (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • Oded Aharonson (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Aviv Ofir (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Dan Maoz (Tel Aviv University)
  • Barak Zackay (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Tsevi Mazeh (Tel Aviv University)
  • Lev Tal-Or (Ariel University)

Working group associates

  • Naama Hallkoun (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Volker Perdelwitz (Ariel University)
  • Sahar Shahaf (Weizmann Institute of Science)

WG4

Cosmology
 

Working group lead

  • Marek Kowalski (DESY)

Working group members

  • Steve Worm (DESY)

Working group associates

  • Jakob Nordin (DESY)

WG5

Stars, Stellar Structure and Evolution
 

Working group lead

  • TBD

Working group members

  • TBD

Working group associates

  • Stefan Ohm (DESY)

WG6

Galaxies
 

Working group lead

  • TBD

Working group members

  • TBD

WG7

AGN
 

Working group lead

  • Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel Aviv University)

Working group members

  • Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv University)
  • Doron Chelouche (University of Haifa)
  • Assaf Horesh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Eran Ofek (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • David Berge (DESY)

Working group associates

  • Markus Ackermann (DESY)
  • Dan Parsons (DESY)

WG8

TDEs
 

Working group leads

  • Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv University)
  • Nicholas Stone (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 

Working group members

  • Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel Aviv University)
  • Assaf Horesh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Marek Kowalski (DESY)
  • Hagai Perets (Technion)

Working group associates

  • Markus Ackermann (DESY)

WG9

Solar system
 

Working group lead

  • David Polishook (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • Eran Ofek (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Oded Aharonson (Weizmann Institute of Science)

WG10

GRBs
 

Working group lead

  • TBD

Working group members

  • David Berge (DESY)
  • Asaf Pe'er (Bar Ilan University)
  • Dafne Guetta (ORT BRAUDE)

Working group associates

  • Iftach Sadeh (DESY)
  • Dan Parsons (DESY)

WG11

Data Analysis
 

Working group leads

  • Eran Ofek (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Yossi Shvartzvald (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • Barak Zackay (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • David Berge (DESY)
  • Rolf Buhler (DESY)
  • Dovi Poznanski (Tel Aviv University)
  • Ofek Birnholtz (Bar Ilan University)
  • Assaf Horesh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel Aviv University)

Working group associates

  • Jakob Nordin (DESY)
  • Jakob Van Santen (DESY)
  • Iftach Sadeh (DESY)
  • Ilan Sagiv (ELOP)
  • Volker Perdelwitz (Ariel University)

WG12

Transient Alerts
 

Working group leads

  • Eran Ofek (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Yossi Shvartzvald (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • TBD

WG13

FOLLOW-UP
 

Working group leads

  • Avishay Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Working group members

  • TBD