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Meet the GLAST Fellows: Uri Keshet
03.28.08
 
Photo of Uri KeshetPhoto of Uri Keshet. Credit: Institute for Advanced Study Uri Keshet was chosen in 2008 as a Fellow on NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope (GLAST) Mission.

His field of research includes the physics of collisionless shocks, large-scale structure, and black holes.

Currently, Uri is a member in the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

Before arriving at Princeton Uri was a physics graduate student in the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Weizmann Institute of Science, located in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions in the world. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the sciences and technology, the Institute gathers together 2,500 scientists, technicians and research students devoted to adventuring into the unknown.

Before arriving at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Uri attended the Hebrew University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Computer Sciences. Hebrew University researchers figure at the forefront of international science - from biotechnology and computer science to astrophysics and cancer research, from microbiology to solar energy and genetic engineering, as well as the humanities, including Jewish studies, social sciences and law.

Some of his previous work includes:
  • Models for particle acceleration and magnetization in collisionless shocks
  • Estimates of the diffuse extragalactic gamma-ray and radio backgrounds
  • Prediction for the radiative signature of large-scale accretion shocks
  • Study of black hole resonances and possible hints for quantum gravity
Uri notes in his web page that "Large scale accretion shock waves are an inevitable outcome of structure formation in the Universe. These shocks should be observable in γ-rays by GLAST and in radio by the Square Kilometer Array (www.skatelescope.org)."

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> Keshet's home page
 
 
Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center