Ofer Lahav#


Ofer Lahav
Email:o.lahav 'at' ucl.ac.uk
Membership Number:4987
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:olahav
Elected:2019
ORCID:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1134-9035
Twitter:@Ofer_Lahav
Homepage: http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapola



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 - Present Perren Professor of Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London (UCL), UK
  • 2011 - 2015 Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, UCL
  • 2004 - 2011 Head of Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL
  • 2000 - 2003 Reader in Cosmology, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1998 - 1999 on leave as Associate Professor, Hebrew University, Israel
  • 1992 - 2003 Official Fellow, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1990 - 2000 Senior Assistant in Research, Assistant Director of Research, Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
  • 1988 - 1991 Research Fellow, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cosmological probes of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • Large spectroscopic and photometric redshift surveys
  • Neutrino Cosmology
  • Formation and evolution of galaxies
  • Statistical methods for Big Data

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Royal Astronomical Society Award: Gerald Whitrow Lecture
  • 2013 Visiting Professorship, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2012 - 2018 ERC Advanced Grant holder (TESTDE)
  • 2012 - Visiting Professorship, University of Kent
  • 2011 - 2012 Royal Society Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship
  • 2010 Wempe Lecture (on the occasion of the Wempe Award to Y. Hoffman), Potsdam
  • 2009 Erna & Jakob Michael Visiting Professorship, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2008 - 2013 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
  • 2008 - Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • 2008 Royal Astronomical Society Group Award to the 2dFGRS team
  • 2005 Rosseland Lecture, Oslo University
  • 2004 Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture, UCL
  • 2003 - 2006 PPARC Senior Research Fellowship
  • 1985 - 1988 Isaac Newton Studentship, Cambridge
  • 1985 - 1986 Rothschild Fellowship

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