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Noam Soker

Professor, Head of Physics program

Professor Noam Soker is an astrophysicist in the Department of Physics at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He received his BA in 1982 and his PhD in 1986, both from the Technion, then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, and three more years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. From 1992 to 2003 he was at Oranim – Haifa University. From 2003 he has been a faculty member of the Technion's Department of Physics, where he served as dean from 2009 to 2015. Professor Soker is a theoretician whose research areas include hot gas in clusters of galaxies, formation of planetary nebulae, explosion mechanism of massive stars, interaction of binary stellar systems, influence of planets on the evolution of stars, and the general role of jets in astrophysics. 



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