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Dr. Hagai B. Perets

Hagai B. Perets, Ph.D. is a CfA postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).
Hagai’s main work is in gravitational dynamics at small and large scales; from the dynamics of planetesimals and asteroids in the Solar System to stellar dynamics of stars and massive black holes in galactic nuclei. He also works on a wide range of fields in astrophysics (and quantum physics), most notably peculiar low mass supernovae.
He coauthored Massive perturber-driven interactions of stars with a massive black hole, Realization of quantum walks with negligible decoherence in waveguide lattices, An Extremely Top-Heavy IMF in the Galactic Center Stellar Disks, A faint type of supernova from a white dwarf with a helium-rich companion, Evidence for Warped Disks of Young Stars in the Galactic Center, and Molecular Hydrogen Formation on Ice Under Interstellar Conditions. Read the full list of his publications!
Hagai earned his B.A. (Magna cum laude) in Science – Mathematics at the Open University of Israel in 2001. He earned his MSc in Physics at The Hebrew University in 2004. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2009.
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