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Nir Mandelker

My name is Nir Mandelker

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (KITP) in the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). My main scientific collaborators are Profs. Peng OhFrank van den Bosch, Volker Springel, Daisuke Nagai, Pieter van Dokkum, and Avishai Dekel, who was my Ph.D. adviser.

To learn a bit more about my personal background, click here.

My research focuses on galaxy formation at its peak phase, during the first few billion years of cosmic history (at redshift z~2). I am interested in how these early galaxies acquire fresh gas from the intergalactic medium, and how hydrodynamic and gravitational instabilities help turn this gas into stars.
For more about my research, click here.
For my CV and publications list, click here.