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Tel Aviv University
Discovery of Transiting Extrasolar Planets

Tsevi Mazeh is the Oren Family Professor of Experimental Physics at Tel Aviv University. He is an astronomer, and his research areas are binary stars and extrasolar planets.

Some of the extrasolar planets found so far were discovered in systems like our solar system, which includes a few planets orbiting around the same star. Mazeh will search for photometric evidence for such systems in order to discover small additional planets and will use satellite data to search for transiting planets, including planets around double stars.

Mazeh has studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of California at Berkeley’s astronomy department and a visiting scientist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the Observatory of Geneva. He published a student textbook in Hebrew, Introduction to Special Relativity (Paradox, 2005). In the 1990s, Mazeh served as the chairman of Netivot Shalom, an Israeli political movement for Judaism and Peace.

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