Dalya Baron 2020-2021

Institution of PhD:
Tel Aviv University
Academic Discipline of PhD:
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Hagai Netzer
Dissertation Topic:
The Role of Active Galactic Nuclei Feedback in Different Evolutionary Stages of their Host Galaxies
Present Institution:
Tel Aviv University
Present Academic Position:
PhD student

Dalya Baron is the daughter of Russian immigrants who immigrated to Israel when the Soviet Union disbanded. She was raised in Beit Shemesh and matriculated at the Johanna Jabotinsky Youth Village, concentrating in physics and computer science. She completed three and a half years of military service, a year of which she spent in the IDF’s Pilots’ Course, and the rest in an elite technological unit in the intelligence corps. Dalya enrolled for a dual BSc in physics and electrical engineering at Tel Aviv University. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant with Prof. Dovi Poznanski in the Astrophysics Department. Her research focused on the properties of gas and dust in the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the development and application of machine learning tools to large astronomical datasets. These studies led to five first-author scientific papers, published in first-tier astrophysics journals.

For her MSc and and PhD, under the supervision of Prof. Hagai Netzer, Dalya has been studying the relations between supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. She uses first-class telescopes and instruments to observe these black holes and then constructs physical models to quantify their effects on their environment. She is also still working on various aspects of the development and application of machine learning tools in astronomy (and beyond).