• Zernikelaan25, Gebouw 5712, ruimte 0231

    9747 AA Groningen


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Research interests

In my work I apply state-of-the-art computational chemistry methods to address fundamental problems in physics. I carry out very accurate calculations of electronic structure and properties of heavy and unstable atoms and molecules and highly charged ions. These calculations are used to support the challenging spectroscopic experiments and precision measurements that search for signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model. Our method of choice is the relativistic coupled cluster, which is considered to be one of the most powerfull methods for treating heavy many-electron systems. 

Most of the work in my group is done in collaboration with local and foreign experimental groups who use our predictions to plan and interpret their experiments. For example, I am a member of the NL-eEDM collaboration (NWO XL grant), the aim of which is to measure the P,T-violating electric dipole moment of the electron in a beam of cold and slow BaF molecules.




I received my PhD in computational chemistry in 2009 from the Tel Aviv University. My first postdoc took place at Massey University (Auckland, New Zealand), and my second one at GSI (Darmstadt, Germany). 

In 2015 I received the Rosalind Franklin fellowship the provided me with a tenure track Assistant Professor position at the University of Groningen. In 2020 I was promoted to Associate Professor. 

I have received the NWO Vidi personal grant for the development of relativistic coupled cluster approach. I am also a co-applicant on a number of other grants, such as the European MSCA network LISA (actinide science) and the NWO-XL NL-eEDM consortium. 

I also carry out various administrative roles at the University of Groningen. For example, I am a board member of the Van Swinderen Institute, and I am the chair of the Physics Program committee.  

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