2/2015 Michael (Misha) Smolkin accepted our
offer for a faculty position, joining the high energy group
in summer 2016. Best wishes for success to Misha and the whole
8/2014 "Leading anomalies, the drift
Hamiltonian, and the relativistic two body problem"
by Barak Kol and Bernard Nabet appears. This work
proposes to solve the equations of motion by concentrating on
relativistic anomalies and utilizing the Hamiltonian averaging
method for a rather elegant and intuitive formulation.
Presented "The effective field theory approach to the two body problem in Einstein's gravity" at the Vienna university of technology and at the Wigner research center (Budapest).
6/2014 "1-loop color structures and sunny
diagrams" by Barak Kol and Ruth Shir appears
structures and permutations" and "Perturbative gauge
theory and 2+2=4" by Ruth Shir and Barak Kol appear.
These are our first papers on scattering amplitudes. They were
presented at the Oxford Mathematical Physics group.
1/2014 Congratulations to Ruth for winning the
Meidan fellowship (20k$/year for 3 years)
Presented "Self force and equivalent periodic sources" (see 7/2013 below) at "Black holes and quantum information" 12-17.1.2014, Weizmann.
9/2013 Presented the talk "How perturbative field
theory could have been discovered in Einstein's gravity" at the Institute
for Advanced Study, Princeton.
7/2013 Teaching evaluation for the recently given
course "physics of musical instruments" (a student's seminar) ranks
the course 1st among the department's 54 courses.
6/2013 "Classical 3-loop 2-body diagrams"
by Ruth Shir and Barak Kol appears
5/2013 "A theory of post-Newtonian radiation
and reaction" by Ofek Birnholtz, Shahar Hadar and Barak Kol
2/2012 Presented invited talk at "Equations of motion in
relativistic gravity" 17-23.2.2013 Heraeus Seminar at Bad
12/2012 Warm greetings to Zohar Komargodski
(Weizmann) and fellow prize winners by the Fundamental
Physics Prize Foundation announced
12/2012 Awarded a 3 year grant from the Einstein Foundation Berlin in collaboration with Berlin physicists Nicolai and Staudacher9/2012 Chair of organizing committee for "Forty years of black hole thermodynamics" IIAS, Jerusalem
12/2011 Delivered invited talks in"Black
Holes: New Horizons" 20-25.11.2011 BIRS, Banff
and "Effective Field Theory and Gravitational Physics" 28-30.11.2011 Perimeter institute
10/2011 Determination of induced polarization coefficients of a black hole by Kol and Smolkin published7/2011 Awarded a 4 year personal grant from the Israeli Science Foundation