I am currently an associate professor in the physics department in Bar Ilan University.

My research focuses on theoretical high energy astrophysics. My present interests include dynamics and radiation processes in Gamma-ray bursts, X-ray emitting binaries, high energy cosmic rays and tidal disruption events. I work on broad band emission models, relativistic gas dynamics and nuclear processes. Further details can be found in the links above.

Between 2012-1018 I was a lecturer, then a full professor  in the physics department in UCC.

Between 2010 – 2012 I was a research associate at the Institute of Theory and Computation which resides in the Harvard Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

Between 2007-2010 I was a Riccardo Giacconi fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
Earlier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek”, in the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Between 1999 -2004 I was a Ph.D. student at the Weizmann Institute of Science .

New! Public lecture talk commemorating 100 years of General Relativity (Nov. 2015)

News! As many already heard, I was awarded the 2017 ERC consolidator grant.


Contact Information

Email: asaf.peer _AT_ biu.ac.il

Department of Physics
Bar Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 52900


Tel: (972)-3-5318438

in person: Physics Building (202), room 509