Michael Shara

Adjunct Professor, Astronomy AMNH


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Professor Shara received his Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. He was a research assistant professor at Arizona State University prior to moving to the Space Telescope Institute where he became a tenured astronomer prior to coming to New York. In addition to being an adjunct professor at Columbia, he is curator in the Physical Sciences division at AMNH.


Research Topics

origins and evolution of strongly interacting binary stars; explosions and shells of novae; the most massive and luminous stars; simulations of stellar collisions and mergers