Name Niv Drory
Coordinates McDonald Observatory, Department of Astronomy
The University of Texas at Austin,
2515 Speedway, Stop C1402
Austin, Texas 78712-1206, USA
Phone: +1 (512) 471 6197
Email: < drory at astro dot as dot utexas dot edu >
Trajectory Just in case my name isn't unique enough (or you really want to know): I started out on Jan. 10th, 1972, in Haifa, Israel. Went to this school in Haifa, then the MIS in Munich, Germany, and finally the Luitpold Gymnasium, also in Munich.
I studied physics from 1991 on at the LMU. I obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy at the Universitäts-Sternwarte in 2002. I wrote my thesis on galaxy evolution in the MUNICS survey. I was a post-doc at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory from 2002 to 2006, partly on a von Humboldt fellowship (2002-2004). I was a staff scientist at MPE from 2007-2010, and a professor at IA-UNAM from 2011-2013. Currently I'm a Research Scientist at McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas at Austin.
Research Galaxy formation and evolution; photometric and spectroscopic galaxy surveys (MUNICS, FDF, COSMOS, SDSS-IV/MaNGA); luminosity function and mass function of galaxies; stellar populations in galaxies; structure of galactic disks and bulges; bulge kinematics (VENGA; VIRUS-W); observational cosmology (The HET Dark Energy Experiment - HETDEX); astronomical instrumentation (MaNGA, VIRUS-W, VIRUS) software for data processing.
Data from my papers in electronic form is available here.
Software projects YODA: Yet another Object Detection Application, a package for object detection, photometry and classification.

LTL, the Little Template Library, together with Claus A. Gössl, and Jan Snigula. An expression templates based C++ library for array processing, image processing, FITS and ASCII I/O, and linear algebra (scientific computing, in short).

Cure, the data reduction and analysis system for the VIRUS instrument and the HETDEX survey.

Leisure Anything that catches my interest and sparks my curiosity, really. Music. Literature. Science. Cooking. And - after a long break - photography again.

Last updated: 12 Feb 2017; send comments to < drory at astro dot as dot utexas dot edu>