Associate Professor of Astronomy
Idit Zehavi is an associate professor in the Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University. She received a Ph.D. in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She has held research positions at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, before joining CWRU in 2006.
Her research interests include cosmology and the large-scale structure of the universe, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmic flows. She is an astrophysicist working at the interface of theory and observations, performing studies using large surveys of galaxies.
In recent years she has been extensively involved with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an ambitious survey mapping a quarter of the sky. She is primarily focused on studying the clustering properties of galaxies and their implications on cosmological models, galaxy formation, and the relationship between galaxies and dark matter.