Dr. Aleksey Generozov

Dr. Aleksey Generozov
Dr. Aleksey Generozov
Postdoctoral Scholar
2022-2023 Cohort
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Physics
  • Hagai Perets Astrophysics group
  • Hagai Perets
  • Lab website

Aleksey Generozov studies physics at the interface of general relativity, orbital dynamics, stellar kinetic theory, hydrodynamics, and radiative processes, employing a wide range of analytic and numerical techniques.  

For his PhD in Astronomy at Columbia University, Dr. Generozov focused on understanding the gas and stellar environments of supermassive black holes including the one in the Galactic Center. He examined certain flares called tidal disruption events (TDEs), produced when stars venture too close to black holes. 

His postdoctoral research (also on black holes) began at the University of Colorado Boulder, and continues at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, which he chose since it is a world leader in research on the Galactic Center. According to Dr. Generozov, the Galactic Center is the best natural laboratory for studying black holes. He hopes to more accurately determine the recent growth and feedback efficiency of the supermassive black hole in the Galactic Center, using observationally-motivated N-body and hydrodynamic simulations, as well as determine the formation rate of gravitational wave sources in the Galactic Center environment. 

Dr. Generozov has been mentoring others since graduate school, connecting with high school students from under-represented minorities, and directing graduate students. He emphasizes to students the importance of statistical significance – that it is not enough to get a result once, it must rise well above the threshold of chance. 

Dr. Generozov is currently organizing a conference in Israel that will bring together experts on the Galactic Center.