Introducing Jeyhan Kartaltepe

Jeyhan Kartaltepe is a Hubble Fellow at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas and then moved to Hamilton, New York where she received her BA in Astronomy-Physics. She then went on to graduate school at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. After receiving her PhD, she moved to Tucson, Arizona. Jeyhan studies extragalactic astrophysics and her primary scientific interests are in the role that galaxy mergers play in galaxy evolution, star formation, and the feeding of black holes and how this role has changed over cosmic time. She is an active member of several collaborations, including CANDELS, COSMOS, and GOODS-Herschel. She is actively involved in public outreach and scientific communication and writes and manages the public blog for the CANDELS survey. You can follow her on Twitter as @jeyhan.

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