Astrophysicist.

(PhD physics, movie enthusiast, vegetarian, Northern soul, mother of abandoned things.)

I was born and raised in İstanbul, Türkiye. I chose science as my major in high school, when I decided to study Physics.

I received my joint masters-PhD degree in physics from Bogazici University, İstanbul in 2019, in collaboration with the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. Between October 2019 – October 2022, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utah, Department of Physics and Astronomy. I began my second postdoctoral position at MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research in October 2022.

My work focuses on the largest objects in the universe- galaxy clusters. I use X-ray satellite data to study the hot gas within these clusters and hopes to contribute to our understanding of their evolution. Interested? Please visit the Research tab for more information on what galaxy clusters are and why I spend almost all of my time studying them.