7/31/19: AST Graduate student Caitlin Rose successfully defended her MS thesis, entitled Identifying Galaxy Mergers with Quantitative Morphological Parameters in Simulated James Webb Space Telescope Image on July 31. Congratulations Caitlin!
2/14/19: Lama Faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe is assuming co-leadership of the COSMOS collaboration -- a group of more than 200 scientists worldwide collaborating to study how galaxies are influenced by both their fundamental physical properties and the environment that surrounds them. See the full RIT News story here.
1/6/19: Lama Faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe and graduate student Brittany Vanderhoof discuss their career paths, the opportunities and challenges for women in the sciences, and their own efforts to be role models for future generations of scientists in the Intersections: The RIT Podcast.
3/2/18: The James Webb Space Telescope hasn't launched yet, but scientists already have plans to use it. Dr. Kartaltepe talks about how she'll use it to study galaxies. She's interested in the first galaxies that ever formed, as well as galaxies at a wide range of distances from Earth. Listen to the podcast here.
11/8/17: RIT is one of the host sites for the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January 2018. Leading the organization is LAMA faculty member Jeyhan Kartaltepe, along with AST graduate student Brittany Vanderhoof. For more information, see Reporter article.
12/6/17: LAMA astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches. The Webb telescope is regarded by many as the powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, with sensitive infrared detectors designed to peer 13.5 billion years into the universe’s history. Kartaltepe is a leading member of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey team selected as part of the James Webb Space Telescope Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science Program. It is one of 13 science teams that will use the $8 billion telescope first, conducting experiments during its initial cycle and testing the instruments’ capabilities. For more information, see: https://www.rit.edu/news/professor-among-first-use-webb-space-telescope?id=65231