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Jeyhan Kartaltepe

Assistant Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Program Faculty
Director for the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics

585-475-7514
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Jeyhan Kartaltepe

Assistant Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Program Faculty
Director for the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics

Education

BA, Colgate University; MS, Ph.D., University of Hawaii

Bio

Dr. Kartaltepe is an astrophysicist in the School of Physics and Astronomy. She is an expert in the areas of galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy morphologies, galaxy mergers and interactions, and the properties of infrared galaxies. She is a leading member in several large collaborative multiwavelength surveys, including COSMOS (The Cosmic Evolution Survey), CANDELS (The Cosmic Assembly Near-Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey), and CEERS (The Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey). She teaches courses across the undergraduate and graduate astrophysics curriculum and mentors undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs in a wide range of research projects.

585-475-7514

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

ASTP-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
ASTP-790
1 - 3 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP-890
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-493
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving observational or theoretical work in astrophysics that could be considered of an original nature.
ASTP-750
3 Credits
This course will cover objects in the universe beyond our own Milky Way galaxy, with an emphasis on the observational evidence. Topics will include properties of ordinary and active galaxies; galaxy clusters; the extragalactic distance scale; evidence for dark matter; cosmological models with and without lambda.
ASTP-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
ASTP-602
1 Credits
This course is the second in a two-semester sequence intended to familiarize students with research activities, practices, and ethics in the university research environment and to introduce students to commonly used research tools. As part of the course, students are expected to attend research seminars sponsored by the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Program and participate in a weekly journal club. The course also provides training in scientific writing and presentation skills. Credits earned in this course apply to research requirements.

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Journal Paper
Valentino, F., et al. "A Survey of Atomic Carbon [C I] in High-redshift Main-sequence Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal 869. 1 (2018): 1-20. Web.
Schulze, Andreas, et al. "An FMOS Survey of Moderate-luminosity, Broad-line AGNs in COSMOS, SXDS, and E-CDF-S." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 239. (2018): 1-23. Web.
Silverman, John, et al. "Concurrent Starbursts in Molecular Gas Disks within a Pair of Colliding Galaxies at z = 1.52." The Astrophysical Journal 868. (2018): 1-17. Web.
Fang, Jerome, et al. "Demographics of Star-forming Galaxies since z~2.5. I. The UVJ Diagram in CANDELS." The Astrophysical Journal 858. (2018): 1-29. Web.
Donley, Jennifer, et al. "Evidence for Merger-Driven Growth in Luminous, High-z, Obscured AGN in the CANDELS/COSMOS Field." The Astrophysical Journal 853. (2018): 1-12. Web.
Lee, K.G., et al. "First Data Release of the COSMOS Lyman-Alpha Mapping And Tomography Observations: 3D Lyman-alpha Forest Tomography at 2.05 < z < 2.55." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 237. (2018): 1-17. Web.
Silva, Andrea, et al. "Galaxy Mergers up to z < 2.5. I. The Star Formation Properties of Merging Galaxies at Separations of 3–15 kpc." The Astrophysical Journal 868. (2018): 1-18. Web.
Mantha, Kameswara, et al. "Major Merging History in CANDELS. I. Evolution of the Incidence of Massive Galaxy-Galaxy Pairs from z=3 to z=0." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 475. (2018): 1549-1573. Web.
Cooke, Kevin, et al. "Stellar Mass and 3.4 micron M/L Ratio Evolution of BCGs in COSMOS since z<1.0." The Astrophysical Journal 857. (2018): 1-14. Web.
Hasinger, Gunther, et al. "The DEIMOS 10k Spectroscopic Survey Catalog of the COSMOS Field." The Astrophysical Journal 858. (2018): 1-17. Web.
Lee, Bomee, et al. "The Intrinsic Characteristics of Galaxies on the SFR-Stellar Mass plane at 1.2The Astrophysical Journal 853. (2018): 1-38. Web.
Kaasinen, Melanie, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "The Ionisation Parameter of Star-Forming Galaxies Evolves with the Specific Star Formation Rate." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 477. (2018): 5568-5589. Web.
Silverman, John, et al. "The Molecular Gas Content and Fuel Efficiency of Starbursts at z~1.6 with ALMA." The Astrophysical Journal 867. (2018): 1-12. Web.
Chang, Yu-Yen. "Infrared Selection of Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei in the COSMOS Field." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 233. (2017): 1-19. Web.
Faisst, Andreas, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "Are High-redshift Galaxies Hot? Temperature of z > 5 Galaxies and Implications for Their Dust Properties." The Astrophysical Journal 847. (2017): 1-28. Web.
Barisic, I., Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "Dust Properties of C II Detected z ˜ 5.5 Galaxies: New HST/WFC3 Near-IR Observations." The Astrophysical Journal 845. (2017): 1-7. Web.
Kashino, Daichi, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "The FMOS-COSMOS Survey of Star-forming Galaxies at Z ∼ 1.6. V: Properties of Dark Matter Halos Containing Hα Emitting Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal 843. (2017): 1-28. Web.
Kirkpatrick, Allison, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "A Controlled Study of Cold Dust Content in Galaxies from z = 0–2." The Astrophysical Journal 843. (2017): 1-19. Web.
Casey, Caitlin, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "Near-infrared MOSFIRE Spectra of Dusty Star-forming Galaxies at 0.2 < z < 4." The Astrophysical Journal 840. (2017): 1-15. Web.
Puglisi, A., Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "The Bright and Dark Sides of High-redshift Starburst Galaxies from Herschel and Subaru Observations." The Astrophysical Journal 838. (2017): 1-6. Web.
Darvish, Behnam, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "Cosmic Web of Galaxies in the COSMOS Field: Public Catalog and Different Quenching for Centrals and Satellites." The Astrophysical Journal 837. (2017): 1-17. Web.
Simmons, Brooke, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "Galaxy Zoo: Quantitative Visual Morphological Classifications for 48,000 Galaxies from CANDELS." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 464. (2017): 4420-4447. Web.
Kashino, Daichi, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and et al.,. "The FMOS-COSMOS Survey of Star-forming Galaxies at z ≈ 1.6. IV. Excitation State and Chemical Enrichment of the Interstellar Medium." The Astrophysical Journal 835. (2017): 1-27. Web.
Peth, Michael, Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, and et al. "Beyond Spheroids and Discs: Classifications of CANDELS Galaxy Structure at 1.4 < z < 2 via Principal Component Analysis." MNRAS 458. 963 (2016): 1-31. Web.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "Cosmic Web of Galaxies in the COSMOS Field: Public Catalog and Different Quenching for Centrals and Satellites." ApJ. (2016): 1-17. Web.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "Galaxy Zoo: Quantitative Visual Morphological Classifications for 48 000 Galaxies from CANDELS." MNRAS 464. 4420 (2016): 1-30. Print.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "Mass Assembly and Morphological Transformations since z~3 from CANDELS." MNRAS 462. 4495 (2016): 1-22. Web.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "The Chandra Cosmos Legacy Survey: Overview and Point Source Catalog." ApJ 819. 62 (2016): 1-18. Web.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "The COSMOS2015 Catalog: Exploring the 1 < z < 6 Universe with Half a Million Galaxies." ApJS 224. 24 (2016): 1-26. Web.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "The FMOS-COSMOS Survey of Star-forming Galaxies at z ? 1.6. IV: Excitation State and Chemical Enrichment of the Interstellar Medium." ApJ. (2016): 1-27. Web.
Kocevski, Dale, Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, and et al. "Are Compton-thick AGNs the Missing Link between Mergers and Black Hole Growth?" The Astrophysical Journal 814. 2 (2015): 104. Web.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan, et al. "CANDELS Visual Classifications: Scheme, Data Release, and First Results." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 221. 1 (2015): 11. Web.
Huertas-Company, M. , Kartaltepe, J. S., and et al. "A Catalog of Visual-like Morphologies in the 5 CANDELS Fields Using Deep Learning." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 221. 1 (2015): 8. Web.
Silverman, J.D., et al. "A Higher Efficiency of Converting Gas to Stars Pushes Galaxies at z ˜ 1.6 Well Above the Star-forming Main Sequence." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 812. 2 (2015): 23. Web.
Riguccini, L., et al. "The Composite Nature of Dust-Obscured Galaxies (DOGs) at z ˜ 2-3 in the COSMOS field - I. A Far-infrared View." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 452. 1 (2015): 470-485. Web.
Silverman, J. D., et al. "The FMOS-COSMOS Survey of Star-forming Galaxies at z~1.6. III. Survey Design, Performance, and Sample Characteristics." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 220. 1 (2015): 12. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "An Observational Review of How Mergers Impact the Morphology & Kinematics of Galaxies." Galaxy Interactions and Mergers Across Cosmic Time. N/A. Sesto, Italy. 12 Mar. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "The Role of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution Over Cosmic Time." Cornell University Colloquium. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 12 Apr. 2018. Guest Lecture.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "How Cosmic Collisions Shape the Universe." Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society Banquet. Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society. Clinton, NY. 21 Apr. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "The Role of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution Over Cosmic Time." Birth, life and fate of massive galaxies and their central beating heart,. N/A. Favignana, Italy. 5 Sep. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "What Drives Star Formation in the Most Luminous Galaxies in the Universe?" NRAO-Soccorro Colloquium. NRAO. Soccoro, NM. 24 Mar. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "What Drives Star Formation in the Most Luminous Galaxies in the Universe?" University of Western Ontario Colloquium. University of Western Ontario. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 18 Jan. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan. "AGN in Infrared Galaxies and the Evolving BPT Diagram." University of Massachusetts Astronomy Colloquium. University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA. 22 Oct. 2015. Guest Lecture.