Feryal Ozel Feryal Ozel

  • United States
  • One of the "Top 20 Thinkers" of our time

Biography

Feryal Özel (born May 27, 1975) is a Turkish-American astrophysicist born in Istanbul, Turkey, specializing in the physics of compact objects and high energy astrophysical phenomena. She is widely recognized for her contributions to the field of neutron stars, black holes, and magnetars. She is currently a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, in the Astronomy Department and Steward Observatory.

She received the Maria Goeppert Mayer award from the American Physical Society in 2013[1] for her outstanding contributions to neutron star astrophysics. She received her PhD at Harvard University and has been a member and Hubble Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

She has been a Fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Institute and a Visiting Professor at the Miller Institute at UC Berkeley. She has appeared on numerous TV documentaries including Big Ideas on PBS and the Universe series in the History Channel. 

Education
  • 1992 - Üsküdar American Academy, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 1996 - BSc in Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York City
  • 1997 - MSc in Physics, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
  • 2002 - PhD in Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Honors and awards
  • Visiting Miller Professorship, UC Berkeley 2014
  • American Physical Society Maria Goeppert Mayer Award 2013
  • Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies 2012-13
  • Harvard University Bart J. Bok Prize 2010
  • San Diego Astronomy Association Lucas Award 2010
  • Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Foundation Visiting Scholar Fellowship 2007
  • Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship 2002-2005
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Daughters of Atatürk Foundation 2003
  • Keck Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study 2002
  • Van Vleck Fellowship, Harvard University 1999
  • Kostrup Prize, Niels Bohr Institute 1997
  • Niels Bohr Institute Graduate Fellowship 1996-1997
  • Applied Mathematics Faculty Award, Columbia University 1996
  • Fu Foundation Scholarship, Columbia University 1994-1996
  • CERN Research Fellowship 1995
  • Turkish Health and Education Foundation Scholarship 1992-1994

Awards

  • "Maria Goeppert Mayer Award". www.aps.org. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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