Mehmet Alpaslan

Welcome to my little slice of the internet, and make yourself at home! I'm an astronomer that likes to look at the largest known structures in the Universe.

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I'm a postdoctoral researcher at NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, working with Jeremy Tinker. Prior to this, I spent three years at NASA's Ames Research Center as a postdoctoral researcher. My work focuses primarily on understanding the role that environment (both local and large-scale) plays on the formation and evolution of galaxies using data from galaxy redshift surveys. I am also deeply interested in astrostatistics, and big data astronomy, and am a member of the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey.

My doctoral studies took place at the University of St Andrews (with a two year sojourn at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at the University of Western Australia), working with Simon Driver and Aaron Robotham. I obtained my PhD in the summer of 2014 from St Andrews, and began my appointment at NASA Ames in July 2014.

When possible, I enjoy taking part in science outreach events. Below is a recording of a public lecture I gave to the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, on November 2016.

 

Site last updated: August 10th, 2017.