Kayhan G├╝ltekin

I am an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Department of Astronomy since January 2016. My research covers many areas of black hole astrophysics, both observational and theoretical. I have spent a lot of time studying the relation between supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. Lately, I have been focussing on pairs of supermassive black holes, wether gravitationally bound (and thus binary black holes) or unbound (and possibly observable as dual active galactic nuclei). I am especially excited about gravitational wave astrophysics and synergies with electromagnetic astrophysics.

Observationally, I am multiwavelength, having experience in cm-radio, mm, near infrared, optical, ultraviolet, and X-ray observations. Theoretically, I gravitate to numerical simulations and statistical techniques. I love a good scientific visualization and have probably spent too much time tweaking my own to get them juuust right. I also spend a lot of time thinking about typography. Do you know whether ApJ uses Times or Times New Roman? I do.

My Research
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The Team

If you are interested in working with us, get in touch.

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Kevin Whitley

Grad student

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CJ Harris

Grad student

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Cayenne Matt

Grad student

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Korbin Waters

Grad student

Former members

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Adi FoordPhD 2020, U. Michigan

Adi is now a Porat Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Dept of Physics and KIPAC.

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Jessie RunnoePostdoc 2016ÔÇô2019, U. Michigan

Jessie is now an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, Department of Astronomy & Physics

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Erica HammersteinBA 2018, U. Michigan

Erica is now a PhD student at the University of Maryland, Dept. of Astronomy. Go Terps!