MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Esra Bulbul

Postdoctoral Associate Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Esra Bulbul earned her Ph.D. degree in physics from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/UAH in 2010. She held a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory postdoctoral fellow position at the Harvard-Smithsonian center for Astrophysics between 2010-2015. Dr. Bulbul's research lies at the crossroads of astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics. In particular, it has centered on indirect searches of dark matter particle through its decay or annihilation in the X-ray band. She utilizes X-ray data from XMM-Newton, Chandra, and Suzaku X-ray satellites and radio data from CARMA/SZA and the South Pole Telescope. She is currently an active member of the Astro-H calibration team (scheduled to launch in 2016) and a NASA endorsed member of the science working group for the European Athena X-ray telescope (scheduled to launch in 2027).

Research interests: 

High Energy Astrophysics, Astroparticle physics, Cosmology, Radio astronomy, Suzaku, Chandra, XMM-Newton

Representative publications: 
Honors and awards: 

UAH Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, 2010

Contact Information

t: 617-253-3097
e: ebulbul@mit.edu

Education

PhD, Physics, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/UAH 2010