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Feryal Ozel
Field of Expertise

Feryal Özel was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research focuses on the physics of strong magnetic and gravitational fields found in the extreme environments of magnetars, other neutron stars and black holes. She also likes to compete in Olympic-distance triathlons.

Educational Background

She completed her B.S. in physics and applied mathematics at Columbia Univeristy in 1996. She spent the following year at CERN in Geneva and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, where she received a master's degree in particle physics. She returned to the U.S. to continue her graduate studies at Harvard University, where she received a Ph.D. in astrophysics in 2002.


Hubble Fellowship, 2002; Physics Department Van Vleck Fellowship, Harvard University, 1999; Kostrup Prize, Niels Bohr Institute (awarded for outstanding graduate thesis), 1997; Niels Bohr Institute Graduate Fellowship, 1996-97; Applied Mathematics Faculty Award, Columbia University (awarded to one senior for academic excellence), 1996; Fu Foundation Scholarship, Columbia University, 1994-96; CERN Summer Research Fellowship, 1995; Dean's List, Columbia University, 1992-96; Turkish Health and Education Foundation (SEV) College Scholarship for Studies Abroad, 1992-94.


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