Feryal Ozel receives Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Feryal Ozel receives Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Feryal Ozel is a Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy at The University of Arizona. She has made pioneering contributions to the physics of neutron stars and black holes, as well as to the co-evolution of black holes and galaxies in the early Universe. Dr. Ozel is carrying out the first accurate measurements of the neutron star radii that constrain the ultradense matter equation of state. Based on her work on accretion flows, she has made the first size predictions of the images of nearby supermassive black holes at different wavelengths.

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.

The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

TASSA Board Congratulates Dr. Ozel on this prestigious fellowship.