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Tesla E. Jeltema
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
    • Associate Director of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Physics Department
  • Affiliations Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP), Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, ISB 305
  • Mail Stop SCIPP
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Astrophysics, Astronomy, Cosmology, Particle Physics, Physics

Research Interests

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on observational cosmology and particle astrophysics, including constraints on the nature of dark matter and dark energy and studies of the evolution of galaxies. In particular, I study the formation and evolution of large-scale structure in the universe using observations covering a broad wavelength range and numerical simulations.

Biography, Education and Training

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
BS, The College of William and Mary, 1999

Honors, Awards and Grants

2020 APS DPF Mentoring Award

2014 Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity

Hellman Fellow

Morrison Postdoctoral Fellow

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