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Tansu Daylan

Department: Astrophysical Sciences
Faculty Adviser: Joshua Winn
Year of Study:
Undergraduate School: METU
Undergraduate Major: Physics & EEE

Personal Bio

I am a postdoctoral associate at MIT with a visiting appointment at Princeton. I work on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. I think impactful research should be accessible to undergraduates. As an undergraduate, I myself worked on the AMS-02 experiment on the ISS and frequently visited CERN to give talks and build collaborations.

One thing I like about Princeton is that it's so green here! I like the quiet setting of the campus. And I like and respect tigers.

One hoppy I have is to fly airplanes. I like physics of flying and the planning and decision making skills in aviation.

Fun Fact

My favorite food is sarma (stuffed grape leaves). I come from Turkey and love Mediterranean food.

Research Pitch

I am astrophysicist and I work on the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, i.e., planets beyond our solar system. TESS is a space-borne satellite that collect high-quality photometric data, which allows us to find the periodic dimming expected from planets that transit their host stars. I am particularly interested in atmospheric and orbital characterization of these systems with the ultimate goal of contextualizing the solar system. Thus I use data analysis and modeling techniques such as Bayesian statistics and machine learning to test hypotheses in exoplanet science.

Plans for Summer 2022

Looking for mentee to participate in Summer ReMatch+ program.

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