Anastasiya Yilmaz

PH.D. STUDENT, ASTROPHYSICIST

Hi! I am a Ph.D. student in astrophysics at Charles University in Prague, Czech republic. I study accretion disks around black holes in X-ray binary systems and how these accretion disks evolve to better understand relativistic processes taking place in such strong gravitational fields around black holes. I previously studied the evolution of galaxy clusters and effects of AGN activity on ICM and accretion phenomena in X-ray binaries with a special focus on Ultraluminous X-ray sources.

Research Interests

Black Hole X-ray Binaries

Ultra-luminous X-ray Sources

Accretion Physics

Evolution of Accretion States

EDUCATION

PH.D. STUDENT. FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS– ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY, ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE OF THE CZECH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

October 2020 – Present

MASTER OF SCIENCE + BACHELOR’S OF SCIENCE. BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION, TEACHING PHYSICS PROGRAM

September 2012 – August 2018

TECHNICAL SKILLS

DATA ANALYSIS

  • XMM-Newton (X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission)
  • Chandra X-ray Telescope – CIAO (Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations)
  • NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)
  • The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory
  • RXTE (The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer)

SOFTWARE

  • Experienced user of Xspec, working knowledge of Sherpa and Spex.
  • Experienced user of Python, introductory understanding of Machine Learning with Python.
  • Introductory understanding of C++.

Contact: Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Bocni II 1401, CZ-141 00 Praha 4 – Sporilov, Prague, Czech Republic