Dr. Esra Bulbul

scientist
high-energy astrophysics
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Dr. Esra Bulbul is the lead scientist for eROSITA cluster science and cosmology. She holds a group leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. She has held a staff scientist position at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) and postdoctoral fellowships at CfA, MIT, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center prior to her arrival at MPE. 

Dr. Bulbul was awarded the European Research Council's Consolidator Grant in 2020 for the project "DarkQuest: Shedding Light on the Nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy with Multi-wavelength All-Sky Surveys". 

Research Interests:

  • Cosmology
  • Galaxy Groups and Clusters
  • Indirect Searches for Dark Matter
  • Large Scale Structure

Open Positions:


Group Members:

Dr. Vittorio Ghirardini, postdoc (2019 - present)

Dr. Ang Liu, postdoc (2020 - present)

Dr. Christian Garrel (2022 - present)

Emre Bahar, Ph.D. Student (2020 - present)

Soumya Shreeram, Ph.D. Student (2021 - present)

Justo Gonzales, Ph.D. student (2022 - present)

Sergey Makarov, Master student (2021 - present)

Nicolas Baron Perez, Master student (2021 - persent)


Yusuf Ozsoy, Master student (2020 - 2021)

Guillermo Ayllon, Undergraduate student (2020)










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