ASSIST.PROF.DR. ŞEYMA ÇALIŞKAN TÜRKSOY    
Name : ŞEYMA
Surname : ÇALIŞKAN TÜRKSOY
E-Mail : seyma.caliskan@science.ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : 03122126720/1366
Title : ASSIST.PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF SCIENCES
Department : Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences
Personal Information
 
EDUCATION
 
Ph.D.
(Astronomy and Space Sciences), Ankara University, Turkey, Decem. 2012
Advisors:
Prof. Dr. Berahitdin Albayrak, Prof. Dr. Norbert Christlieb
Thesis
title: Chemical abundance analysis of stars in the globular cluster Pal 14
 
M. Sc. (
Physiscs), Erciyes University, Turkey, 2006
Advisor: Assoc.
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Küçük
Thesis
title: Thermonuclear reaction rates, energies and composition changes in low
mass stars
 
B. Sc. (
Physiscs), Erciyes University, Turkey, 2003
Advisor:
Asst. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Küçük
Thesis
title: Satellite communication systems
 
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
 
Asst. Prof. Dr., 
Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy&Space
Sciences, 2014-present    
 
Research Asst. Dr., 
Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy&Space
Sciences, 2012-2014    
 
Research Asst., 
Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy&Space
Sciences, 2008-2012
    
Visiting researcher, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon,
France, Sept. – Dec. 2015
 
Visiting PhD student, Zentrum für Astronomie der
Universität Heidelberg, Landessternwarte, Heildelberg, Germany, Feb.- Dec. 2010
 
Visiting PhD student, Max-Plack Institute for
Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany, Apr.- May 2009.
 
 

RESEARCH INTEREST

 
Stellar archaeology; Metal-poor stars, chemical evolution of globular
clusters, stellar abundances, spectroscopic observations and analyses
 
Light curves and period variation analyses of eclipsing binary systems
 

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

 
As a researcher;
2012-2015-- Atmospheric Chemical Abundance Analysis
of Stars, TUBITAK – Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding
Program, Project no:112T119
                                                                                                                  
As an educator;                                                                                                                            
2007-2008-- Popular and Educational Astronomy Activities in Ankara
University Observatory, TUBITAK – Science in Society Projects, Project no:
107B074                    
 

SUCCESSFUL COMPETITVE TELESCOPE PROPOSALS

 
(Only P.I. proposals during the past 4 years are listed)
 
2017-present-- A Metallicity Estimation Method for
Extremely Metal-Poor Stars: Giant Stars, TUG - National Observatory of TUBITAK,
Project no: 17AT100-1160.
 
2016-present-- A Metallicity Estimation Method for
Extremely Metal-Poor Stars: Determination of Atmospheric Parameters of SDSS
Standard Stars, TUG - National Observatory of TUBITAK, Project no:
16BRTT150-1057.
 
2015-2016 -- Investigation of Efficiency of T100&CaII
K filter in Determination of Metallicity for Metal-Poor Stars, TUG - National
Observatory of TUBITAK, Project no: 15AT100-755.
 
2014-present-- Searching for Chemical Anomalies in
A-type Stars, TUG - National Observatory of TUBITAK, Project no: 14BRTT150-671.               
 
OBSERVING EXPERIENCE
 
TUG-RTT150 optical telescope (COUDE and TFOSC spectrographs)
TUG-T100 optical telescope
AUG-T35 and T40 optical telescopes
 
PUBLICATION RECORDS
 
10 refereed publications (4 first author)
4 non-refereed publications
5 international conference proceedings (3 first author)
9 national conference proceedings (6 first author)
2 national popular science magazines
 

STUDENT SUPERVISION

 
Master students;
Kübraözge ÜNAL (Ankara University)                                                                               Sep. 2017- completed
 
TUTORING
 
Tutor for Lecture “Late Stages of Stellar Evolution”
for Bachelor students       (2 hours/week; 4 ECTS)
Taught in: Spring term 2012-2013/2013-2014/2014-2015/2015-2016/present
Taught at: Ankara University
 
Tutor for Lecture “Observational Instruments” for
Bachelor students             (4 hours/week; 4 ECTS)
Taught in: Fall term 2013-2014
Taught at: Ankara University

 
SKILLS AND LANGUAGES
 
English Language proficiency:
-78.75/100 in Foreign Language Exam (YDS) in 2014
 
Experience in;
- Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF),
- Munich Image Data Analysis System (MIDAS),
- Fortran programming language,
- Phoebe (PHysics of Eclipsing BinariEs) for light curve analysis of eclipsing binary stars,
- ATLAS9, 12 for model atmosphere codes of the stars.
 

PUBLICATION LIST