Tesla Jeltema

Assistant Professor,
University of California, Santa Cruz

Office: ISB 305
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

E-mail: tesla at ucsc dot edu

Physics at UCSC: Department of Physics, Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics

Astronomy at UCSC: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCO/Lick Observatories

Publication List (ADS)

Research Interests

My research focuses on what the formation and evolution of structure can tell us about the fundamental nature of our universe. My interests fall into a few broad categories:

  1. Large-Scale Structure (Clusters and Groups of Galaxies)
    1. Constraints on Cosmology ( DES, LSST)
    2. Non-thermal Emission and Particle Acceleration

  2. Galaxy Evolution
    1. Hot Gas in Galaxies
    2. The Effects of Environment on Galaxies

  3. Indirect Detection of Dark Matter
    1. Gamma-Ray and Radio Observations of Clusters, Dwarf Galaxies, and the Galactic Center


  • ASTR 257: Modern Astronomical Techniques - Spring 2013, Winter 2012
  • Physics 101A: Modern Physics - Fall 2012
  • Physics 6A: Introductory Physics I - Spring 2012