Jedidah C. Isler

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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My research focuses on understanding how Nature does particle acceleration. I use blazars –supermassive black holes at the centers of massive galaxies that “spin up” jets of particles moving at nearly the speed of light – as my laboratory. By obtaining observations across the electromagnetic spectrum: from radio, optical and all the way through to gamma-rays, I piece together how and why these black holes are able to create such efficient particle accelerators and, by extension, understand the Universe a tiny bit better. I’m also very interested in and active about creating more equitable STEM spaces for scholars of color broadly, and particularly, for women of color.


Wilder, Room 303
HB 6127


Physics and Astronomy


  • B.S. Norfolk State University
  • M.A. Fisk University
  • M.S. Yale University
  • Ph. D. Yale University