Dr. Misty C. Bentz
Associate Professor

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303

Office: 25 Park Place, Office 610
Phone: (404) 413-6082
Fax: (404) 413-5481




Doctor of Philosophy, Astronomy, The Ohio State U, 2007
Master of Science, Astronomy, The Ohio State U, 2005
Bachelor of Science, Physics, U of Washington, 2002
Bachelor of Science, Astronomy, U of Washington, 2002




Research Interests:
-- black hole mass measurements in active galaxies
-- black hole scaling relationships
-- detailed studies of the broad emission line region
-- AGN host galaxies
Curriculum Vitae
Publication List
Professional Associations:
American Astronomical Society
International Astronomical Union
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physical Society




The AGN Black Hole Mass Database


PI: The STARE Collaboration


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Read about my research


Fun with Girl Scouts


Fantasy on Active Galaxies


Did you know that I was an inspiration to Metallica's lead singer, James Hetfield? Read all about it here


To learn about someone who is an inspiration to me, here's the talk I gave at the 2017 Winter AAPT meeting.




Current Research Group

Adjunct Researcher
Dr. Merida Batiste

PhD Students
Caroline Roberts
Rachael Merritt
Justin Robinson







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