Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali ÖVGÜN

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali ÖVGÜN

Theoretical Physicist

Eastern Mediterranean University


Ali Övgün is an Associate Professor of Physics at Eastern Mediterranean University in Gazimağusa, Cyprus. His research is at some of the interfaces between quantum gravity, cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics. He is particularly interested in the quantum gravity and its implications for black hole physics and cosmology beyond their standard models.

His research is focused on understanding and constraining modified gravity theories using various properties of black holes and cosmological evolution. He has contributed to various analysis methods, which are now amongst the most widely used ones for calculating the Hawking radiation, gravitational lensing, and shadow cast of black holes. He has been studying various aspects of general relativity in relation to black hole properties, wormholes, compact stars, Hawking radiation, and cosmological inflation. These implications often follow from the structure of extra-dimensional geometries, of which there are many possibilities. Övgün’s research therefore requires importing techniques from mathematics and computer science. He is among World’s Top 2% Scientists in the Stanford University 2020 & 2021 Releases Lists.

  • Modified Gravity Theories
  • Wormholes
  • Black holes
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitational Lensing
  • Shadow
  • Hawking Radiation
  • Greybody factor
  • Quasinormal modes
  • Complexity
  • Research Visitor - Durmus Demir, 2022-2023

    Sabanci University

  • PITP2018 School, 2018

    The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton

  • Research Visitor - Leonard Susskind, 2018

    Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics

  • Research Visitor - Douglas Singleton, 2018

    California State University Fresno

  • Research Visitor, 2018

    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

  • Research Visitor - Prof. Robert B. Mann, 2018

    University of Waterloo

  • Short-term Visitor, 2017

    CERN Theory Division

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (FONDECYT) - Joel SAAVEDRA, 2017-2020

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  • PhD in Theoretical Physics - Mustafa HALILSOY, 2013-2016

    Eastern Mediterranean University

  • MSc in Physics - Mustafa HALILSOY

    Eastern Mediterranean University

  • Visiting PhD Student in Astroparticle Physics, 2010-2011

    University of Southampton

  • BSc in Physics - Durmus DEMIR, 2006-2010

    İzmir Institute of Technology


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