Academic Experiences:

-Assistant Professor (2018-Now),
Department of Physics,
Eastern  Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus.

-Postdoctoral Researcher (FONDECYT 2017-2019)
Prof. Joel Saavedra

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

PITP2018 School (July 2018)
The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

-Research Visitor (April/May-2018)
Prof. Leonard Susskind,

Stanford Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUSA.

-Research Visitor (April-2018),
Prof. Douglas Singleton,

California State University  FresnoUSA.

-Research Visitor (Jan/Feb-2018), 
Prof. Robert B. Mann,

University of WaterlooCanada.

-Research Visitor (Jan/Feb-2018)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada.

-Short-term Visitor (Oct-2017)
CERN TH Division,  Switzerland. 

-Ph.D Physics (Feb 2013-June 2016)
Prof. Mustafa Halilsoy

Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus.

-M.Sc. Physics (Sep 2011-Feb 2013)
Prof. Mustafa Halilsoy

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Cyprus.

-Visiting Ph.D Astroparticle Physics (2010-2011)
University of Southampton, England.

-B.Sc. Physics (Sep 2006-July 2010)
Prof. Durmuş Ali Demir
İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Övgün was born in 1988 in Cyprus. He graduated from  Girne 19 Mayıs Türk Maarif Koleji in 2005 

He attended İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey as an undergraduate, earning a B.Sc. in Physics in 2010
under the advisor of 
Prof. Dr. Durmuş Ali Demir.  

He spent a year
 at the  University of Southampton, England, , to gain experience in astroparticle physics via SEPnet Ph.D. Scholarships in 2011. He  then returned to Eastern  Mediterranean University (EMU), North Cyprus, to complete his M.Sc. in 2013 and Physics in 2016 under the supervisor of Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy and Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı

He was thereafter awarded a FONDECYT Postdoctorado 2017- Grant  to continue his research for 2 years at the Instituto de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Valparaíso, Chile as a Postdocs researcher.

Dr. Övgün’s academic posts have also included:

 *A short-term visitor at TH Division, Physics Department, CERNSwitzerland in October 2017; 

*Research  Visitor of Prof. Robert B. Mann at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo ; Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics,  Canada during  January-February 2018;

*Research  Visitor of Prof. Douglas Singleton at California State University, Fresno in April 2018;

*Research  Visitor of Prof. Leonard Susskind at Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics in  April-May 2018; 

 *Attended to the school of Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2018 From Qubits to Spacetime (PITP2018) at The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, USA in July 2018.

He is an a
ssistant professor at Eastern  Mediterranean University, North Cyprus.

He is a member of American Physical Society (APS)Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP),  European Physical Society (EPS) , Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP), Turkish Astronomical Society (TAD) and American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Doctoral Genealogy:
Ali Övgün - Mustafa Halilsoy Yavuz Nutku
S. Chandrasekhar Arthur S. Eddington