Personal Info

Bio: Dr. Övgün was born in 1988 in Cyprus. He graduated from  Girne 19 Mayıs Türk Maarif Koleji  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)to complete his M.Sc. in 2013 and Physics in 2016 under the supervisor of Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy.

He was thereafter awarded a   FONDECYT Postdoctorado 2017- Grant  to continue his   research   for 3 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, CERN 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 associate professor at  Eastern Mediterranean University.

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),   American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Ali Övgün - Mustafa Halilsoy Yavuz NutkuS. Chandrasekhar Arthur S. Eddington
Academic Experiences:

-Associate Professor, 
Department of Physics,
Eastern Mediterranean University.

-Postdoctoral Researcher (FONDECYT) (2017-2020)
Prof. Joel Saavedra

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
-Research Visitor (July/August 2022)
Prof.  Durmuş A. Demir

Sabancı University, Turkey.

-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 Waterloo, Canada.
-Research Visitor (Jan/Feb-2018),
Prof. Robert B. Mann,
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.
-M.Sc. Physics (Sep 2011-Feb 2013)
Prof. Mustafa Halilsoy

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU).
-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


 1. Ph.D Thesis Studies on Thin-shells and Thin-shell Wormholes. arXiv:1610.08118.
 2. M.Sc Thesis Dark Matter: Modification of f(R) or Wimps Miracle. arXiv:1301.5371.