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EMU Physics Department Academic Staff Member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün Delivers a Speech in Bilkent University as an Invited Speaker

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Physics Department academic staff member Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Ali Övgün gave a speech entitled "Can we spot black holes in modified gravity theories?" as an invited speaker at Bilkent University, Department of Applied Mathematics. In his speech, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Övgün talked about whether black holes have “hair” with the images obtained by the Event Horizon Telescope from Meisser 87 and the giant black holes in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, whether different charges will show different quantum properties, and current research to help understand the implications of the quantum gravitational theory, where quantum mechanics and general relativity are considered together.

Around 80 international scientists, who are experts in their fields, were invited to the academic event of Ankara Bilkent University, Department of Applied Mathematics which held every Monday in the 2022-23 Academic Year and organized under the name of Bilkent Applied Mathematics Seminars (BAMS) (

Who is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün?

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Övgün is among the most influential academics in the world. Being among the most cited scientists in the world in the "World's Most Influential Scientists" list, created as a result of the study carried out by a team of U.S. and Dutch scientists under the coordination of the USA Stanford University in 2022, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Övgün was listed among the 250 most influential scientists in Turkey and 60,000 most influential scientists in the world in 2022. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Övgün has more than 130 publications in highly influential scientific journals such as Physical Review D, The Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Physics Letters B, The European Physical Journal C, Fortschritte der Physik- Progress of Physics and Physics of the Dark Universe. He is also the guest editor of Symmetry and Universe magazines on the subject titled “Recent Progress of Black Holes Physics”.