I study gravitational physics, mostly using computational methods. I moved to Koc University in June 2016. You can find my publications in my CV or at inspirehep.net.
Room: Sci 215
email: framazanoglu at ku edu tr
I am currently mainly working on alternative theories of gravitation where scalar fields, in addition to the metric tensor, play a fundamental role. More specifically, I am interested in the spontaneous scalarization scenario in scalar-tensor theories. This is particularly relevant since such modifications to general relativity give a clear signal at strongly gravitating systems, such as those targeted by LIGO.
I also worked on quantum gravity in two dimensional toy models (the CGHS model) in the past, and have returned to this area recently. I did some work on neuroscience and foundations of quantum mechanics in ancient history, but I am not active in these fields.
Email me if you have a question about my research. If you are interested in graduate study at Koc Physics, the online application system is at https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/.
I am teaching PHYS414/514: Computational Physics in Fall 2020. We will probably open a PHYS516: General Relativity and Astrophysics course in Spring 2021, but most likely I will not be the instructor. Please contact me near the spring semester if you are interested in this course.