This page gives an overview of what is currently offered by the Physics Department. Prospect graduate students may contact the staff directly for further information.

Main Research Areas:

-North Cyprus Theoretical Physics Lab: Gravitation and Cosmology

-North Cyprus Quantum Physics Lab

-North Cyprus Experimental Physics Lab

North Cyprus Theoretical Physics Lab: Gravitation and Cosmology


  • Exact Solutions of the Relativistic Wave Equations
  • Hawking Radiation of particles with any spin number from Black Holes
  • Black Hole Physics: Higher and Low Dimensions, Perturbations, Stability, Quasinormal Modes, Quantization of Area/Entropy etc.
  • Geodesics and Chaos
  • Quantum Tunneling
  • Information Theory
  • Astrophysical Clouds (Scalar, Electromagnetic etc.)
  • Colliding Plane Waves
  • Cosmic Strings


  • Deformation of lipid-membrane / bilayer: A differential-geometry overview
  • Two-dimensional curved biological surfaces: an ab initio investigation
  • Collision of spherically-symmetric thin-shells in general relativity: a numerical approach
  • Cylindrical thin-shells and their stability in general relativity: A generic approach
  • Ab initio study of the deformed thin-shells in general relativity
  • A generalization for the Israel junction conditions: From Einstein to Weyl gravity
  • Einstein-Yang-Mills theory in 3+1- and higher dimensions

Assoc. Prof. Dr. ALİ ÖVGÜN

 COSMOLOGY: Cosmological models with Nonlinear electrodynamics, Cosmological singularities, Inflation, Acceleration of Universe.

WORMHOLES: Stability of Thin-shell Wormholes and Lorentzian Wormholes (WHs).

GRAVITATIONAL LENSING:  Weak/Strong Gravitational Lensing, Light Deflection  with Topological Defects and Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.


WAVE PROPERTIES OF BHs & WHs: Hawking Radiation, Quasinormal Modes of Black Holes, Greybody factors, Quantum Singularities.

PARTICLE PROPERTIES  OF BHs & WHs: Geodesics and BSW effect of BHs/WHs, Particle Acceleration by BHs/Whs.

BLACK HOLE CHEMISTRY: Thermodynamics with Lambda, P-V Criticality, Phase Transitions, Super-entropic BH, Van der Waals fluids, Holographic lattices and applications of AdS/CMT, Holographic heat engine , AdS/CFT correspondence, Holographic Superconductors.

ENTANGLEMENT & COMPLEXITY: Quantum complexity inside black holes;  Action Growth Rates.

MODIFIED GRAVITY THEORIES: Bumblebee model of gravity, Gauss-Bonnet gravity, f(R) gravity, Cosmic strings, Global monopole etc.


Assist. Prof. Dr. HURİYE GÜRSEL

  • Hawking Radiation
  • Quasinormal Modes
  • Greybody Factor
  • AdS/CFT Correspondence
  • Holographic Superconductors
  • Black Branes
  • Black Holes


Assoc. Prof. Dr. İBRAHİM GÜLLÜ  
  • Massive gravity
  • Born-Infeld gravity
  • Higher derivatives gravity theories



  • Physics around a wormhole
  • A Review on thin-shell wormholes
  • Stability of thin-shells and thin-shell wormholes in Rainbow-Gravity
  • Thin-shells and thin-shell wormholes in f(R) gravity

 North Cyprus Quantum Physics Lab


  • Position-dependent mass Lagrangians: nonlocal transformations, Euler-Lagrange invariance and exact solvability
  • Classical and quantum position-dependent mass
  • Nonlinear dynamics of a position-dependent mass
  • Non-Hermitian PT-symmetyric and Hermitian Hamiltonians

Assist. Prof. Dr. MUSTAFA RIZA

  • Quantum Theory
  • Quantum Computing
  • Electronic Structure of Macro-Molecules
  • Dynamic Systems – Chaos
  • Non-Newtonian Calculi
  • Computational Physics
  • Quantum Tunneling
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Time dependent phenomena in Quantum Mechanics

 North Cyprus Experimental Physics Lab

Assist. Prof. Dr. MEHMET OKCAN

  • Liquid Crystals
  • Phase Transitions