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CONTACT INFORMATION

Address : Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University,
Science and Letters Faculty, Physics Dept., Cumhuriyet Mah. Silahşör Cad. No:71 Bomonti-Şişli- Istanbul, Turkey
Tel :
Fax :
e-mail : kulker-at-msgsu.edu.tr, kayhan.ulker-at-gmail.com
web : kayhanulker.net

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Quantum Field Theory, Supersymmetry, Non-commutative models, Algebraic Renormalization, BV – BRST Quantization, Applications of Exact Renormalization Group, Low Dimensional Field Theories, Quantum Mechanics.

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC TITLES

Professor, April 2012
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Science and Letters Faculty,
Physics Department.

Associate Professor, April 2006
The Council of Higher Education (YÖK), Ankara.

Ph.D. in Physics, February 2002
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Title : “Cohomological Structure of Supersymmetric Field Theories”
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Rainald Flume and Prof. Dr. Mahmut Hortaçsu

M.Sc. in Physics, February 1997
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Title : “Spherical Gravitational Shock Waves”
Advisor : Prof. Dr. Mahmut Hortaçsu

B.Sc. in Physics Engineering, June 1995
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Title : “Equivalence of Constrained Models”
Advisor : Prof. Dr. Mahmut Hortaçsu

Lycee, June 1991
Beşiktaş Atatürk Anatolian High School

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Young Scientist Award (GEBIP), June 2009
Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA).

Graduate Research Fellowship, December 1998 – November 2000,
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK),
(For graduate research at Theoretical Physics Department of Bonn University, Germany.)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director, August 2018 – January 2019
Design, Art, Science Platform – d/a/s-platform
(Art and Design Research Center)
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul

Vice Rector, May 2013 – …
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul

Department Head, May 2012 – …
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University,
Science and Letters Faculty, Physics Department, Istanbul

Professor, April 2012 – …
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University,
Science and Letters Faculty, Physics Department, Istanbul

Director March 2011 – July 2011
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul.

Vice Director December 2009 – March 2011
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul.

Researcher February 2003 – July 2011
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul.

Research Assistant February 1996 – February 2003
Istanbul Technical University, Physics Department.

VISITING POSITIONS

Visiting Researcher, February 2012
University Carlos III, Mathematics Department, Madrid, Spain.

Visiting Researcher, December 2010
Federico II di Napoli University, Theoretical Physics Department, Napoli, Italy.

Visiting Researcher, May 2010
Kobe University, Physics Department, Kobe, Japon.

Visiting Researcher, November 2008
Kobe University, Physics Department, Kobe, Japon.

Visiting Researcher, January 2007 – February 2007
Max-Planck Mathematics Institute, Bonn, Germany.

Visiting Student, November 2000 – February 2001
Henri Poincaré Institute, Paris, France.

Visiting Student, December 1998 – November 2000
Bonn University, Theoretical Physics Department, Bonn, Germany.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Introduction to QFT
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, September 2018
12 hours of intensive course for MSc and PhD students delivered at Summer School in High Energy Physics (B-YEF’18)  Link

Physics in The Arts 
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Physics Department, Fall 2013-2018
Elective course for undergraduate art and design students . Link

Quantum Mechanics II 
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Physics Department, Spring 2013
Graduate course for physics students. Link

Quantum Mechanics I
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Physics Department, Fall 2012
Graduate course for physics students. Link

Quantum Field Theory in Low Dimensions 
Istabul University, Quantum Technologies Laboratory, 2012
Graduate course for physics students. Link

Renormalisation Group and QFT
Feza Gürsey Institute, 2010
Lectures delivered for International Summer School in Mathematical Physics II. Link

QFT: Functional Methods and Renormalisation,
Feza Gürsey Institute, Spring 2010
Special topic lecture for graduate students. Link

An Introduction to QFT
Feza Gürsey Institute, Fall 2009
Special topic lecture for graduate students. Link

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
Feza Gürsey Institute, 2009
14 hours of intensive course delivered at Summer School in High Energy Physics (YEF’09) Link

Physics II (Fiz 102) – Electromagnetism and Optics
Doğuş University, 2008
Elementary physics course for undergraduate engineering students. Link

Supersymmetry
Feza Gürsey Institute, 2007
9 hours of intensive course delivered at Summer School in High Energy Physics (YEF’07). Link

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
Feza Gürsey Institute, , 2007
9 hours of intensive course delivered at Summer School in High Energy Physics (YEF’07).  Link

An Introduction to Supersymmetry,
Feza Gürsey Institute, 2005
Special topic lecture for graduate students. Link

GRADUATE STUDENTS

MSc Student

Ulas ̧ Saka, (graduation: June 2007), Istanbul University, Istanbul Turkey.
Title : Dimensional Reduction of Non-Commutative Supersymmetric Models.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Referee :

Communications in Mathematical Physics.

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.

Organizing Committee :

Hortaçsu-fest
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Physics Department, Istanbul, 19 April 2018. Link

Workshop on Aspects of Non-Associative and Non-Commutative Geometries in String Theory II.
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Physics Department, Istanbul, 9 – 15 October 2013. Link

Workshop on Aspects of Non-Associative and Non-Commutative Geometries in String Theory I.
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Physics Department, Istanbul, 1 – 6 October 2012. Link

”Feza Gürsey” Summer School in Mathematical Physics III
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 20 June – 06 July 2012. Link

”Feza Gürsey” Summer School in Mathematical Physics II:
Probability, Statistical Mechanics and Renormalisation Group
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 16 June – 02 July 2010. Link

Lectures on Renormalizable non-renormalizable theories,
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 07 –11 September 2009. Link

Lectures on Neutrino Mass and Grand Unified Theories,
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 27 July – 01 August 2009. Link

Summer School in High Energy Physics (YEF’09),
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 13 – 26 July 2009. Link

Summer School in Mathematical Physics : Rigorous Results in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory,
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 12 – 20 June 2008. Link

Mini School in Mathematical Physics,
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 5 – 9 June 2008. Link

Summer School in High Energy Physics (YEF’07),
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 25 July – 3 August 2007. Link

Mini School on Some Recent Developments in Relativistic and Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics,
Feza Gürsey Institute, Istanbul, 23-28 June 2005. Link

Scientific Organization Committee :

Istanbul High Energy Workshop (YEFist 2018)
Istanbul, 28-29 April 2018. Link

Istanbul High Energy Workshop (YEFist 2017)
Istanbul, 6-7 May 2017. Link

Istanbul High Energy Workshop (YEFist 2016)
Istanbul, 16-17 April 2016 . Link

International Workshop on Exotic Hadrons – xHadrons@Istanbul 
Istanbul, 3-5 September 2015 . Link

Istanbul Yüksek Enerji Fiziği Çalıştayı (YEFist 2015)
Istanbul, 18-19 April 2015 . Link

TROIA14 : IVth International Conference on Hadron Physics
Çanakkale, 1-5 July 2014 . Link

Istanbul Yüksek Enerji Fiziği Çalıştayı (YEFist 2014)
Istanbul, 26-27 April 2014 . Link

Izmir Yüksek Enerji Fiziği ve Uygulamaları Çalıştayı (IZYEF 2013)
Izmir, 11-13 September 2013.

I.st Winter School in High Energy Physics – ULUYEF’12,
Bursa, 5–11 February 2012.Link

III. International Conference on Hadron Physics-TROIA’11,
Çanakkale, 22–25 August 2011. Link

13th Regional Conference on Mathematical Physics,
Antalya, 27–31 October 2010. Link

International Summer School and Conference on High Energy Physics : Standard Model and Beyond,
Muğla, Akyaka, 27 August – 4 September 2010. Link

II. International Conference on Hadron Physics-TROIA’09,
Çanakkale, 30 August – 3 September 2009. Link

International Summer School and Conference on High Energy Physics : Standard Model and Beyond,
Muğla, Akyaka, 27 August – 4 September 2009. Link

International Summer School and Conference on High Energy Physics : Standard Model and Beyond,
Mugla, Akyaka, 10 – 18 September 2008. Link

International Conference on Hadron Physics-TROIA’07,
Çanakkale, 30 August -3 September 2007. Link

INVITED TALKS (Physics)

Knots, Topological Field Theories and Quantum Computers
21.st Statistical Physics Days,
Erciyes University, Kayseri, 19-21 June 2014.

Supersymmetry – Genel Bir Bakış
Izmir Workshop on High Energy Physics and Its Applications (IZYEF 2012)
IYTE, Izmir, 19-23 June 2012.

On the All Order Solutions of Seiberg-Witten Map for Noncommutative Gauge Theories
The Instituto de Ciencias Matemticas – ICMAT, Madrid 20.2.2012

Noncommutative Gauge Theories and Seiberg-Witten Map
Ankara High Energy Physics Days, Ankara University, 27 – 30 December 2011

Supersymmetric Models and Exact Renormalization Group,
TÜBA-GEBİP, Ege University 9–11 September 2011.

SUSY and All that : A Simple Example in 1-dimension,
Nis University, Serbia, 2 September 2011.

Non-commutative Gauge Theories and Seiberg–Witten Map,
The SEENET-MTP Workshop, Serbia, 27 August – 1 September 2011.

Topological Field Theories : Topological Yang Mills via Field Redefinition,
Kobe University, Japonya, 24 May 2010.

Supersymmetry In 4 Dimensions : Super Yang Mills Theory,
Kobe University, Japon, 23 May 2010.

Basic Formulation of Supersymmetry : A simple example in 1 dimension,
Kobe University, Japon, 14 May 2010.

Non-commutative Gauge Theories and Seiberg-Witten Maps To All Orders,
Kobe University, Japon, 11 November 2008.

Introduction to Supersymmetry : Supersymmetry, Superalgebra and Superspace on 1–Dimension,
Muğla University, Physics Department, Muğla, 30 October 2008.

Non-commutative Gauge Theories and Seiberg-Witten Maps To All Orders,
Workshop on Quantization, Dualities and Integrable Systems VII,
Anadolu University, Eskişehir, 23–25 April 2008.

Dimensional Reduction, Seiberg–Witten Map and Supersymmetry,
Workshop on Quantization, Dualities and Integrable Systems VI,
Ortadoğu Teknik University, Ankara, 20–22 April, 2007.

Superspace Formulation of N=4 SYM,
Ankara University, Ankara, 5 January 2007.

Superfield formulation of N=4 SYM theory in extended superspace,
Boğaziçi University, Physics Department Seminar,
Istanbul, 29 November 2006.

Supersymmetry, Superspace and N=4 SYM in extended superspace,
Istanbul Teknik University, Physics Department Seminar,
Istanbul, 13 October 2006.

Duals of Noncommutative and Nonanticommutative Supersymmetric Gauge Theories,
5th Workshop on Quantization, Dualities and Integrable Systems,
Pamukkale University, Denizli, 23 – 27 January 2006.

An Introduction to Supersymmetry,
Joint Mathematics – Physics Bridging the Gap Seminars,
Ortadoğu Teknik University, Ankara, November 2005.

N=2 SYM as a BRST Exact Term and Construction of TYM by Using Field Redefinitions,
International Workshop on Physics Beyond the Standard Model,
Muğla, 22 – 26 August 2005.

Construction of topological Yang-Mills theory without twisting,
The International Workshop Supersymmetries and Quantum Symmetries,
Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna, Rusya, 27 – 31 July 2005.

SYM Action and BRST Cohomology,
Feza Gürsey Institute,
Istanbul, January 2001.

INVITED TALKS (Other)

Constructing a bridge between cultures by art
Pekin, November 2017

Interdisciplinary approach of the education in physics using arts
Bükreş, February 2017

Art Education in Turkey
60th Anniversary of NTUA,  Tayvan, November 2015

Quality Assurance for Fine Arts Education
ALIA Meeting, Taipei, Tayvan November 2014

POPULAR TALKS, TV PROGRAMS etc.

TRT Radio 1 :
Radio program on space, time and particle physics, 14 May 2013.

NTV X,Y,Z : Higgs Particle – What is happening in CERN
NTV Television popular science program, 14 March 2013. Link

NTV X,Y,Z : Time and Time Travel
NTV Television popular science program, 28 February 2013. Link

Symmetry : Particle Physics and Civilization
Istanbul Üniversitesi, 3. Physics Workshop 15 February 2013. Link

TV8 — Haberaktif :
TV8 Television popular science program about Higgs particle, 04 July 2012. Link

HABERTÜRK — Special — What is discovered at CERN?
Habertürk Television popular science program,  09 July 2012. Link

Discovery of Higgs Boson
Cumhuriyet Science and Technology Magazine, 13 July 2012. Link

Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics,
Istanbul University, 6 October 2011.

Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics,
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, 29 April 2011.

Quantum Field Theory,
Antalya University, 8 October 2010.

Supersymmetry : 
11.th Physics Days : Mersin University, Mersin, 4–5 May 2009.

Supersymmetry and Noncommutative Theories,
Kocaeli University, 12 March 2009.

PUBLICATIONS

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