Gizem Şengör

Assitant professor
Full Time Faculty

Interest Areas: 

cosmology, quantum field theory on curved spacetimes and the role of symmetries

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae: 


• Syracuse University, 2013-2018 Syracuse NY, USA
PhD in Physics, 29/06/2018
Advisor: Associate Professor G. Scott Watson
Thesis title: ``Cosmological Perturbations in the Early Universe''
• Boğaziçi University, 2011-2013 Istanbul, Turkey
M.S. in Physics, 27/06/2013
Advisor: Professor Metin Arık
Thesis title: ``From Five Dimensional Flat Spacetime to Our Four Dimensional Braneworld via Kaluza-Klein''
• Boğaziçi University, 2007-2011 Istanbul, Turkey
B.S. in Physics

Postdoc Positions:

• February 2019 - June 2022 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Fellow at CEICO
(Central European Institute of Cosmology and Fundamental Physics), Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
(at times funded by the projects IOP Researchers Mobility Grant CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16\_027/0008215 and CoGraDS )

Funded Projects:

• Quantum field theory in a de Sitter universe: from particles to information
To start in Fall 2022, 2232 - B International Fellowship for Early Stage Researchers Program TÜBİTAK BİDEB
• Symmetries and Degrees of Freedom in Cosmic Epochs of Accelerated Expansion(SymAcc)
October 2019-October 2021 Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 840709,
Project webpage:
project supervisor: Senior Researcher Constantinos Skordis
carried out at CEICO, FZU Czech Academy of Sciences


• 2020 MSCA Success Stories in Widening Countries
My MSCA- IF project SymAcc has been chosen by the European Commission to be portrayed among the upcoming Europe-wide NET4Mobility handbook.
• 2017 Henry Levinstein Fellowship for Outstanding Senior Graduate Student
Fall 2017 Syracuse University, on the academic excellence in research
• 2014 Henry Levinstein Fellowship Award
Summer 2014 Syracuse University, in recognition of excellent work in first year graduate courses and promise of excellence in research.


Invited Seminars and Talks:

• ``At the late-time boundary of de Sitter”
String Seminar UvA, online 18/01/2022, University of Amsterdam
• ``Ripples of a de Sitter Universe’’
Boğaziçi University, Physics Department, online 23/11/2021
• ``Some clues from the late-time boundary of de Sitter''
Battcock Coffee Seminars, online 10/11/2021, Cambridge
• ``Clues from the late-time boundary of de Sitter''
Cosmology Lunch Seminars, online 08/11/2021, Cambridge
• ``The de Sitter Group''
CORFU Summer Institute 2021, Workshop on Quantum Features of a de Sitter Universe
in person 13-19/09/2021, Corfu
• ``Cosmology as told by symmetries''
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Physics department online seminars, online 28/04/2021
• ``Some of the unintuitive features of de Sitter''
Theoretical Physics Virtual Journal Club, online 13/11/2020, Kings College London
• ``de Sitter'in Geç Zaman Sınırında Korelasyonlar''
(Correlations at the Late time Boundary of de Sitter)
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Department of Physics Online Seminars, 28/05/2020
• ``Unitarity at the Late-time Boundary of de Sitter''
Claudia de Rham and Andrew Tolley group meetings,
in person 10/02/2020, Imperial College London
• ``Unitarity at the Late-time Boundary of de Sitter''
High Energy Theory Group Seminars, in person 12/09/2019,