Professor Metin Gurses

Academic Degrees:

Professor, Department of Physics, ăukurova University, 1988

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1981

Ph.D., Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1975

M.S., Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1971

B.S., Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1969

Employment History:

Department of Mathematics, Bilkent University (Professor, 1991-Present)

Department of Physics, ăukurova University (Professor, 1988-1991)

Department of Mathematics, The Scientific and Technoligical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Basic Research Institute (Senior Reseach Scientist, 1982-1988)

Institute for Theoretical Physics, K÷ln University (Visiting Scientist, 1987)

Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University (Associate Professor, 1981-1982)

Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University (Assistant Professor, 1976-1981)

Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics at Garching (Visiting Research Fellow, 1979-1981)

Department of Physics, Princeton University (Visiting Research Fellow, 1979)

Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University (Instructor, 1972-1976)

Department of Physics, Yale University (Visiting Researcher, 1973-1975)

Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University (Teaching Assistant, 1969-1972)

Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships:

NATO Research Grant No: 0257 (1982-1983)

TUBITAK Scholarships: 1969-1973, 1979 (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Postdoc.)

Ford Scholarship, 1973-1975

Alexander von Humboldt fellow, 1979-1981, 1987

ICTP Associate member, 1988-1996

ICTP Senior member, 1997-Present

Turkish Academy of Sciences Associate member, 1994-1997

Turkish Academy of Sciences Member, 1997-2011

Academy of Science, 2011-

Basic Research Areas: Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics

Research Interests: Integrable Einstein's Equations in General Realtivity and Integrable Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Apllied Mathematics.

More Specifically : General Relativity : Classical theories of gravitation, Theories with torsion, Exact and Approximate solutions of Gravitation Theories in various dimensions. Colliding gravitational plane waves, Low Energy limit of String Theory. Sigma Models , Godel type metrics. Kerr Schild Kundt Type Geometries and Universal Metrics, Generic theories of Gravitation.

Integrable Systems : Super Integrable Models. Integrable Surfaces. Integrability and Symmetries of nonlinear partial differential equations. Classification of partial differential equations with respect to symmetries. Generalized symmetries and recursion operators. Differential Geometry of Integrable PDEs. Integrable systems on time scale, Integrable boundary conditions, Construction of Recursion Operators, Negative flows in 2+1 dimensions. Integrable Curves and Surfaces.

Memberships:

Turkish Physical Society

International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation

Turkish Mathematical Society

Turkish Mechanics Society

American Mathematical Society

American Physical Society

Awards:

The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Young Scientist Award, 1984

Sedat Simavi Science Prize, 1986

The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Science Award, 2008