Caner Unal graduated with a double major in Physics and
Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University
in Turkey. He received his PhD in Theoretical Cosmology and High Energy Physics
from the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Prof. Marco Peloso.
After his PhD, he participated in the CEICO research team at the Czech Academy
of Sciences in Prague, focusing on cosmology, high energy theory and
Caner has conducted research on various topics in cosmology, astrophysics and
particle physics, including inflationary universe, cosmological perturbations,
axion physics, gravitational wave backgrounds with distinct origins, primordial
black holes, jet production in black holes and superradiance.
Starting in 2021, Caner will be working with Prof. Ely Kovetz and his research
group at the Kreitman School of Advanced Studies at Ben-Gurion University to broaden
our understanding of the fundamentals of the universe from the perspectives of cosmology, astrophysics
and gravitation. With his interest in geography, history and gastronomy, he
also plans to experience Israel’s culture and nature in depth.