Name : ÖZGÜR
Surname : BAŞTÜRK
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Phone Number : 312-2126720 / 1297
Department : Astronomy and Space Sciences Department
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Research Interests

-  Exoplanet Research with Photometric (transit), Spectroscopic (radial velocity) and Timing Techniques
- Light-Radial Velocity Curves, and Period Variation Analyses of Eclipsing Binary Systems
- Radial Velocity Analysis of Cool Stars
- Bisector Analysis in High Resolution Stellar Spectra

- AST404 Observational Astronomy
- AST413 Planetary Systems and Their Formation
- AST415 Numerical Analysis in Astronomy – I
- AST416 Numerical Analysis in Astronomy – II
- 801.526 Asteroseismology

Master’s / Ph.D. Students
- Burak KETEN (Master’s Student 2014 - )

- 2006 - 2012 :  Ph.D. in Ankara University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Selim Selam, Dr. Thomas H. Dall. (with the thesis titled “Discriminating Different Velocity Fields in Cool Stars: Overcoming the Challenges in the Discovery of Exoplanets")
- 2002 - 2006 : B.Sc., Ankara University Faculty of Science, Astronomy and Space Sciences Department, Honors Degree with the Highest Ranking in the Department

Professional Service
- 2007 - 2014 :  Staff Member (specialist astronomer) at Ankara University Observatory
- 2014 - Present : Assistant Professor in Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Astronomy & Space Sciences Department

-  Baştürk, Ö.; Zola, S.; Liakos, A.; Nelson, R. H.; Gazeas, K.; Özavcı, İ.; Yılmaz, M.; Şenavcı, H. V.; Zakrzewski, B., 2015, “The absolute parameters of the detached eclipsing binary V482 Per”, New Astronomy, 41, 42
- Baluev, Roman V.; Sokov, Evgenii N.; Shaidulin, Vakhit Sh.; Sokova, Iraida A.; Jones, Hugh R. A.; Tuomi, Mikko; Anglada-Escudé, Guillem; Benni, Paul; Colazo, Carlos A.; Schneiter, Matias E.; D'Angelo, Carolina S. Villarreal; Burdanov, Artem Yu.; Fernández-Lajús, Eduardo; Baştürk, Özgür; Hentunen, Veli-Pekka; Shadick, Stan, 2015, “Benchmarking the power of amateur observatories for TTV exoplanets detection”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450, 3101
- Mislis, D.; Mancini, L.; Tregloan-Reed, J.; Ciceri, S.; Southworth, J.; D'Ago, G.; Bruni, I.; Baştürk, Ö.; Alsubai, K. A.; Bachelet, E.; Bramich, D. M.; Henning, Th.; Hinse, T. C.; Iannella, A. L.; Parley, N.; Schroeder, T., 2015, “High-precision multiband time series photometry of exoplanets Qatar-1b and TrES-5b”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 448, 2617
- Yılmaz, M.; Baştürk, Ö.; Özavcı, İ.; Şenavcı, H. V.; Selam, S. O., 2015, “The absolute parameters of two W UMa type binaries in Ursa Majoris”, New Astronomy, 34, 271
Basturk, O.; Bahar, E.; Senavci, H. V.; Kilicoglu, T.; Ozavci, I.; Burdanov, A.; Yilmaz, M.; Caliskan, S.; Tezcan, C. T.; Yorukoglu, O.; Ozkeles, A.; Izci, D. D.; Gumus, D.; Avci, Z.; Ozturk, D.; Selam, S. O.; Ekmekci, F.; Albayrak, B., 2014, “Times of Minima of Eclipsing Binaries and Mid-Transit Times of Transiting Exoplanets”, IBVS, 6125
- Çalışkan, Ş.; Latković, O.; Djurašević, G.; Özavcı, İ.; Baştürk, Ö.; Cséki, A.; Şenavcı, H. V.; Kılıçoğlu, T.; Yılmaz, M.; Selam, S. O., 2014, “Photometric Analysis of Overcontact Binaries AK Her, HI Dra, V1128 Tau, and V2612 Oph”, The Astronomical Journal, 148, 126
- Nelson, R. H.; Şenavci, H. V.; Baştürk, Ö.; Bahar, E., 2014, “BI CVn - A spotted, overcontact, type-W eclipsing binary”, New Astronomy, 29, 57
- Şenavci, H. V.; Yílmaz, M.; Baştürk, Ö.; Özavcı, İ.; Çalíşkan, Ş.; Kılıçoǧlu, T.; Tezcan, C. T., 2014, “A Tale on Two Close Binaries in Pegasus”, Baltic Astronomy, 23, 123
- Djurašević, G.; Baştürk, Ö.; Latković, O.; Yılmaz, M.; Çalışkan, Ş.; Tanrıverdi, T.; Şenavcı, H. V.; Kılıçoğlu, T.; Ekmekçi, F.; 2013, Photometric Analysis of HS Aqr, EG Cep, VW LMi, and DU Boo, The Astronomical Journal, 145, 80
- Ekmekçi, F.; Elmaslı, A.; Yılmaz, M.; Kılıçoğlu, T.; Tanrıverdi, T.; Baştürk, Ö.; Şenavcı, H. V.; Çalışkan, Ş.; Albayrak, B.; Selam, S. O., 2012,, “Physical parameters of some close binaries: ET Boo, V1123 Tau, V1191 Cyg, V1073 Cyg and V357 Peg”, New Astronomy, 17, 603
Baştürk, Ö.; Dall, T. H.; Collet, R.; Lo Curto, G.; Selam, S. O., 2011, Bisectors of the HARPS Cross-Correlation-Function. The dependence on stellar atmospheric parameters, A&A, 535 
- Djurasevic, G.; Yilmaz, M.; Baştürk, Ö.; Kilicoglu, T.; Latkovic, O.; Caliskan, S., 2011, Physical Properties of Close Binaries: QX And, RW Com, MR Del and BD +07 3142, A&A, 525, 66 
- Selam, S.O.; Baştürk, Ö.; Elmasli, A.; Senavci, H.V.; Albayrak, B.; 2009, Light Curve and Period Analysis of the Binary System V502 Ophiuchi (in Turkish), Cankaya University Journal of Arts and Sciences, Issue:12, 151 
- Yilmaz, M.; Baştürk, Ö.; Alan, N.; Senavci, H. V.; Tanriverdi, T.; Kilicoglu, T.; Caliskan, S.; Celik, L.; Aydin, G.; Cakan, D , 2009, New Times of Minima of Some Eclipsing Binary Stars and Maxima of Pulsating  Stars, IBVS, 5887
- Kilicoglu, T.; Baştürk, Ö.; Senavci, H. V.; Yilmaz, M.; Tanriverdi, T.; Alan, N.; Sipahioglu, S.; Aydin, G.; Celik, L.; Caliskan, S., 2007, Photoelectric Minima of Some Eclipsing Binary Stars, IBVS, 5801 
- Senavci, H. V.; Tanriverdi, T.; Torun, E.; Elmasli, A.; Kilicoglu, T.; Cinar, D.; Sipahioglu, S.; Alan, N.; Colak, T.; Yilmaz, M.; Ulus, N. D.; Baştürk, Ö.; Caliskan, S.; Aydin, G.; Ekmekci, F.; Albayrak, B.; Selam, S. O., 2007, Photoelectric Minima of Some Eclipsing Binary Stars, IBVS, 5754 
- Aksu, O.; Ozavci, I.; Yuce, K.; Tanriverdi, T.; Senavci, H. V.; Yilmaz, M.; Kara, A.; Kaya, F.; Helvaci, M.; Cetintas, C.; Cinar, D.; Ozuyar, D.; Baştürk, Ö.; Aydin, E.; Atlagan, O.; Sener, H. T.; Kabadayi, O.;Yelkenci, K.; Evin, B.; 2005, Photoelectric Minima of Some Eclipsing Binary Stars, IBVS, 5088

Grants, Academic Awards and Distinctions

- Teaching Assistant in the "Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop 2012" held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena USA, July, 2012, travel and accommodation grant
- European Southern Observatory Director General Discrete Fund (ESO-DGDF)  with the project titled “Discerning planets, magnetic fields, stellar pulsations and their interactions in the era of ultra-stable spectrographs" for the period March 15-July 14, 2011 as a Ph.D. Student in ESO Headquarters in Garching by Munich
- Ph.D. Scholarship from TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) for five years covering the period August 2006-September 2011
- Graduated with the highest ranking in Astronomy and Space Sciences Department in 2006 with  91.95/100 GPA

Conference Presentations (Latest Four)
Baştürk, Ö., Hinse, T.C., Özavcı, İ., Yörükoğlu, O., Selam, S.O., 2014, “Defocused Observations of Selected Exoplanet Transits with T100 in TÜBITAK National Observatory of Turkey (TUG)”, Oral Contribution, 8 – 12 September 2014, Living Together: Planets, Host Stars, and Binaries Conference, Litomysl, Czech Republic, ASP Conference Series, Vo. 496, 370
Baştürk, Ö.; Hinse, T. C.; Özavcı, İ.; Tezcan, C. T.; Şenavcı, H. V.; Burdanov, A.; Yörükoğlu, O.; Orhan, R.; Selam, S. O., 2014, “High precision defocused observations of planetary transits”, CoSka, 43, 402, Proceedings of the “Observing techniques, instrumentation and science for metre-class telescopes” conference, 23 – 26 September 2013, Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia
Baştürk, Ö., Selam, S.O., Dall, T.H., Discriminating Different Velocity Fields in Cool Stars: Overcoming the  Challenges in the Discovery of Exoplanets, (in Turkish), 17th National Astronomy Congress, Cukurova  Universitesi, August 31-September 4, 2010 
Baştürk, Ö., Comparative Analyses of Turkish National Observatory RTT-150 Coude Echelle Spectra of  Deneb (Alpha Cygni), ASTROCAM School, Young Stellar Objects: from cool stars to exoplanets, Madrid, SPAIN, June 29 - July 3, 2009

Conference Posters (Latest Four)
- Latkovic, O.; Çalişkan, c.; Djurasevic, G.; Özavci, I.; Baştürk, Ö.; Cseki, A.; cSenavci, H. V.; Kilicoglu, T.; Yilmaz, M.; Selam, S. O., 2015, “Modeling and Period Study of the Overcontact Binary V1128 Tau”, 8 – 12 September 2014, Living Together: Planets, Host Stars, and Binaries Conference, Litomysl, Czech Republic, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 496, 215
- Bahar, E., Senavci, H.V., Basturk, O., “A Python-based GUI Software to Calculate Minima and Maxima Times: Xtrema”, 8 – 12 September 2014, Living Together: Planets, Host Stars, and Binaries Conference, Litomysl, Czech Republic, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 496, 288
Baştürk, Ö.; Özavcı, İ.; Bourdanov, A.; Hinse, T.C.; Şenavcı, H.V.; Tezcan, C.T.; Selam, S.O., 2013, Exoplanet Studies in Ankara University Kreiken Observatory, Science with Small Telescopes Workshop, Istanbul University, 9-10 May, 2013, Istanbul
- Feiden, Greg; Guinan, E.; Boyajian, T.; Kok, Y.; Baştürk, Ö.; Roberson, A.; Ribas, I., 2011, Mining the Kepler Mission Database: Rotations, Starspots, Ages and Possible Tidal Interactions of Stars with Close-in Planets, American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting 217, 140.18; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43

Skills and Languages
- Proficiency in both written and spoken English. (267/300 in computer based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam in 2006, 92/100 in Governmental Staff Language Exam in 2008)
- Intermediate level French (Highest ranking in class in Centre Culturel Français French courses in Ankara)
- Competent user of Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF) for both spectroscopic and photometric reductions
- Competency in Python (developed a bisector analysis code to be used in the analysis for the Ph.D. project) and experience in C programming languages
- Experience in IDL for data visualization
- Knowledge of Period04 for Fourier analysis and Phoebe (PHysics of Eclipsing BinariEs) for light curve analysis of eclipsing binary stars
- Ability to use and mount small telescopes, and deal with some basic instrumental problems in them