dr. Jorge Ovalle

Brief resume

PhD in Physics, Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela (Superstring)
Postdoc: University of Meryland, USA (Supergravity)
Full Professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar
Associate Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela
Visitor Researcher at Universitá di Bologna, Italy
Visitor Researcher at ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
Developed the Gravitational Decoupling & Minimal Geometric Deformation Approach.

Research interests

General Relativity. Black Holes. Gravity beyond General Relativity. Extra-dimensional


  • Undergraduate:

Basic courses (first five semesters): Physics I, Physics II, Physics III, Physics IV,
Mechanics, Laboratory I (Mechanics), Laboratory II (Electricity and Magnetism)
Laboratory III (Optics), Light and Visual Phenomena Laboratory (UMD, USA),
Physics of Music Laboratory (UMD, USA).

Advanced courses (last five semesters): Quantum Physics I, Quantum Physics II,
Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Classical Field Theory, General
Relativity, Topics in Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology.

  • Graduate:

General Relativity. General Relativity and Gravitation. Electrodynamics. Quantum Mechanics.
Supersymmetry and Supergravity.

List of grants

  • “Study on Compact and Inhomogeneous Astrophysical Distributions in the
    Braneworld”, UCV, Grant: CDCH N° 03.00.6041.2005.
  • “Study on Ultracompact Stellar Distributions in the Braneworld”, USB, Grant: S1-IN-CB-002-09

List of selected articles

  • J Ovalle “Decoupling gravitational sources in general relativity: From perfect to
    anisotropic fluids" Phys. Rev. D 95, 104019 (2017)
  • J Ovalle, F Linares ”Tolman IV solution in the Randall-Sundrum Braneworld”,
    Phys.Rev. D 88, 104026 (2013).
  • Jorge Ovalle, László Á. Gergely and Roberto Casadio, “Brane-world stars with
    solid crust”, Class. Quantum Grav. 32 045015(2015).
  • R. Casadio, J. Ovalle ,“Brane-world stars and (microscopic) black holes”
    Physics Letters B, 715, 251-255 (2012).
  • J. Ovalle. “Searching Exact Solutions for Compact Stars in Braneworld: a conjecture”
    Mod. Phys. Lett. A, Vol. 23, No. 38 (2008) pp. 3247-3263.


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