With friends -- Bilkent University, Turkey

I entered the physics department at Bilkent University in 2004 and got my B.Sc. in 2008.  Bilkent is one of the best universities in Turkey!

View of Bosphorus from the Topkapi Palace

I moved to İstanbul in 2008 to do my masters at Koç University on a scholarship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).  I worked with Tekin Dereli on classical relativity. I defended my thesis titled “2+1 Dimensional Gravity Theories” in 2010.

Teaching kids about particle physics, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, USA

I came to the University of Washington (UW) in 2010 to do my Ph.D. in physics. I joined the particle theory group in 2011 and started working with Ann Nelson on particle phenomenology.  I finished my PhD in summer of 2015.

View from the New College Bell Tower, Oxford, UK

I was the Balzan Fellow at New College, Oxford in spring of 2015. I worked with John March-Russell.

Tevatron tunnel, Fermilab, IL

I worked at Fermilab as a postdoctoral researcher between 2015 and 2017.

Long Beach, CA

Currently I am a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Irvine. I continue to study the mysteries of our universe!