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Brief Biography:

A. Övgün was born in 1988 in Cyprus. He graduated from  Girne 19 Mayıs Türk Maarif Koleji in 2005 

He attended İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey as an undergraduate, earning a B.Sc. in Physics in 2010
under the advisor of 
Prof. Dr. Durmuş Ali Demir.  

After spending one year visiting Ph.D. student in astroparticle physics by 
SEPnet Ph.D.  Scholarships in 2011 at the  University of Southampton, England, he returned to Eastern  Mediterranean University (EMU), North Cyprus, then he received his M.Sc. in 01/2013 (1.5 years).

Next he got a Ph.D.  degree in Physics from the EMU working with Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy (Halil)  and Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı in 06/2016 (3.5 years). During his master's and doctoralstudies, he worked as a full-time research assistant. After his Ph.D,  he worked  as a Part-time Physics lecturer for a year at EMU.

Afterwards he is awarded a
 FONDECYT Postdoctorado 2017- Grant  with ProfJoel Saavedra to continue his research for 3 years at the Instituto de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Valparaíso, Chile as a Postdocs Researcher.

He was a short-term visitor at 
TH Division, Physics Department, CERN
Switzerland in October 2017.  Then he became a Research  Visitor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, and also at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics,  Canada in  January and February 2018.  Next, he was visitor at California State University, Fresno in April 2018. Then  he  was a visitor at Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics in  April/May. In July, he attended to PITP2018 at The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. 

He is a visiting 
Assistant professor at Eastern  Mediterranean University, North Cyprus.


He is a member of American Physical Society (APS)Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and  European Physical Society (EPS).

He is one of the co-founders of Bumblebee Institute for Advanced Study.