Metin Arik graduated from the Faculty of Science, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1969 with a Diploma degree in physics and minors in mathematics. He received his M.S. degree (1970) and Ph.D. degree (1974) from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. His research interests exemplified by over two hundred research articles cover a wide spectrum including high-energy physics, mathematical physics, and cosmology. He was a Research Associate at the Ohio State University (1974), Brookhaven National Laboratory (1974-1976), and the University of London (1976-1979). He is currently a Professor of physics at the Bogaziçi University where he started as an Assistant Professor in 1979. For the period from 1986 to 1992, he was a Professor of applied mathematics at the Istanbul Technical University. He is a Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and has served as the President of the Turkish Physical Society (1996-2000) and as the President of the Balkan Physical Union (2006-2009). He holds a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Ovidius University.
Biography Updated on 18 June 2012