In our continuing theme for this summer, we had another successful thesis defense today. Ufuk Aydemir defended his thesis, which contained three topics on physics beyond the standard model. His thesis advisor was John Donoghue. He wrote about the tests of general covariance that was done with Donoghue and Anber, on the work with Lorenzo Sorbo on dynamical four-form fields, and recent work on self-healing and new physics in effective field theories. His publications are here, and there are still more in the works. Congratulations Ufuk!