Within the scope of the 6th International Career Week organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Graduate Communications and Career Research Directorate (MİKA) in collaboration with faculty members and experts in EMU, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Chemistry hosted famous Turkish physicist Prof. Dr. Bayram Tekin from the Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Physics.
EMU Physics and Chemistry Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı read Prof. Dr. Bayram Tekin’s background before inviting him to the stage. Prof. Dr. Tekin then delivered the talk titled “The Importance of Science in Today’s World”. The presentation that took place at the Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall was attended by EMU students and academicians as well as students and teachers from the Nicosia and Famagusta Turkish Maarif Colleges.
Prof. Dr. Tekin started his talk in an interactive manner by asking the audience “What do you think is the most important scientific discovery?” Throughout the talk he spoke about physics by providing examples from daily life. The audience was in awe of Prof. Dr. Tekin who spoke about difficult concepts such as black holes in a flowing and humorous manner. Prof. Dr. Tekin was very good at relaying information and his general knowledge was very impressive as well as his deep love for his field, communication with the audience and bilingual (English and Turkish) delivery.
Prof. Dr. Tekin’s talk received a great deal of attention from the audience. At the end of the talk Prof. Dr. Tekin carefully listened to and answered audience questions. The event ended with EMU Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan and Department of Physics and Chemistry Chair Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı presenting Prof. Dr. Tekin a plaque of appreciation.
Who is Prof. Dr. Bayram Tekin?
Prof. Dr. Bayram Tekin is a successful academician and scientist whose expertise is Mathematical Physics, Gravitation and Einstein’s theories. In 1994, he finished the advanced Physics class of METU’s Physics Department in 3 years. After completing his doctorate on High Energy Physics and Gravitation at Minnesota University he became a research assistant at Oxford University and Brandeis University for two years each where he also delivered classes. He has received the Turkey Academy of Science Young Scientist Award and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Science and Incentive Award as well as being chosen as METU’s educator of the year. He has over 70 articles and a book in the international arena (Metric Theories of Gravity: Perturbations and Conservation Laws). In the field of gravitation theory he has formulae that can be found in literature under his name. He is an academic staff member of METU’s Department of Physics where he has been since 2004. He is known as the person who made METU students fall in love with physics.