Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Arts and Sciences organised a farewell ceremony for Physics Department academic staff member Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy on his retirement. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel, Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Aktuğlu, Vice Rector for Social and Cultural Affairs Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan, Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora and Head of Physics and Chemistry Departments Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı, faculty members and students attended the ceremony.
“You are One of the Important Parts of the Faculty”
Speaking at the ceremony, Head of Physics and Chemistry Departments Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı drew attention to Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy's devotion to physics and his contributions to the world literature and EMU. Prof. Dr. İzzet Sakallı stated that Halilsoy will never retire from research and science. Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan stated that Faculty of Arts and Sciences is one of the first faculties of the university and Prof. Dr. Halilsoy is one of the first academicians of the said faculty. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Özarslan said "Prof. Dr. Halilsoy provided great service to our faculty. He is a great lecturer from whom we always get inspired. There is retirement only in official dimension. Yet, retirement does not exist in science. Prof. Dr. Halilsoy will continue to be with his students and conduct research. Thank you for being one of the most important parts of this faculty ”.
“He Brought Up Many Professors”
In his speech, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın stated that they are proud of Prof. Dr. Halilsoy's work. Prof. Dr. Hocanın added that Halilsoy has brought up many academicians and professors in addition to the research activities he has conducted at EMU for 30 years. Prof. Dr. Hocanın wished Prof. Dr. Halilsoy success in his new life. After the speeches, Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın presented Prof. Dr. Halilsoy a unique frame made of Lefkara Lace for his services to the university. Dean Prof. Dr. Özarslan also presented Prof. Dr. Halilsoy a plate of appreciation and Head of Department Prof. Dr. Sakallı presented Prof. Dr. Halilsoy a silver plate containing Halilsoy's equation, which was published in one of the most important academic journals in the field of physics.
The ceremony continued with the screening of a film consisting of the photographs of Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy taken throughout his career, the video messages of his graduates and colleagues. Then Prof. Dr. Halilsoy gave a lecture on general relativity. Drawing attention to the importance of gravitation and scientists working on this subject for world science, Prof. Dr. Halilsoy expressed his pride and happiness for having a special place in EMU’s history as he is the owner of the first SCI Physics publication in EMU.