SEMINAR: The world of small things that shaped the Universe / Evreni şekillendiren küçüklerin dünyası
Seminar by Dr. Özhan Ünverdi on January 3, 2019 Thursday 15:30 at C-005
Although quantum mechanics was created to describe an abstract atomic world far removed from daily experience, its impact on our daily lives could hardly be greater. The spectacular advances in chemistry, biology, and medicine could not have occurred without the tools that quantum mechanics made possible. Without quantum mechanics there would be no global economy to speak of, because the electronics revolution that brought us the computer age is a child of quantum mechanics. So is the photonics revolution that brought us the Information Age. The creation of quantum physics has transformed our world, bringing with it all the benefits of a scientific revolution.
After completing his undergraduate study at the Faculty of Science and Letters in Ondokuz Mayıs University, he completed his MPhill and Ph.D. degrees in Department of Physics, Loughborough University. He started his academic career as a post-doctoral researcher at Bilkent University and continued his research in the area of surface science, low dimensional physics and nano materials at Sabancı University, Karlsruhe Institude of Technology, Yale University and Izmir Institude of Technology, respectively. In 2015 he was appointed to assistant professorship at Yaşar University. He is currently working as a full-time academician at Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical-Electronical Engineering.