PHYS 101 - General Physics I: Fall 2009, Fall 2010,
Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Fall 2018,
Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2022, Fall 2023
(May the force be with you. Kendi düşen serbest
düşer :)
PHYS 102 - General Physics II: Spring 2010, Spring
2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring
2016, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023, Spring 2024
(The force is an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us, it penetrates us, and it binds the galaxy together.)
PHYS 301 - Statistical Physics: Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2023.
PHYS 302 / ELEC 206 - Electromagnetism: Spring 2012, Spring 2013.
PHYS 312 / ELEC 403 - Advanced Electromagnetism: Spring 2010.
PHYS 401 - Quantum Mechanics I Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
PHYS 402 - Quantum Mechanics II Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
PHYS 403 / ELEC 403 - Solid State Physics: Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
PHYS 409 / PHYS 509 - Condensed Matter Physics I:
Spring 2014, Spring 2022. (Atomlar ve onları dizen parametrelerin zengin dünyası:)
PHYS 501 - Classical Mechanics: Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2024.
PHYS 503 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics I: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2019, Fall 2021.
PHYS 550 - Reading courses on (i) Ultracold Quantum Fields: Fall 2011 and Spring 2011; (ii) Superconductivity, Superfluids and Condensates: Fall 2012.
Research:
Current interest:
With the ultimate success of techniques for trapping and cooling
atoms developed and improved gradually since the 1980s, first atomic
Bose gases and then atomic Fermi gases have emerged as unique
testing grounds for many theories of exotic matter in nature,
allowing for the creation of complex yet very accessible and
controllable many-body quantum systems. These atomic systems
offer unique opportunities as opposed to condensed matter systems
in which the lack of precise experimental control has hindered
the development of techniques that could systematically probe
the effects of strong correlations. In particular, I am currently interest in
Many-body cold-atom physics in general (Hubbard models, superfluidity, BEC, etc.)
Atomic Fermi-Fermi, Bose-Bose and Bose-Fermi mixtures.
Topological phases of matter.
Artificial Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields.
Ph.D. work (BCS-BEC crossover): The focus of my Ph.D. research was on
the analysis of the BCS-BEC evolution in superfluid Fermi gases. When the
interaction between atoms is varied, the ground state evolves from
Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) limit of largely overlapping Cooper
pairs to the limit of tightly bound small composite molecules which
undergo Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). This is an important topic
of current research not only for the atomic and molecular physics
communities, but also for the condensed matter, nuclear, high energy
and astrophysics communities, where models for superfluidity have been
investigated in various contexts.
Group members: Here is the complete list of former and current MS/PhD students, Postdocs and Visitors.
Possibly You! - send me an email (2024-2027).
Dr. Aslı Tuncer Özdemir: Postdoc supported by AFOSR (2024-202x).
Nur Aslan: PhD supported by TUBITAK 1001. Switched advisors for another PhD position (2015-2016).
Dr. Onur Rıfat Umucalılar: Postdoc supported by TUBITAK 2232. Moved to Mimar Sinan University for a Faculty position (2014-2016).
Dr. Ahmet Tuna Bölükbaşı: Postdoc supported by TUBITAK 3501, 2218, 1001. Moved to UCLA for a second Postdoc (2012-2015).
Enis Doko: PhD supported by TUBITAK 2215 and Koç University. Moved to Ibn Haldun University for a Faculty position (2010-2016).
Selahattin Kalafat: MS supported by Koç University. Moved to Sabancı University for a PhD position (2010-2012).
Dr. Ahmet Levent Subaşı: A long-time friend/collaborator from Istanbul Technical University.
Funding: Here is the complete list of completed and ongoing projects.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant - AFOSR FA8655-24-1-7391 (2024-2027).
TUBITAK Research Grant - 1001 - 118F359 (2019-2021).
Science Academy's Young Scientist Awards (BAGEP) Program (2016-2018).
TUBITAK Research Grant - 1001 - 114F232 (2014-2017).
EC Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant - FP7-PEOPLE-IRG-2010-268239 (2010-2014).
TUBITAK Career Grant - 3501 - 110T839 (2011-2014).
Turkish Academy of Science's TUBA-GEBIP award (2011-2014).
M. Iskin, "Effective-mass tensor of the two-body bound states and the quantum-metric tensor of the underlying Bloch states in multiband lattices";
Phys. Rev. A 105, 023312 (2022);
see also arXiv:2109.06000.
M. Iskin, "The Tale of the Tail that Wags the Dog: Breaking Equality via Symmetry and Topology"; Koç University Frontier Magazine (2018), and its Turkish version
"Köpeği Sallayan Kuyruk Öyküsü: Simetri ve Topolojiyle Eşitliği Bozmak"; Fener
Magazine (2018).
M. Iskin, "Hofstadter-Hubbard model with opposite magnetic fields: Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer pairing and superfluidity in the nearly flat butterfly bands";
Phys. Rev. A 96, 043628 (2017);
see also arXiv:1709.00767.
E. Doko, A. L. Subaşı, and M. Iskin, "Interplay between Rashba spin-orbit coupling and adiabatic rotation in a two-dimensional Fermi gas";
Phys. Rev. A 95, 013601 (2017);
see also arXiv:1608.07110.
M. Iskin, "Topological superfluids on a square optical lattice with non-Abelian gauge fields: Effects of next-nearest-neighbor hopping in the BCS-BEC evolution";
Phys. Rev. A 93, 013608 (2016);
see also arXiv:1509.08219.
M. Iskin, "Spin-orbit coupling induced Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov-like Cooper pairing and skyrmion-like polarization textures in optical lattices";
Phys. Rev. A 88, 013631 (2013);
see also arXiv:1304.1473.
M. Iskin and A. L. Subaşı, "Topological superfluid phases of an atomic Fermi gas with in- and out-of-plane Zeeman fields and equal Rashba-Dresselhaus spin-orbit coupling";
Phys. Rev. A 87, 063627 (2013);
see also arXiv:1211.4020.
M. Iskin, "Mastering the Ultracold"; Koç University Frontier Magazine (2012), and its Turkish version
"Aşırı soğuğa hakim olmak ama neden?"; Fener
Magazine (2012) (translated mostly by E. D.).
M. Iskin and C. A. R. Sa de Melo, "Ultracold fermions in real or fictitious magnetic fields: BCS-BEC evolution and type-I--type-II transition";
Phys. Rev. A 83, 045602 (2011);
see also arXiv:1003.2405.
M. Iskin and C. A. R. Sa de Melo, "Exotic p-wave superfluidity of single hyperfine state Fermi gases in optical lattices";
cond-mat/0502148. [unpublished]
M. I. received a US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
(AFOSR) Grant for "Quantum-Geometric Effects in Three-Dimensional Flat-Band Superconductors" (January 2024).
M. I. is listed as one of 2024 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals (January 2024).
M. I. received a TUBITAK 1001 Grant for "Quantum geometry and topology with quantum gases" (January 2019).
M. I. appeared in the new TRT Belgesel documentary series Etme Bulma (May 2017).
N. A. switched advisors for another PhD position at Koç University (September 2016).
O. R. U. switched groups (August 2016), and moved to Mimar Sinan University for a Faculty position (May 2017).
A. T. B. joined the group as a postdoc (August 2012).
M. I. received the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye's "TUBITAK Basic Sciences Encouragement Award" (July 2012).
M. I. received the Turkish Physical Society's "Prof. Şevket Erk Young Scientist Award" (July 2012).
E. D. received the TUBITAK 2215 PhD Fellowship for Foreign Citizens (October 2011).
M. I. received the Turkish Academy of Science's "The Young Scientist (TUBA-GEBIP) Award" (May 2011).
E. D. joined the group as a PhD candidate (March 2011).
M. I. received the Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Türkiye's "TUBITAK 3501 Career Grant" for "Strongly
correlated condensed-matter phenomena with ultra-cold quantum
gases" (January 2011).
S. K. joined the group as an MS student (September 2010).
M. I. received the European Commission's "Marie Curie
International Reintegration Grant" for "Quantum phases of
Fermi-Fermi, Bose-Bose and Bose-Fermi mixtures of atomic gases at
ultracold temperatures" (May 2010).
M. I. started as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Koç University (September 2009).
"We came whirling out of nothingness scattering stars like
dust. The stars made a circle and in the middle we dance." (Rumi)
"I do not count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it
starts hurting. When I feel pain, that is when I start counting,
because that is when it really counts." (Mohammad Ali)