PHYS 101 - General Physics I: Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012 (May the force be with you:).
PHYS 102 - General Physics II: Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013 (The force is an energy field
created by all living things, it surrounds us, it penetrates us, and it binds the galaxy together:).
PHYS 302 / ELEC 206 - Electromagnetism:Spring 2012, Spring 2013.
PHYS 403 / ELEC 403 - Solid State Physics:Fall 2011, Fall 2012.
PHYS 501 - Classical Mechanics: Fall 2009, Fall 2010.
PHYS 580/550 - Reading courses on (i) Ultracold Quantum Fields: Fall 2011 and Spring 2011; (ii) Superconductivity, Superfluids and Condensates: Fall 2012.
Current interest (Quantum phases of two-species Fermi-Fermi, Bose-Bose and
Bose-Fermi mixtures of atomic gases at ultracold temperatures):
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.
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.
Current group members: Enis Doko (PhD due 2015 - supported by TUBITAK 2215)
and Ahmet Tuna Bölükbaşı (Postdoc due 2014 - supported by TUBITAK 3501 and 2218).
Former group members: Selahattin Kalafat (MS defended
September 2012 - supported by Koç University - currently at Sabancı University for PhD).
Funding: My research is supported by a European Commission's
Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (FP7-PEOPLE-IRG-2010-268239),
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey's
Career Grant (TUBITAK 3501-110T839), 2215 Fellowship for Foreign
Citizens and 2218 National Postdoctoral Research Scholarship,
and the Turkish Academy of Science's TUBA-GEBIP award.
"Science and engineering differ in one central aspect: in science you gain power by telling people what you know, but in engineering, you gain power by preventing people from knowing what you know." (R. B. Laughlin)