Department of Physics

About the Department

The Department of Physics at Izmir University of Economics was established in 2017 with a founding staff. Our vision can be described as understanding the nature we live in, getting the necessary education for this, learning to think analytically, and getting to students a critical perspective.

In recent years, developments in Fundamental Sciences have been followed with an astonishing interest. Especially many new discoveries are made in the field of Physics that's main purpose is to understand the workings of nature and to create its mathematical model. The discovery of the Higgs boson, which is responsible for the mass of particles, in ATLAS and CMS, which are CERN experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, is one of them (https://youtu.be/L6AN6UwTTjU, https://youtu.be/Ztc6QPNUqls). On the other hand, without the developments in superconductivity in Condensed Matter Physics, these experiments would not have been possible.

This collider and experiment, which we have given as an example, is one of the most extremum points reached by science and technology today. On the other hand, Physics has pioneered the development of new technologies before and has made great contributions. Advances in the electromagnetism, and nuclear physics fields led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, mobile phones, domestic appliances, and nuclear power plants. Previously, advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization. Considering the potential of studies in the field of physics to cause the birth of brand-new technologies that can change society, it can be said that research and education in this field is a necessity.

İzmir University of Economics has the vision that to contribute to the rapid development of Turkey, as well as to be an outstanding higher education institution that leads the society with universal quality education and scientific research, therefore, to accelerate this process, our university aims to contribute to physics education at the highest level. This is a requirement of participation, innovation, social responsibility, and perfectionism, which are the core values ​​of İzmir University of Economics. The aim of Department of Physics at İzmir University of Economics, is to train physicists who know the fundamental laws of the universe, have basic mathematical knowledge, can design experiments and have computer experience; successful in teamwork in research and industry projects, appreciate the contribution of the principles of physics to the development of other sciences and technologies, evaluate based on scientific principles and evidence; able to work as a researcher, teacher and technical staff.

The strengths of the Department of Physics can be listed as providing two foreign language education to students and taking courses from different faculties in the university.

Head of Physics Department
Prof. Dr. Abbas Kenan Ciftci
Room: A-507
Phone: +90 (232) 488 8346