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Turgay Uzer
Turkish scientist

Turgay Uzer

Turgay Uzer
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Intro Turkish scientist
Is Mathematician Scientist Physicist Chemist Theoretical physicist
From United States of America
Field Mathematics Science
Gender male
Birth 1 February 1952
Age 70 years
Star sign Aquarius
Residence Atlanta, USA
Harvard University
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Ahmet Turgay Uzer is a Turkish-born American theoretical physicist.

Regents' Professor Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology following Joseph Ford (physicist). He has contributed in the field of atomic and molecular physics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos significantly. His research on interplay between quantum dynamics and classical mechanics, in the context of chaos is considered to be novel in molecular and theoretical physics and chemistry.

Academic career

Turgay Uzer completed his bachelor's degree at Turkey's prestigious Middle East Technical University. According to Harvard University Library [1] his doctoral thesis was entitled "Photon and electron interactions with diatomic molecules." He defended his dissertation and graduated from Harvard University in 1979.

Before joining Georgia Tech in 1985 as an associate professor, he worked as a research fellow at University of Oxford 1979/81, Caltech 1982/1983, and as a research associate at University of Colorado 1983/85. Currently, he is a faculty member with the Center for Nonlinear Science and full professor of physics at Georgia Tech.

His research areas are quite broad, but he has focused on the dynamics of intermolecular energy transfer, reaction dynamics, quantal manifestations of classical mechanics, quantization of nonlinear systems, computational physics, molecular physics, applied mathematics.


Uzer was Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Foundation Fellow in 1993–1994 at Max Planck Institute, Munich.

Uzer is of Turkish origin and was also awarded the prestigious Science award for his contributions to physics from the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) [2] in 1998.

Selected publications


  • The Physics and Chemistry of Wave Packets, with John Yeazell at books.google
  • Lecture Notes on Atomic and Molecular Physics with Şakir Erkoç at books.google

Some of the seminal papers

Uzer has more than 80 referenced Journal articles, in a number of highly respected scientific journals.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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