The Department of Physics was established in 1984. Students were admitted to the undergraduate program in 1984-1985 academic year and the department gave its first graduates in June, 1988. The graduate program in the Department of Physics was initiated in the fall semester of 1982-1983 academic year and starting from 2014-2016 academic year, our department offers a graduate program, for which the medium of instruction is English.
 In addition to teaching the basic concepts of physics to our students, our goal is to educate contemporary scientists and specialists who have good theoretical knowledge, and the abilitiy of scientific thinking and application at the technological level. It is to ensure that our department is ranked among the world’s good physics departments.
In order to have a good position in the rankings among the physics departments all over the world, our department offers several elective courses in electronics, computational physics and health physics, in addition to the core physics courses that provide basic field knowledge. The courses offered by our department cover all aspects of contemporary physics and are supported by laboratory practices as much as possible. Another main goal of our department is to contribute to our country’s academic staff needs by educating graduates pursuing Master of Science (M.S.) and/or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. In this context, research and studies are carried out in the following fields of physics: Solid State Physics, General Physics, Nuclear Physics, Mathematical Physics, High Energy and Plasma Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics.
Students who complete 240 ECTS credits by taking elective courses other than compulsory courses and laboratories during the course of study are graduated. Students with sufficient grade point averages can apply for "Double Major" and "Minor" programs at different departments of our university and have second diplomas and certificates.
Graduates of the Physics Department can become a researcher, manager, or trainer in various public institutions, private or public education institutions, and R&D departments of industrial health institutions.
Academic staff of our department is composed of 14 professors, 5 associate professors, 1 assistant professor, 1 instructor, 2 specialists ve 2 research assistant adding up to a total of 25 academicians. Five of the faculty members obtained their Ph.D. degrees abroad (in England and USA). Some of the faculty members carried out part of their Ph.D. studies abroad, and some went abroad for post-doctoral research. Our department is at the top row among the national universities with an average of 3 international scientific publications per faculty member.
In the department, there are faculty members who received following prestigious awards: TUBITAK Encouragement Award, TMMOB Serhat ÖZYAR Young Scientist Award, Erciyes University Research Honorary Award. There are also faculty members whose books are being used as text books in other universities. In addition to the projects supprted by national institutions like TÜBİTAK and EUBAP, our faculty members have been PI/Co-PI in the two NATO and one NSF research projects that are conducted at United States of America.
Departmental Capabilities
Classrooms with internet connection are equipped with the education technology (computer, projector, tablet screen, overhead projector) necessary for the execution of the courses; computer labs are equipped with enough computers; and student laboratories are equipped with modern appliances. In addition to the required courses in undergraduate program, a wide range of elective courses are offered to prepare students for different areas of study.
In our department, there are seven classrooms with a projection system and an internet line, and a seminar room with a projection system and internet connection.
Undergraduate Laboratories
The department has three training laboratories for mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, modern physics, and electronics experiments.
Physics Library
The department also has a departmental library, which serves for undergraduate and graduate students.
Research Group Rooms
In the department, there are four research group rooms equipped with computers, internet and telephone lines. Graduate students use these rooms to carry out their theoretical work particularly.
Research Laboratories
In our department, there are eight research laboratories, where solid-state physics research particularly is carried out.
Relations with Business World
As the basic scientific research is prioritized in our department, and unfortunately, demand for basic research is not yet at the desired level in the business world of our country, cooperation possibilities are naturally very low. In the event that the business world allocates sufficient resources for the basic research, important cooperation gateways will be opened within the scope of training of the personnel to be employed in the research and development departments and the joint projects.
Student activities
We have a Physics Student Club created and run by our current students. Through this club, our students organize social and cultural events. The knowledge and culture of our students are enhanced by inviting scientists, via this club, from other universities. A limited number of students are awarded scholarships and food scholarships through the Dean's Office.
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