A. NIHAT BERKER, Assistant Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Professor of Physics, Emeritus

EMAIL: anberker@mit.edu

PHONE: +90 216 483 9011

FAX: +90 216 483 9013


Sabanc─▒ University, Orhanl─▒-Tuzla
Istanbul 34956, Turkey


Area of Research

Condensed Matter Theory

Research Interests

Nihat Berker is best known for his research in statistical mechanics, especially on phase transitions applying renormalization group theory, with applications to surface physics and materials with defects.

Biographical Sketch

After graduating from Robert College, Nihat Berker received BS degrees in physics and chemistry from MIT in 1971. Nihat Berker received his PhD in physics at the University of Illinois in 1977. In 1988 he became a full professor of theoretical physics at MIT. Since 1999 he served as a professor and dean of the School of Sciences and Letters at Istanbul Technical University. After losing the president(rector) elections made in ITU, he left Istanbul Technical University. Between 2005 and 2009 he worked as a professor of physics at Koc University, Istanbul, after which he moved to Sabanci University. Currently he is the president of Sabanci University, Istanbul.

Selected Publications

A list of publications can be found here.

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