Namik Kemal Pak#


Namik Kemal Pak
Homepage: http://www.physics.metu.edu.tr/Admission/ADM-146
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:pak 'at' metu.edu.tr
Membership Number:1484
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:TURKEY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:npak


Namik Kemal Pak passed away November 12, 2015.

Positions Held
  • Professor of Physics, Middle East Technical University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Standard model and beyond
  • Heavy quark physics
  • Rare decays
  • Lower and higher dimensional field theories (QCD in two dimensions, Chern-Simons Gauge field theories, Chiral Schwinger model)
  • Path integral quantization
  • Topological structures
  • Quantum anomalies
  • Monopoles
  • Chiral soliton dynamics
  • CP violation
  • Baryogenesis
  • Field theories in multiply-connected spaces
  • Anyons
  • Aharonov-Bohm effect
  • Extra space –time dimensions and symmetry structure (Hosotani mechanism)
  • Quantum entangelement and decoherence
  • Science-technology-innovation Policies
  • Philosophy and history of sciences

Honours and Awards
  • Awards:
    • Junior Science Prize of TUBITAK, 1979
    • Science Prize of TUBITAK, 1989
    • Distinguished Lifelong Service Award (for launching Internet in Turkey, and establishing the Research - Academic Network) Turkish Information Society
  • Memberships:
    • Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), since 1990
    • Academia Europaea, since 1993
    • Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA); elected 1993-resigned 11 Nov. 2011
    • Academy of Sciences, joined in 2012 (a status granted to those resigned from TUBA)
    • Associate Member of ICTP, in 1982-1990


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