Award to President Şeker from Turkish Physical Society
Turkish Physical Society (TFD) presented the 2023 Turkish Physical Society Public Special Honor Award to TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker.
The Turkish Physics Association International Physics Congress, supported by TÜBA, was held at the Bodrum Municipality Herodot Culture Center in cooperation with the Turkish Energy, Nuclear and Mining Research Agency (TENMAK), TÜBİTAK, Istanbul University, Türkiye Temel Bilimler Araştırma Vakfı (TTBAV) and Istinye University.
A total of 514 scientists and students attended the Physics Congress, including 24 invited speakers. Among the applications made to the congress, 189 oral papers and 64 posters were presented at the congress as a result of the evaluations of the scientific committee members.
Mehmet Fatih Kacır, the Minister of Industry and Technology, who could not attend the opening ceremony of the 39th International Physics Congress, was delivered the award to President Şeker. Stating that he was honored to receive the Special Honor Award of the Turkish Physical Society, President Şeker said, "Our Minister Fatih Kacır could not attend the congress due to his guests from abroad. While receiving the award on his behalf, I also convey his thanks and greetings to you."
Speaking about the importance of basic sciences, Şeker said: "This international congress provides an excellent platform for professionals from around the world to come together to discuss their views, share their findings and explore potential areas of collaboration. I firmly believe that the collaborations that are taking place here, and the foundations that will be laid, will not only promote scientific advances, but will also enhance international understanding and strengthen ties. As we move forward in the 21st century, the challenges we face will become increasingly complex and require solutions that harness the full power of science and technology. Physics will be at the center of these efforts, providing the tools, understanding and insight necessary to address issues ranging from energy and climate change to healthcare and space exploration."
Baki Akkuş, President of the Turkish Physical Society, said: "As the Turkish Physical Society, we believe that in the second century of our Republic, our country will stand out in the race in the fields of science, technology and development and will definitely achieve the success it deserves."