HISTORY AND INTRODUCTION
The Department of Physics started offering courses in 1993. The lectures are held at the two Faculty buildings in the main campus of the University. There is an amphitheater with a capacity of 156 persons, a freshman laboratory and a classroom in one of the buildings. In the other building there are three amphitheaters (one has a capacity of 93 persons, and the others have 86 persons) and 4 undergraduate laboratories and 3 research laboratories for computational modelling, solid state and nuclear physics. In both of the buildings there are also offices for instructures and research assistants.
The undergraduate physics program, which includes one year preparatory course of English language, covers a four year of physics education. As of 2010, the number of students enrolled in our undergraduate physics program was about 236. Our graduate program in physics started offering cources in 1993, leading to the master of science (MSc) and PhD degrees. As of 2012, 23 students have already obtained their degrees in MSc and 16 students in PhD.
In our department there are six main research fields named Atomic and Molecular Physics, General Physics, Solid State Physics, Mathematical Physics, Nuclear Physics and High Energy and Plasma Physics. There is a total number of 20 instructors including 3 professors, 2 associative professors, 5 assitant professors and 10 research assistants.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The undergraduate physics program, which leads to a bachelor of science (BSc) degree in physics, aims to educate students with a mastery of basic physics concepts and to prepare them for careers in physics related jobs. Our graduates have career opportunities in a variety of fields in private sectors as well as in government related jobs. Students who choose to further their physics education are accepted into our graduate program.
The undergraduate program aims to educate students in order to:
- have a basic understanding of physical phenomena as well as a mastery of knowledge in the field of physics,
- be capable of working in research laboratories,
- encourage to pursue graduate studies.
THE RESEARCH INTERESTS OF OUR DEPARTMENT
- Quantum chemical calculations
- Simulation of two atom clusters
- Simulation of biomolecules
- Behavior of nanoparticles in amphifilic polymers
- Semiconductor nanoparticles, quantum wells and dots
- Particle physics and phenomenology
- Photonic crystals
- Nuclear structure theory
- Nuclear pre-equilibrium reactions
- Radioactivity measurements of environmental samples.