A. Baha Balantekin



Who is A. Baha Balantekin?

Akif Baha Balantekin is an American and Turkish physicist.

He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1975 and received a Ph.D. from Yale University in the U.S. in 1982.

Balantekin is currently the Eugene P. Wigner Professor of Physics at Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been in Madison, WI since 1986. Prior to this he was the Eugene P. Wigner Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has served as the Chair of the University of Wisconsin Physics Department until 2011. He is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle and has been a visiting professor at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany; Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Japan.

His honors include:

⁕American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics Distinguished Service Award, 2010;

⁕Fellowships of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics of the U.K.;

⁕TUBITAK Science Prize in Physics, 2001;

⁕Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Mid-Career Award, 1997;

⁕Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Scientist Award, 1996;

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  • Turkey
  • United States of America
  • Yale University

on July 23, 2013


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