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High Energy and Plasma Physics

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There are many questions that need to be understood regarding evolution of the universe. High energy physics play an important role on this aspect. Born of the universe so-called “Big Bang” covers all the information-involved formation of everything (micro to macro scale). In order to discover and understand sub atomic particles and our universe we have to go all the way back in time, probably not to bing bangJ but as much close as possible. For the time being, Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located in CERN is the only machine to take this duty (the first billionth of a second of the Big Bang) to discover new physics and new particles such as Higgs, dark matter, dark energy, supersymmetry, and so on.  More information regarding CERN can be found here: http://cern.ch


There are four main experimental hall (CMS, ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE) located under the ground of 100-175 m in depth in CERN. CMS and ATLAS detectors are aiming to focus on mainly Higgs particle and new physics e.g. Beyond the Standart Model.


Our group has been taking some responsibilities on the part of the CMS experiment. We mainly work on the Forward Hadron Calorimeter (HF) system. For more info http://cms.web.cern.ch


(Research Team)

Prof. Dr. Mithat KAYA (Head of The Department of The High Energy and Plasma Physics)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlhan YAVUZ

Assis. Prof. Dr. Şölen BALCI Plasma Physics


Plasma Group

Prof. Dr. Necdet ASLAN (Yeditepe University Physics Department)


CERN-CMS Experiment

Prof. Dr. Yasar ONEL (Iowa University, Iowa, USA)

Prof. Dr. Erhan GÜLMEZ (Boğaziçi University)

Dr. Mikko VOUTILAINEN (Helsinki University, Finland)

TAUWER Experiment (The TAU-neutrino multitoWER Detector Experiment)

Prof. Dr. Maurizio IORI (Roma University “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy)

Prof. Dr. James RUSS (Carnigie Mellon Üniversitesi, Pittsburgh, USA )

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haluk Denizli (Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu)

Research Fields and Groups


Research Group on Experimental High Energy Physics (CERN-CMS experiments)

Forward Hadron Calorimeters in CMS

Inclusive Jet Cross-section

Jet Energy Resolution


Research Group on Astroparticle Physics (TAUWER Experiment)

Corsica Monte Carlo Simulations

Time of Flight and Cosmic flux Measurements


Research Group on Magnetohidrodinamics Plasma

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