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Feza Gürsey
Born (1921-04-07)April 7, 1921
Died April 13, 1992(1992-04-13) (aged 71)
New Haven, Connecticut
Fields Mathematical Physics
Alma mater

Feza Gürsey (April 7, 1921 – April 13, 1992) was a Turkish mathematician and physicist. Among his most prominent contributions to theoretical physics, his works on the Chiral model and on SU(6) are most popular.


Awards and honors

  • 1969 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Science Award
  • 1977 Oppenheimer Award together with Sheldon Glashow
  • 1977 A. Cressey Morrison Prize together with R. Griffiths in Natural Sciences
  • 1979 Einstein Medal
  • 1981 Collège de France Award
  • 1984 Honorary title of "Commendatore" by Italy
  • 1986 Wigner medal administered by the Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation
  • 1989 Award of Association of Turkish - American Scientists and Engineers
  • 1990 Galatasaray Foundation Award

The Feza Gürsey Institute in Istanbul and Feza Gürsey Science Center in Ankara are named in his honor.

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