Zafer  Gedik

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences


    Bilkent University, Department of Physics (M.S., 1989; Ph.D., 1992) Middle East Technical University (METU), Physics Department (B.S., 1987) Ankara Fen Lisesi (1984)

Work Experience

    Bilkent University (1987 – 2002) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg MD, U.S.A (2002) CNR Istituto di Cibernetica, Naples, Italy (1997) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, U.S.A. (1993 – 1994) IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland (1990)

Areas of Interest

  • Theory of quantum information and quantum computation, fundamentals of quantum mechanics.


  • Turkish Physical Society


  • Young Scientist Award – Turkish Academy of Sciences, TÜBA  2002
  • Research Encouragement Award – METU Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Education and Research Foundation  2001
  • Scientia Europaea, Institut de France, Academie des Sciences, –  1998
  • Encouragement Prize, – The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, TÜBİTAK  1996