|Bilkent Researchers on the
Cover of Nanotechnology
Hilmi Volkan Demir's Research
Group achieved solid-state white light generation using nanocrystal hybridization on light
emitting diodes, with tunable color properties for the first time in the world. The
article "White Light Generation Using CdSe/ZnS Core-Shell Nanocrystals Hybridized
with InGaN/GaN Light Emitting Diodes" by Demir's group members Sedat Nizamoğlu,
Tuncay Özel, Emre Sarı, and Dr. Hilmi Volkan Demir is highlighted as a featured article
on the hard cover of the prestigious journal NANOTECHNOLOGY (vol. 18, no. 6 in the issue
of 14 February 2007). NANOTECHNOLOGY is the first journal dedicated to all aspects of the
cutting-edge nanoscale science and technology from a multidisciplinary perspective and
currently one of the top journals at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Asst. Prof. Demir is working at the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical
and Electronics Engineering; his research group and labs are located at the Nanotechnology
Research Center and Advanced Research Laboratory. (continues)A Sensitive Exhibition from
TDP (Toplumsal Duyarlılık Projeleri / Community Projects) started the new semester with
a beautiful exhibition displaying children's hand-made works, pictures and photographs.
The exhibition, now on display next to the exhibition hall in FFB-22 (Faculty of Art,
Design and Architecture), will run until February 23. The works and pictures are all made
by the children during the workshops in the many schools around Ankara where TDP
volunteers. TDP volunteers
will be on hand at the exhibition to answer questions from interested Bilkenters. Their
purpose in opening an exhibition is to introduce all of the students to the work done by
TDP and to gain the attention of people interested in their work. They expect everyone
interested in community oriented activities to join them and work together.
Yeşim Şağban (IE/III)
A Streetcar Named Desire
The senior students in the department of Performing Arts in the Faculty of Music and
Performing Arts are staging the play Arzu Tramvayı (A Streetcar Named Desire) February
23, March 2 and March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Bilkent Theater Hall.
The famous American playwright Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and the
play brought Williams a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play highlights the cultural
clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski, and points out
conflicts between concepts including reality versus illusion and feminine versus
Ticket prices: 4.00 YTL (for students, instructors and Bilkent staff:
Detailed information: ext.1620
Ticket sales: ext.1775
Free transportation: From Sıhhiye (one hour before the performances) and
back to Sıhhiye.
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|News from the Student Council:
Winter Fest 2007
February 23 is a day for all Bilkenters to mark on their calendars. The
Winter Fest, organized by the Bilkent University Student Council, will take place on February
23, between 6 p.m. and 12 p.m. in front of the
Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences. Planned events include
artificial snow machine activities sponsored by the University Student Council, food and
drink and a surprise concert.
We encourage all of Bilkent to come out and boost their morale at the beginning of the
spring semester at Winter Fest. Our sponsors are DKNY, Starbucks, Salata Café-Ristorante,
and Burn. A warm atmosphere is waiting for you!
The Student Council
Stress of Finals
Black and white photographs from Murad Gürzümar and his students depicting the stress
and turmoil associated with finals and the end of term are featured in an exhibit called
The images are powerful and stark as sleepless nights; half remembered lectures, furiously
scribbled notes and looming exams take their toll on the subjects in the photos.
Murad Gürzümar, an instructor in the Graphic Design Department organized the exhibit
featuring 54 photographs from 47 students taking GRA 225, Introduction to Visual
Techniques. The exhibit runs until February 21, and can be visited at the
Siyah & Beyaz art gallery. Gallery hours are: 11 a.m. to 7
You may also visit Murad Gürzümars web site: http://community.webshots.com/
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