About Ahmet

Bio

I am a graduate student at Bilkent University. My research area is robust and reliable synthesis of nanomaterials using operations research.

For more information: http://bilkent.edu.tr/~yukselturk

Languages

English, Turkish, Russian

TED Conference

TEDGlobal 2010

An idea worth spreading

because different people will contribute to it in a different way.

I'm passionate about

Science, new ideas, new applications, new metaphors/analogies, meeting with people, listening to their stories, helping them.

Talk to me about

Your story - nanotechnology - operations research - interesting books - artificial intelligence - analogies

My TED story

2007 - Watched a TED talk for the first time
2008 - First subtitle translation
2010 - Attended TEDGlobal 2010
2011 - Became host of Turkish TED Conversations, Turkish Language Coordinator
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Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ahmet Yükseltürk
Posted about 2 years ago
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Ahmet Yükseltürk
Posted about 2 years ago
Shall we introduce ourselves?
Nice to meet you too Aja. I will start reading the book today. I was reading "The development of academic freedom in the United States" by Richard Hofstadter and Walter Metzger and there were lots of references to Morison's book.
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Ahmet Yükseltürk
Posted about 2 years ago
What do you think about nanotechnology?
Every technology has side effects, researchers try to reduce risks. Regarding nanotechnology: countries and international organizations during last decade formed discussion groups, released reports, wrote articles. So far I think there is no consensus but people believe that solution lies in international cooperation and transdisciplinary approach. We should help them to develop flexible, good strategies.
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Ahmet Yükseltürk
Posted about 2 years ago
Shall we introduce ourselves?
• What's on your reading list right now? Samuel Eliot Morison - Three Centuries of Harvard • Where would you love your next travel destination to be? Saint-Petersburg • If you could witness any event past, present, or future, what would you choose? Manhattan Project
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Ahmet Yükseltürk
Posted over 2 years ago
Our bodies are amazing nano/micro electrical factories!
Hi Ariel, Interesting question. Here is an introductory article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomechanics I found some research groups: - Oscillations in human body: http://www.physics.lancs.ac.uk/research/nbmphysics/research.htm - http://www2.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/biomedeng/ Let's see what others will say.