Oktay Sinanoğlu

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About Oktay Sinanoğlu
Oktay Sinanoğlu is a Turkish scientist specializing in theoretical chemistry and molecular biology.Sinanoğlu was born on February 25, 1935 in Bari, Italy where his father served as a consul general. In 1939 -by the commencement of World War II- the family returned to Turkey. In 1953, he attended TED Yenişehir Highschool in Ankara; after graduating he won a scholarship for chemistry education in the USA. In 1956, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in chemical engineering with the highest rank. In eight months, he graduated from MIT in 1957 with the highest degree. In two years, he finished his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1960, Sinanoğlu started working as an associate professor at Yale University. He authored the "Many-Electron Theory of Atoms and Molecules" in 1961 after solving a mathematical theorem that had been unsolved for 50 years. The same year, he earned the "Alfred P. Sloan" prize. Appointed professor in 1963 at the age of 28, he became the youngest person in the past century at Yale to attain the status of full professor. He got his second life-long chair in Yale in Molecular Biology. Sinanoğlu was the first to earn the Alexander von Humboldt's Science Prize in 1973. In 1975, he won Japan's International Outstanding Scientist award. In the 1980s, he construed methods, then considered revolutionary, for predicting chemical behavior using simple pictures and periodic tables, and took his place in the Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 1993, he moved to Turkey to teach at the Yıldız Teknik Universitesi, and officially retired at the age of 67. His scientific research efforts continue. He received several international and local awards concerning his scientific and social contributions and efforts. He has been to Asia and Latin America. He tried to establish communication between Japan, India and Turkey. Because of his efforts, he was given the title "Special Emissary" to Japan. He worked for improvements in education and purified language in Turkey for most of his life and strove to form a 'conscious generation'. He is an active 'protector' of the Turkish language. In his words: "Educating a nation without a national language is like committing suicide."

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2. Mehmet Haberal 47293
3. Mimar Sinan 35016
4. Türkan Saylan 28290
5. Harun Parlar 18175
6. Oktay Sinanoğlu 13161
7. Cahit Arf 8748
8. Ali Bardakoglu 4508
9. Ahmet Taner Kışlalı 2139
10. Ilber Ortayli 1449

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23. Adolfo Lutz 16000
24. Vital Brasil 16000
25. Henri Coanda 13556
26. Alfred Nobel 13529
27. Oktay Sinanoğlu 13161
28. M. Visvesvarayya 12531
29. Ferdowsi 12438
30. Miguel Nicolelis 12000
31. Marin Drinov 10571

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