Oktay Sinanoğlu

Report
13161
20
Vote World Rank
26
Vote Turkey Rank
6

Country: Turkey

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."

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Oktay Sinanoğlu with your referrer link and earn 10 points

p: 1242

p: 102

p: 75

p: 55

p: 36

p: 27

p: 27

p: 26

p: 23

p: 12

Oktay Sinanoğlu Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

Turkey Scientists & Academicians Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
2. Mehmet Haberal 47291
3. Mimar Sinan 35016
4. Türkan Saylan 28290
5. Harun Parlar 16513
6. Oktay Sinanoğlu 13161
7. Cahit Arf 8727
8. Ali Bardakoglu 4508
9. Ahmet Taner Kışlalı 2139
10. Ilber Ortayli 1449

Scientists & Academicians Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
22. Carlos Chagas 16002
23. Adolfo Lutz 16000
24. Vital Brasil 16000
25. Alfred Nobel 13529
26. Oktay Sinanoğlu 13161
27. M. Visvesvarayya 12530
28. Ferdowsi 12438
29. Miguel Nicolelis 12000
30. Marin Drinov 10571

Oktay Sinanoğlu Photos

Today Overall Show All

Oktay Sinanoğlu Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 423 7871473
2 Romania 132 492194
3 South Korea 108 1692203
4 Brazil 101 4670900
5 Portugal 59 269651
6 India 58 3670755
7 Serbia 24 207420
8 Iran 22 4150560
9 Russia 22 1314702
10 United States of America 15 1417118
11 Syria 14 1385923
12 United Kingdom 12 883928
13 Germany 11 69703
14 Ukraine 9 226941
15 Israel 7 65668
16 Macedonia 5 948043
17 Poland 5 401476
18 Lebanon 4 540514
19 Bulgaria 4 322003
20 Jordan 1 516476
21 Iraq 1 849970
22 Pakistan 1 274454
23 Sri Lanka 1 8413
24 Sudan 0 147
25 Suriname 0 0
26 Swaziland 0 0
27 Sweden 0 22247
28 Switzerland 0 603121
29 United Arab Emirates 0 16055
30 Turkmenistan 0 4
31 Uganda 0 2
32 Uruguay 0 506
33 Uzbekistan 0 1
34 Vanuatu 0 0
35 Venezuela 0 740
36 Vietnam 0 0
37 Western Sahara 0 0
38 Yemen 0 112
39 Zambia 0 3
40 Zimbabwe 0 0
41 Colombia 0 12200
42 Palestine 0 150903
43 Panama 0 1
44 Papua New Guinea 0 0
45 Paraguay 0 13
46 Peru 0 1632
47 Philippines 0 617
48 Ireland 0 2249
49 Puerto Rico 0 1384
50 Qatar 0 0
51 Rwanda 0 0
52 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
53 Saint Lucia 0 0
54 Samoa 0 0
55 San Marino 0 0
56 Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
57 Saudi Arabia 0 767886
58 Senegal 0 0
59 Tajikistan 0 17777
60 Thailand 0 1139
61 Tanzania 0 2
62 Togo 0 0
63 Tonga 0 0
64 Trinidad and Tobago 0 35
65 Tunisia 0 40344
66 Seychelles 0 0
67 Sierra Leone 0 0
68 Singapore 0 1
69 Slovakia 0 11880
70 Slovenia 0 57
71 Solomon Islands 0 0
72 Somalia 0 32
73 Somaliland 0 0
74 South Africa 0 267
75 Spain 0 83236
76 Kazakhstan 0 228
77 Kenya 0 4
78 Kiribati 0 0
79 North Korea 0 0
80 Kosovo 0 2950
81 Kuwait 0 63815
82 Kyrgyzstan 0 93
83 Laos 0 0
84 Latvia 0 0
85 Lesotho 0 0
86 Liberia 0 3
87 Libya 0 143
88 Liechtenstein 0 0
89 Lithuania 0 35
90 Luxembourg 0 0
91 Macau 0 0
92 Madagascar 0 0
93 Malawi 0 0
94 Malaysia 0 11330
95 Maldives 0 3
96 Mali 0 0
97 Malta 0 311
98 Mauritania 0 0
99 Mauritius 0 0
100 Mexico 0 37800