Bülent Atalay

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Bülent Atalay
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Born Ankara, Turkey
Residence United States
Nationality Turkish, American
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Mary Washington

Bülent Atalay is a Turkish-American author, scientist, and artist.

Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1940, Atalay is the author of the best selling book, Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci, initially published in English by Smithsonian Books in 2004, and subsequently in eleven foreign languages. His new book, Leonardo’s Universe: the Renaissance World of Leonardo da Vinci, coauthored with Keith Wamsley, was released by National Geographic Books in late 2008, and immediately listed among Encyclopædia Britannica Blog's "Ten Must-Have Reference Books from 2008."

A theoretical nuclear physicist, he is the author of numerous technical articles in physics. He has been a professor of physics for four decades at the University of Mary Washington, an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.[1] He lectures around the world on his expertise in the "A-subjects" —art, archeology, astrophysics and atomic physics... while claiming little knowledge in the "B-subjects" — business, banking, biology...

An artist, his works have been exhibited in one-man shows in London and Washington D.C., and his books of lithographs — “Lands of Washington: Impressions Ink” and “Oxford and the English Countryside: Impressions of Ink” — were both published by Eton House in the 1970s, but are no longer in print.

Education[edit]

http://bulentatalay.com/about.htm

Books[edit]

  • B. Atalay and K. Wamsley Leonardo's Universe: The Renaissance World of Leonardo da Vinci (National Geographic Books, 2009)
  • B. Atalay, Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci (Smithsonian Books, 2004)
  • B. Atalay, Oxford and the English Countryside: Impressions in Ink (Eton House, 1974)
  • B. Atalay, Lands of Washington: Impressions in Ink (Eton House, 1972)

A Selection of Technical Papers[edit]

  • B. Atalay, Organizing Chair and Editor; Yuval Ne'eman, Honorary Chair. Committee II: "Symmetry in Its Various Aspects: Search for Order in the Universe I " International Conference on the Unity of the Science XXI. Washington, DC (1997). Paragon House Publishing Co. Multiple Authors.
  • B. Atalay, Organizing Chair and Editor, Committee I: "Symmetry in Its Various Aspects: Search for Order in the Universe II." International Conference on the Unity of the Science XXII, Seoul, Korea (2000). Paragon House Publishing Co. Multiple Authors.
  • B. Atalay, Ed. M. Alonso, "Mathematical Model for the Origin of Life: The Emergence of Self-Replicating Molecular Systems." Organization and Change in Complex Systems, Paragon House Publishing Co. (1990). Multiple Authors.
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann and V. Privman, "United-Atom Projected Perturbation Theory for Homonuclear Diatomic Molecule," Phys. Lett., 65A, 193 (1978).
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann, "On the Characterization of Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theories," Phys. Lett. A66, 433 (1978).
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann, A. Zelicoff, "Perturbation Theory for Projected States in the Pairing Force Model, III. The Problem of Spurious States, Nucl. Phys. A295, 204 (1978).
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann, "Realization of the Transformation Operator in the Jansen-Byers Brown Perturbation Theory for Exchange Interactions," Chem Phys. Lett. 45, 487 (1977).
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann, "Simple Non-Hermitian Choices for the Standardization Operator in Projected Perturbation Theory," Phys. Lett. 60A, 269 (1977).
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann, "A Note on the Jeziorski-Piela Perturbation Theory," Acta Physica Polonica, A51, 275 (1977).
  • B. Atalay, A. Mann, "Perturbation Theory for Projected States in the Pairing Force Model, II. The Problem of Convergence," Nucl. Phys. A238, 70 (1975).
  • B. Atalay, D. M. Brink, A. Mann, "Perturbation Theory for Projected States in the Pairing Force Model," Nucl. Phys. A218, 461 (1974).
  • B. Atalay, D. Brink, A. Mann, "A Product Form for Projection Operations," Phys. Lett. 46B, 145 (1973).
  • B. Atalay, Sir R.E. Peierls, A. Mann "Perturbation Theory for Projected States: II. Convergence Criteria and a Soluble Model," Proc. Roy. Soc. A335, 251 (1973).
  • B. Atalay, L. W. Chaio-Yap, "Intermediate Coupling Scheme Applied to the Odd-Mass Isotopes of Indium," Phys. Rev. 5C, 369 (1972).

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