Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ruhi Uman studied Physics at Perugia University (Italy) and completed his Master’s Degree in Physics in 1993. Uman studied the composition of cosmic rays at the LNGS underground laboratories in Italy and completed his PhD studies in experimental particle physics at Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany, in 2001. He served also at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) Switzerland and at Fermilab (USA). He joined the international LVD, Crystal Barrel and E835 experiments. The subject of his research is the investigation of the physics beyond the standard model of baryons and mesons, and in particular the research of lueballs, hybrids and tetra-quarks. He investigates the possible production mechanisms of these exotic states like proton-antiproton annihilations and J/psi meson decays. He also worked on data calibration, Monte Carlo simulation and contributed to the development of the offline programs. His main interest is Partial Wave and Dalitz plot Analysis. By using these metods he determines the properties, like the spin and the mass and of observed exotic states. His major contribution in light quark spectroscopy is the confirmation of the main glueball candidate f0(1500), and the observation of f0(1770) in proton-antiproton annihilation.Uman, besides the research studies and experiments in Europe, worked also as a PostDoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA). Before coming to Near East University he was appointed to Assistant Professor in 2011 and to Associate Professor in 2013 at Dogus University in Istanbul.
Ismail Ruhi Uman is a member of the COMPASS experiment at CERN and BESIII collaboration in Beijing (China). He contributes also to the Turkish Accelerator Center project which is supported by the State Planning Organization of Turkey.