Dear Minister N. Ergun,
We heard with surprise that there are plans to shut down the Feza Gürsey Institute for fundamental science. This institute has an important role in the international community of physics to educate young scientists and to show the strength of the Turkish scientific community to scientists in the rest of the world. It has been established in honour of prof. Feza Gürsey, who was a widely recognized expert in mathematical physics, especially on the role of symmetry in physics.
We hope that these plans can be canceled and that the Gürsey institute can remain as a center of research and education on theoretical and mathematical physics, in the interest of the Turkish and the international physics community.
Antoine Van Proeyen
Head of the division of Theoretical Physics, K.U. Leuven
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