An honorary professor of Pamukkale University who donated an earthquake shaking table to Şemseddin Terzioğlu Earthquake Science and Engineering Laboratory at PAU, Prof. Dr. Ömer Aydan, headed the delegation, who visited PAU under his chairmanship and they held talks with Pamukkale University on cooperation issues. In addition, the delegation will also conduct scientific studies on Salda Lake and the Ancient City of Sillyon.
Pamukkale University Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Selçuk Yüksel, Head of the Department of Geology, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Halil Kumsar, PAU International Relations Coordinator Prof. Dr. Zeha Yakar and philanthropist businessman Şemseddin Terzioğlu attended the meeting which was held at PAU Social Facilities Guest House.
After the gift presentation made after the meeting, Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan and his accompanying delegation conducted investigations at Şemseddin Terzioğlu Earthquake Science and Engineering Laboratory located in PAU.
Rector, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan, Prof. Dr. Halil Kumsar and Şemseddin Terzioğlu received information about the earthquake shaking table installed here, from International Association of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Vice President Prof. Dr. Aydan.
Prof. Dr. Aydan: “The relationship between the formations on Mars and the formations in Lake Salda is being investigated.”
Prof. Dr. Ömer Aydan stated the following on the subject: “Rock mechanical phenomena on extraterrestrial planets are being studied in the International Association of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Union. NASA is also investigating the relationship between the formations on Mars and the formations in Lake Salda. We will do several sampling on Lake Salda with the research team from the University of Ryukyus. Here, it is emphasized that bacteria are important in the formation of rocks. This incident will be investigated. If a similarity is established between these formations in Lake Salda and the formations on Mars, it will be clear that there was a biological phenomenon on Mars in the past as well. One of the aims of this study will be to take a sample from Lake Salda and examine it to clarify this issue.”
Rector Prof. Dr. Kutluhan: "Our existing bilateral cooperation with the Ryukyus University of Japan will increase even more.”
After the meeting, Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan noted the following: "I am glad that we are together with our science delegation from Ryukyus University of Japan, and that we continue to produce science decisively as a productive university. In order to further increase the bilateral cooperation between Ryukyus University and PAU, we and Dr. Ömer Aydan and his team have discussed on very meaningful issues in the name of science. We are also proud that Pamukkale University is supporting such an important research. Cooperation with Ryukyus University aims to develop other scientific areas and increase projects beneficial to our country and humanity in science. I would like to take this opportunity to thank once again our Honorary Professor who donated an earthquake shaking table to our university, Prof. Dr. Ömer Aydan and our benefactor Şemseddin Terzioğlu, who did not spare his support in the acquisition of this center. I hope that the earthquake shaking table will make significant contributions to the studies conducted in this field in our country and contribute to the training of new researchers in the field of earthquake engineering.”