Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Department colloquium

Date and time: 22 October 2014 (Wednesday), 3:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: How to do more with less in science education

Speaker: Prof. M. Shamsher Ali, Past President, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS)

About the speaker: Prof. M. Shamser Ali began his career as a scientific officer of Atomic Energy commission of Pakistan in 1961, did his Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics at Manchester University, UK. He served as a Chief scientific officer of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (1975-1982). After 1982 he served as a professor of physics at University of Dhaka. He was the founder vice-chancellor of Bangladesh Open University and Southeast University, President, Bangladesh Academy of Science (2004-2012). He was recipient of many awards noted among them are Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal (1985), Mother Teresa Gold medal, Jagdish Chandra Bose Gold Medal, TWAS regional prize for the popularization of science, TWNSO award for the promotion of the public understanding of science. He is also associated with Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1966-present). His basic research interests are (i) study of three body problem in nuclear Physics, (ii) Resonating group studies of light nuclei, (iii) Phenomenological studies of Alpha-Alpha Interaction, (iii) Study of equivalent local interactions, and Studies of the local and non-local Folding model for nuclear reactions.