A. M. Harun-ar-Rashid
A. M. Harun-ar-Rashid
|Died||9 October 2021 (aged 88)|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
University of Glasgow
|Institutions||University of Dhaka|
University of Texas, Austin
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Islamabad
|Thesis||Low energy K-meson-nucleon scattering and elastic scattering and the elastic scattering of pions by alpha-particles (1961)|
|Doctoral advisor||B.H. Bransden|
Early life and educationEdit
Rashid was born in a village of Barisal district. His father Moksud Ali was the first person to have received postgraduate education in science. Rashid earned his BSc and MSc in physics from University of Dhaka in 1953 and 1954 respectively. He then completed his PhD from University of Glasgow in theoretical physics in 1960.
Rashid joined the University of Dhaka as a lecturer of the Department of Physics. He became a full professor in 1972. He was the founder and chairman of the Department of Theoretical Physics in the University of Dhaka in 1975. He became chairman of the department in 1979. In 1993, he was named Bose Professor of Physics. He served as a Professor of Theoretical Physics and director of Institute of Physics, University of Islamabad from 1967 to 1971.
He served as the Director of Computer Center (now the Institute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka) in the University of Dhaka.
He was a visiting professor at the Institute für Theoretische Kernphysik, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, University of Texas, Austin and University of California, Los Angeles.
He was a senior scientific officer and principal scientific officer, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission from 1962 to 1967. He served as the vice president of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh from 1992 to 1993.
Honors and awardsEdit
- Physicist and science writer Harun-ar-Rashid no more, The Financial Express, 9 October 2021
- "Prof. a.m. Harun-ar-Rashid". The Daily Star. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
- "Professor A.M. Harun-ar-Rashid". Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2011.