Professor Sajjad Athar to head the Department of Physics at AMU
Prof Mohammad Sajjad Athar has been appointed as the Chairman, Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for a period of three years. He assumed the charge on November 5, Saturday.
Prof Sajjad Athar is associated with the world renowned Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), United States Department of Energy national laboratory specialising in high-energy particle physics and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai.
Professor Sajjad Athar is also member of the Snowmass Neutrino Collaboration, an international collaboration to bring a White paper on ‘Neutrino Physics’ in the United States; DUNE Collaboration, USA; Neutrino Panel of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and of an international collaboration of Neutrino Theory-Experiment (NUSTEC) Board.
Professor Sajjad Athar has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals including several papers with Nobel Prize in Physics (2015) recipient, Prof Takaaki Kajita and has co-authored the acclaimed scholastic book, ‘The Physics of Neutrino Interactions (Cambridge University Press, July 2020)’, an advanced text introducing neutrino physics with a theoretical framework for describing relativistic particles.
Professor Sajjad Athar has an extensive teaching and research experience extending over 27 years in the university and he has served on several important positions such as Coordinator, Innovation Council and Incubation Center; Coordinator, Selecting AMU Research Scholars for Anveshan: National Student Research Convention and Deputy-Coordinator, Committee for Universities with Potential for Excellence.
Professor Sajjad Athar is also a member of the Academic Programmes Committee and Green Energy Project of the university. The Physics Department of the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP), India was established in 1912.
The Physics Department of AMU has rich teaching and research traditions since its inception and the first Ph.D. in Physics was awarded in 1926. Some eminent scientists associated with the department includes, Prof. Wali Mohammad, Prof. Rudolf Samual, Prof. M. Z. R. Khan, Prof. M. L. Sehgal, Prof. P.I. John (Padam Shri), Prof. M.S.Z. Chaghtai, Prof. M. Shafi, Prof. P. S. Gill, Prof. R. K. Asundi, Prof. P. Venkateshwarlu, Prof. A. N. Mitra, Prof. H. S. Hans, Prof. Rais Ahmad, Prof. Israr Ahmed, Prof. S. K. Singh, Prof. Tariq Aziz, Prof. R. Prasad, Prof. Siraj Hassan, and Prof. M. Sami.