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Prof. Abdullah Shams Bin Tariq

(Associate Fellow, 2016)

Bangladesh (BD)
Bangladesh (BD)

Abdullah Shams Bin Tariq is a Professor of Physics at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Apart from a few early years, he studied at Rajshahi University School and the University of Rajshahi.  He was awarded the Agrani Bank Gold Medal for obtaining the highest marks in the Faculty of Science for his MSc in 1996. He received his PhD from the University of Southampton as a Commonwealth Scholar.

He has been working both in nuclear and particle physics.  In nuclear physics, he has played an important role in the work of the Nuclear Research Group of University of Rajshahi, under Professor Arun K Basak, in trying to establish a novel microscopic method of obtaining the potential between nuclei employing the energy density formalism.  When used with a nucleon-nucleon potential incorporating Pauli effects, this leads to a novel shallow non-monotonic potential that successfully describes a variety of nuclear data including non-elastic cross-sections, polarization and can be used to study the equation of state and incompressibility of nuclear matter.

In particle physics, he has worked in lattice QCD, where he has been part of one of the earliest unquenched calculations of kaon B parameter BK and spectroscopy calculations of double-charmed baryons.  He is also interested in studies of heavy multiquarks, nuclear potentials from lattice QCD as well as fine tuning of parameters in the standard model.  He has published in JHEP, Phys. Rev. D, Phys. Lett. B, J. Phys. G, Phys. Rev. C, Europhys. Lett., Eur. Phys. J. A,  Nucl. Phys. A,  etc.  

Apart from his own academic research, he has contributed to science, or research capacity in general, in the country through his pioneering efforts in establishing an e-resource consortium of academic libraries – LiCoB (Library Consortium of Bangladesh) under the aegis of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. This has taken him around the county whereby he has visited dozens of institutions and trained hundreds of academics and library staff.  In another research capacity building effort, with his students, he has established probably the first high performance computing in Bangladesh open to researchers in the form of Arun High Performance Computing Cluster at the University of Rajshahi.

He is an Associate Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS), one of the founders and a current member of the National Young Academy of Bangladesh, and alumnus of the Global Young Academy (GYA), where he also led the Working Group on Global Access to Research Software and served two-terms on the GYA Executive Committee. He has also been a Junior Associate of the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy, and a member of the first international advisory board for AuthorAid. He has won the Razzak-Shamsun Physics Research Award in 2003 (Best research by a Bangladeshi physicist in a year), and the TWAS Young Scientist Award Bangladesh in 2010 - Physical Sciences: Junior Category. He is also serving as Deputy Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at his university.

He is also an Open Access (OA) enthusiast, with concerns in particular on how the author pays model of OA implementation has triggered the rise in predatory publishing. He is a keen follower of developments such as Plan S, Projekt Deal, SCOAP3, OLH and S2O.  He is one of the two Co-Chairs of the IAP Working Group on Combatting Predatory Academic Journals and Conferences.

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Last updated on 30/11/2023