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Dr. Arun Kumar Basak was born on 17 October, 1941 in Radhanagar of Pabna town, Bangladesh. His father was Late Haripada Basak and mother, Late Usha Rani Basak.
Dr Basak matriculated in 1957 securing First Division from R. M. Academy, Pabna. He secured the Second Position in the merit list in the Intermediate Science Eaxamination held under Rajshahi University (RU) in 1959 from Edward College, Pabna. He was placed in First Class with the First Position in the B.Sc. (Hons.) Examination (1961), from Rajshahi College. In M.Sc. Examination (1963) from RU, he obtained the First Position in First Class and was awarded a RU Gold Medal for securing more than 75% marks in the examination. He did his Ph.D. degree in 1975.
He joined RU as a Lecturer in the Department of Physics in December, 1963. He was awarded a Merit Scholarship for securing the highest marks in the Faculty of Science and got admission at Imperial College, London. Owing to the 1965 Indo-Pak war, he could not avail the opportunity. His passport was seized before boarding the plane to London. After independence of Bangladesh in 1972, he went to the University of Birmingham with a Commonwealth Scholarship for higher studies. He worked with the tensor polarized deuteron and the polarized 3He beams, the latter being the only one of its kind in the world.
Dr. Basak was awarded the RU Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in the M.Sc. Examination; the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal 2003 in Senior Group of Physical Sciences; Professor Basak Prize and Professor Basak Stipends donated by the Peninsula Welfare Trust have been introduced in RU since 2007; Dr Basak was made Life-long Professor Emeritus by RU since 2008; His research paper [S. Hussain et al., J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 40 (2013) 105109] has been highlighted in http://iopscience.iop.org/0954-3899/labtalk-article/54688 for making remarkable contribution to unfolding the nature of nucleus-nucleus interactions; RU High performance computer has been named Òarun-HPCCÓ since 2015; Dhaka University Razzaque-Shamsun Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016; He was honored with the Daily Star Silver Jubilee 2016 Award for Lifetime Contribution to Nation Building.
Besides 14 publications in refereed home journals; 30 articles in International Conferences and 10 articles in International Internal Reports, Dr. Basak authored 100 Research Papers published in renowned International Journals like Physical Review Letters, Europhysics Letters, Physics Letters A & B, Physical Review A & C, European Physical Journals A & D, International Mass Spectroscopy, International J. of Quantum Chemistry, Letter al Nuovo Cimento, Nuovo Cimento, J. Physics Communication (IOP), Vacuum (Elsevier), Molecular Physics (Taylor & Francis) including 3 Book Chapters in Advances in Quantum Chemistry (Elsevier) in the fields of Nuclear and Atomic Physics.
Prof. Basak had been a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (1975-1976, 1978-1980); Post-doctoral Fellow at the Ohio State University (1980-1982); a visiting Professor at the Kent State University USA (1997); and a visiting Research Professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) several times in connection with a collaborative research project funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
During 1990-1994, he served Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST). He was instrumental to building Physics Department as its Founder Head; Faculty of Physical Sciences as its First Dean and Computer Centre as its First Director. He was also the Founder of the Computer Centre at RU and was the key person to arouse Computer awareness in the North-western region of Bangladesh during mid 1980s.
Dr Basak was Principal Investigator from Bangladesh in a collaborative project funded by the US NSF during 1999-2007. Presently he is leading a group in RU studying the non-monotonic (NM) behavior of nucleus-nucleus interaction potentials and their applications to problems related to astrophysics.
Professor Basak was an Associate, (1987-1996) and Senior Associate (2000-2005) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics at Trieste, Italy. He is a Fellow of the Bangladesh Physical Society and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (London). He is also a Member of the American Physical Society.
Professor. Basak visited UK twice with total duration of 6 years, the USA seven times with a total duration of 3 years, Italy twice to the Abdus Salam ICTP at Trieste, India thrice including the one during the Bangladesh Liberation War, Pakistan (West) twice, Switzerland and Thailand.