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__Jamal Nazrul Islam__

Professor Dr. J.N. Islam |

**Born**24 February 1939

Jhenaidah, British India (now Bangladesh)

**Died**16 March 2013 (aged 74)

Chittagong, Bangladesh

**Fields**Theoretical physics

Applied Mathematics

Mathematical physics

Cosmology

General relativity

Quantum field theory

**Alma mater**University of Cambridge

University of Calcutta

**Notable awards**

Gold Award from Bangladesh Academy of Science (1985)

Ekushey Padak (2001)

Jamal Nazrul Islam (Bengali: জামাল নজরুল ইসলাম; 24 February 1939 – 16 March 2013) was a Bangladeshi mathematical physicist and cosmologist. He was a professor at University of Chittagong, a member of the advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and a member of the syndicate at Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology. He also served as the director of the Research Center for Mathematical and Physical Sciences University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Early life and education

J. N. Islam was born on 24 February 1939 in Jhenaidah, Bangladesh. He studied at Chittagong Collegiate School, going on to Lawrence College in Marit, West Pakistan where he passed the Senior Cambridge and Higher Senior Cambridge exams. He received a BSc degree from St. Xavier's College at the University of Calcutta. Islam obtained his PhD in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1968, followed by a DSc in 1982.Early life and education

When Islam got admitted to Chittagong Collegiate School, he was doubly promoted for his extraordinary result in the admission test. Islam was the only person who studied Mathematics in the Higher Senior Cambridge level which is now GCE Advanced Level in the whole Pakistan. He used to say that “I never used calculator”.

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__Academic career__

Professor Islam worked in the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (later amalgamated to Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge) from 1967 until 1971. Later he worked as a researcher in California Institute of Technology and University of Washington. During 1973-1974 he served as the faculty of Applied Mathematics of King's College London. In 1978 he then joined the faculty of City University London until he returned to Chittagong in 1984. Until his death he was serving as Professor Emeritus at the University of Chittagong.His research areas include Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Physics, theory of Gravitation, General Relativity, Mathematical Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory. Islam authored/coauthored/edited more than 50 scientific articles, books and some popular articles published in various prestigious scientific journals. Besides this he has also written books in Bengali. Particularly noteworthy are Black Hole, published from the Bangla Academy, “The Mother Tongue, Scientific Research and other Articles” from Rahat Publishers and “Art, Literature and Society” from Siraj Publishers. The latter two are compilations. He has participated and organized in several international conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and meetings both in Bangladesh and in many countries of the world.

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__Fellowship__

Third World Academy of Science Trieste. Fellow elected in 1985.__Fellowship__

Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Royal Astronomical Society.

Bangladesh Academy of Science.

Islamic Academy of Sciences.

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__Death__

Dr. Islam died on 16 March 2013 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.##
__Award__

Ekushey Padak (2001)Gold award from Bangladesh Academy of Science (Senior group)(1985)

Medal Lecture award from Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze (1998)

Razzak-Shamsun Lifetime Achievement Award in Physics, 2011 from the University of Dhaka.

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__Selected Publications__

Books Authored/Coauthored/Edited

Books Authored/Coauthored/Edited

- Islam, J.N. (1983): The Ultimate Fate of the Universe. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England. ISBN 978-0-521-11312-0. (Digital print version published in 2009).
- Bonnor, W.B., Islam, J.N., MacCallum, M.A.H. (eds.)(1983): Classical General Relativity: Proceedings of the Conference on Classical (Non-Quantum) General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England. ISBN 0-521-26747-1.
- Islam, J.N. (1985): Rotating Fields in General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England. ISBN 978-0-521-11311-3. (Digital print version published in 2009).
- Islam, J.N. (1992, 2nd edition 2001): An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England. ISBN 0-521-49973-9.

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__Scholarly Articles__

- Islam, J.N.: Modified Mandelstam Representation for Heavy Particles. J. Math. Phys. 3, 1098-1106 (1962). DOI:10.1063/1.1703852
- Islam, J.N.: Acnodes and Cusps and the Mandelstam Representation. J. Math. Phys. 4, 872-878 (1963). DOI:10.1063/1.1704012
- Islam, J.N., Kim, Y.S.: Analytic Property of Three-Body Unitarity Integral. Phys. Rev. 138, B1222–B1229 (1965). DOI:10.1103/PhysRev.138.B1222
- Islam, J.N.: Leading Landau Curves of a Class of Feynman Diagrams. J. Math. Phys. 7, 652-660 (1966). DOI:10.1063/1.1704978
- Islam, J.N.: Green Function Formulation of the Dirac Field in Curved Space. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 294, 437-448 (1966). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1966.0217
- Islam, J.N.: Field Equations in the Neighbourhood of a Particle in a Conformal Theory of Gravitation. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 306, 487-501 (1968). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1968.0163
- Islam, J.N.: Field Equations in the Neighbourhood of a Particle in a Conformal Theory of Gravitation. II. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 313, 71-82 (1969). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1969.0180
- Islam, J.N.: Some general relativistic inequalities for a star in hydrostatic equilibrium. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 145, 21-29 (1969).
- Islam, J.N.: Some general relativistic inequalities for a star in hydrostatic equilibrium-II. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 147, 377-386 (1970).
- Islam, J.N.: A class of approximate exterior rotating solutions of Einstein's equations. Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 79, 161-166 (1976). DOI:10.1017/S0305004100052178
- Islam, J.N.: On the existence of a general rotating solution of Einstein's equations. Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 7, 809-815 (1976) DOI:10.1007/BF00778760
- Islam, J.N.: A class of approximate stationary solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations. Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 7, 669-680 (1976). DOI:10.1007/BF00770723
- Islam, J.N.: Possible Ultimate Fate of the Universe. Quart. J. R. Astron. Soc. 18, 3-8 (1977).
- Islam, J.N.: On the static field in general relativity. Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 81, 485-496 (1977). DOI:10.1017/S0305004100053548
- Islam, J.N.: On the static field in general relativity: II. Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 83, 299-306 (1978). DOI:10.1017/S0305004100054566
- Islam, J.N.: On the stationary axisymmetric Einstein-Maxwell equations. Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 9, 687-690 (1978). DOI:10.1007/BF00760140
- Islam, J.N.: A Class of Exact Interior Solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell Equations. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 353, 523-531 (1977). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1977.0048
- Islam, J.N.: The Ultimate Fate of the Universe. Sky & Telescope 57, 13-18 (1979).
- Islam, J.N.: The long-term future of the universe. Vistas in Astronomy 23, 265–277 (1979). DOI:10.1016/0083-6656(79)90014-X
- Islam, J.N.: Recently Found Solution of Einstein's Equations. Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 601-602 (1979) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.601
- Islam, J.N.: The Far Future of the Universe. Endeavour, 8, 32-34 (1984). DOI:10.1016/0160-9327(84)90127-3
- Islam, J.N.: On Rotating Charged Dust in General Relativity. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 362, 329-340 (1978). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1978.0136
- Islam, J.N.: On Rotating Charged Dust in General Relativity. II. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 367, 71-280 (1979). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1979.0087
- Islam, J.N.: On Rotating Charged Dust in General Relativity. III. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 372, 111-115 (1980). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1980.0104
- Islam, J.N.: On rotating charged dust in general relativity. IV. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 385, 189-205 (1983). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1983.0010
- Islam, J.N.: On Rotating Charged Dust in General Relativity. V. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 389, 291-298 (1983). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1983.0110
- Islam, J.N., Schutz, B.F.: Motion of primordial black holes in the early universe and their likely distribution today. Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 12, 881-893 (1980). DOI:10.1007/BF00757357
- Islam, J.N.: The cosmological constant and classical tests of general relativity. Phys. Lett. A 97, 239–241 (1983). DOI:10.1016/0375-9601(83)90756-9
- Boachie, L. A., Islam, J.N.: On a certain solution of the Einstein-Maxwell equations. Phys. Lett. A 93, 321–322 (1983). DOI:10.1016/0375-9601(83)90107-X
- Islam, J.N.: Closed form for Van Stockum interior solution of Einstein's equations. Phys. Lett. A 94, 421–423 (1983). DOI:10.1016/0375-9601(83)90843-5
- Islam, J.N., Bergh, N. V. d., Wils, P.: General solutions for axisymmetric differentially rotating charged dust with vanishing Lorentz force. Class. Quant. Grav. 1, 705-714 (1984) DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/1/6/014
- Islam, J.N.: On Yang-Mills Theory in the Temporal Gauge. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 421, 279-301 (1989). DOI:10.1098/rspa.1989.0012
- Islam, J.N.: Schrödinger Functional Equation for Yang-Mills Theory. Prog. Theor. Phys. 89, 161-185 (1993) Link 1 DOI:10.1143/ptp/89.1.161 Link 2 DOI:10.1143/ptp/89.1.161
- Islam, J.N.: The Schrödinger equation in quantum field theory. Found. Phys. 24, 593-630 (1994). DOI:10.1007/BF02054667
- Azad, A.K., Islam, J.N.: Cosmological constant in the Bianchi type-I-modified Brans-Dicke cosmology. Pramana J. Phys. 60, 21-27 (2003). DOI:10.1007/BF02705065
- Islam, M.A., Islam, J.N.: Anharmonic solution of Schrödinger time-independent equation. Pramana J. Phys. 77, 243-261 (2011). DOI:10.1007/s12043-011-0101-8
- Firoz, K.A., Moon, Y.-J., Park, S.-H., Kudela, K., Islam, J.N., Dorman, L. I.: On the Possible Mechanisms of Two Ground-level Enhancement Events. ApJ 743, 190 (18pp) (2011) DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/743/2/190
- Panna, N., Islam, J.N.: Construction of an Exact Solution of Time-Dependent Ginzburg-Landau Equations by Standard Integral for Front Propagation in Superconductors. Science Journal Of Mathematics and Statistics 2012, Article ID sjms-101, 4 Pages, (2012). DOI:10.7237/sjms/101
- Panna, N., Islam, J.N.: Construction of an exact solution of time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau equations and determination of the superconducting-normal interface propagation speed in superconductors. Interaction of Lasers with Atoms, Molecules and Clusters University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 9–12 January 2012. (Forthcoming)

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