Pakistan Academy of Sciences

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Ghulam Murtaza

Ghulam Murtaza
Current Position Salam Chair Government College University Lahore Pakistan Phone No. (92-42) 99212245
Born in , British India in 01/03/1939 Year Elected 1991
Email murtaza_gcu@yahoo.com
Education
Government College Lahore / University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan BSc 1958 MSc 1960 Imperial College London / London University UK PhD/ DIC 1966
Positions Held
Salam Chair Govt College University Lahore Current Director National Centre for Mathematics GC University Lahore (2004-2006) Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences (1996-1999) Chairman Department of Physics (1977-1979 1990-1993) Meritorious Professor (1993-2000) Professor (1976-1999) and Associate Professor (1967-1976) Scientific Officer/Senior Scientific Officer Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (1962-1969) Lecturer Mathematics Department University of the Punjab Lahore (1960-1962)
Awards
Appointed Distinguished National Professor 2010 Awarded Research Productivity Allowance in the years 2002 2003 2005 2007 2008 and 2010 Appointed Senior Associate ASICTP in1998 for a period of six yearsAwarded Kharazmi International 1997Awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (1996) by the President of PakistanAwarded Cash-Prize for Research Publications by the Ministry of Science & Tech 1996Declared Physicist of the year 1991Awarded Gold Medal for Physical Sciences 1986 by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences Awarded Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (1983)Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow (1971-1972)Academic Roll of Honour Govt College Lahore (BSc 1958 MA 1960)
Fellowships / Memberships
Elected Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (1991)
Research Area
(i) Present Theoretical Plasma Physics(ii) Past Particle PhysicsResearch Publications 272 208 Research papers published 64 Conference Proceedings/ Presentations Supervised 56 MPhil dissertations & 26 PhD thesesMajor Research ContributionTheoretical Plasma Physics He investigated a wide variety of important issues in both linear and non-linear wave propagation His papers on Nonlinear Generation of Electromagnetic Waves in a magneto-plasma ETG Mode Non-local thermal conduction for steep temperature gradients etc are excellent contributions and have been cited in the literature His recent work on the role of the temperature anisotropy in various modes and instabilities for a magnetized Maxwellian Plasma is an important workTheoretical Particle Physics he studied problems based on symmetry Groups like SU(3) SU(6) & SU(n) In particular his calculation of CG Coefficients in SU(6) is one of the first papers on the subject and is well cited Similarly in one of his works on group theory he has demonstrated the duality character of a Young tableau describing a representation of a group as well as the dimensionality formula This work is also well cited in the literature
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