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Department of  PHYSICS



DR. MEHEDI KALAM Professor / PHYSICS

Email : kalam@associates.iucaa.in

Address : Department of Physics

Prof Mehedi Kalam is a Theoretical Astrophysicist. He is currently working on modeling of Neutron/Strange stars. He is also interested to construct Wormhole from different sources of the Universe. In 2010 he joined the Department of Physics, Aliah University, where he is currently a Professor of Physics. Earlier Dr. Kalam has served  the Department of Physics, Netaji Nagar College for Women, Kolkata as Assistant Professor (Feb. 2004 - Sept. 2010) with recommendation of the West Bengal College Service Commission. Teaching is his passion, he loves it and always try to learn.

Education

B.Sc.(Hons)         Jadavpur University   1995
M.Sc.(Physics)    Jadavpur University    1997
Ph.D.                        Jadavpur University    2004
(General Relativity)  
 

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in Physics :     Netaji Nagar College for Women                 (27.02.04 to 26.02.08)

  • Sr. Lecturer in Physics: Netaji Nagar College for Women                (27.02.08 to 30.11.09)

  • Head of the Department:     Netaji Nagar College for Women          (01.12.09 to 30.09.10)

  • Assistant Prof. of  Physics:   Aliah  University, Kolkata                   (01.10.10 to 26.09.13)

  • Associate Prof. of Physics:    Aliah  University, Kolkata                  (27.09.13 to 15.12.15)

  • Professor of  Physics: Aliah  University, Kolkata                             (16.12.15 to  till date)

Field of Specialization

General Relativity, Cosmology, Compact Star, Wormhole Physics                                                  

Courses Taught/Teaching

 UG :          PH 104: Physical  Optics                                          Credit 4(2)

                    PH 301: Quantum Mechanics – I                            Credit 4

  PG:         PH 403: Advanced Classical Mechanics                Credit 4 

                   PH 407: Special  Theory of Relativity                      Credit 4

                   PH 408: Electrodynamics – II                                   Credit 4

                   PH 552: General Relativity and Astrophysics          Credit 4

                                 (Compulsory Elective)

 

Research Area

  

Experience

Administrative  Experiences:

 Designation                      Institution/Committee   

Head of the Department     Netaji Nagar College for Women

Vice-Chairman                  Aliah University Admission Test(AUAT)                   2012

Vice-Chairman                  Aliah University Admission Test(AUAT)                   2013

       Chairman                      Aliah University Admission Test(AUAT)                   2014

       Chairman                      Aliah University Admission Test(AUAT)                   2015

Head of the Department     Department of Physics, Aliah  University 

 

Conference Papers Published

Paper  Presented  in the Seminar:

1.  “Gravitational field of Cosmic string with Semi- classical  effects’’ in a National Seminar   “Advances  in Mathematical  Sciences’’  Department of Mathematics,  under  the auspices  of  UGC-DSA  programme in Mathematics  and Centre  for Mathematical Biology & Ecology, Jadavpur University, Kol-32,  March  21-22 , 2003.

2. “A Study of global monopole in Einstein –  Cartan  theory  based on  Lyra   Geometry’’  in a National Seminar  named  “National Seminar on Mathematics and its applications’’ Department of Mathematics, Bengal Engineering College, Kolkata, March  27 , 2004 .

3. “Higher dimensional global monopole with Cosmological term’’ in a National Conference  on “Mathematical Analysis  and Applications” Department of Mathematics,   Jadavpur University,  Kolkata, March 1 , 2005

4. “Thin  Domain Walls  in  Lyra  Geometry’’ in a National Seminar  on “Applicable  Mathematics’’  held in  Department  Mathematics,   Jadavpur University , Kolkata,  March  23-24 , 2006 .

5. “Wormhole with varying   Cosmological   Constant’’   in  14thWest Bengal Science Congress  held in   Jadavpur  University, Kol-32 , during  February, 28 – March, 01, 2007.

6.  “Perfect fluid dark matter” in the International Workshop on Dark Energy  held at the Center For Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi  during 21st to 23rd December, 2011.

    7.  “Gravitational Wave Data Analysis”  BITS-Pilani, K.      K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa  17-21 December, 2012.

 8. “Galactic rotation curves and strange quark matter with observational constraints’’ in a National  Conference  on High Energy mission from Active Galactic Nuclei held in Deptt. of Physics, University of Kashmir ,  Srinagar  in collaboration with BARC,Mumbai and ISRO, Govt. of  India during  October  7-9, 2013 .

9. “Anisotropic Quintessence Stars’’ in an International  Conference  on Recent Advances in Mathematics held in the Department of Mathematics, Nagpur University, Nagpur during  January  20-23 , 2014.

 

Journal Papers Published

For publication please click: http://inspirehep.net/search?ln=en&p=find+a+kalam%2Cm&of=hb&action_search=Search&sf=earliestdate&so=d

[ Total Citation  ~ 783, h-index =18 ,  Researchgate Score =   31.14 ]

Awards

[1] Visiting Associate  of  IUCAA, Pune (under UGC) for the period 2010-13, 2013-16 and 2016-19.

[2] Visiting Associate of IMSc,Chennai (under  DAE) for the period 2014-17.

[3]  TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Award for the period 2015-18.

Ph.D. Thesis Guidance

Awarded

Swarnendu  MandalGravitational aspects of different topological defects in four and higher dimensional spacetime” Jadavpur University 2009  (Co-guide: Dr. F. Rahaman)

Pralhad Ghosh “Some classical and semi-classical aspects of different topological defects Jadavpur University 2010  (Co-guide: Dr. F. Rahaman)

Ashis Kr. Ghosh On some theoretical perspective of Wormholes and Black holes Jadavpur University 2010  (Co-guide: Dr. F. Rahaman)

Noor  Farhad Mathematical modeling of some Compact Objects Aliah University 2016 (Submitted) (Co-guide: Dr. Sk. M. Hossein)

Shajahan MollaTheoretical study of Compact Star in General RelativityAliah University 2017 (Submitted)

Ongoing

Rabiul Islam “Compact Stars in low-mass X-ray binaries Aliah University

Bidisha Ghosh “Rotating Neutron Star Aliah University

 

 

MASTER Thesis Guidance

2014

Happy Mondal "Life cycle of a star"

2015

Saheli Haque "Maximum mass in 2+1 compact stars"

Abu Kausar Nasir  "Geometical structure of warmhole in Creation field (C)"

Sayan Mukherjee "Quintessence as a source of gravstar"

2016

Sk. Shaharukh "Equation of state of neutron star"

Sk Md Ali Imtiaz  "Compact star in Finch-Skea metric"

Sudipta Jana "Comprative study of compact star: a relativistic approach"

Project Works

Project Supervised  :

[1] SERC FAST TRACK PROJECT FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS, 2009

DST, Govt. of India (Title of the Project:  Perspective of topological defects, Black hole, wormholes  and star models in general relativity ) .

 [2] UGC Minor Research Project (18/04/2006-17/04/2008)

UGC, Govt. of India  (Title of the Project:  Theoretical Study of Topological Defects & wormholes)

Collaborative Programs

[1] Prof.A DeBenedictis (Simon Fraser University,Canada)

[2] Prof. A.I. Filippov (Bashkir State Pedagogical University,  Russia) 

[3] Prof. I Radinshi (Gh. Asachi” Technical University, Romania )

[4] Prof. P K F Kuhfittig(Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, USA)

[5]  Dr. M Jamil (NUST, Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

InviteLectures

1. Delivered  Prof. K. C kar Memorial Lecture  on “A Relativistic Approch on Compact Stars”  - Organized by Calcutta Institute of Theoretical Physics in Collaboration with Calcutta Mathematical Society, Kolkata, on 4th March,2017.

2. Delivered  an invited  talk  on “Introduction to theory of relativity” in Dinhata College, Coochbehar, 20th December, 2016.

3. Delivered  an invited  talk  on “Compact Stars with de Sitter spacetime”  in Institute for Advance Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran  during my visit as TWAS-UNESCO Associates from 23rd May-21st June,2016.

4. Delivered  an invited  talk  on “Sigularity-free  Compact Stars” in the IUCAA Associates’ Fest 2012 held at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune   during 25th to 29th June, 2012.

5. Visited IUCAA Reference Centre, Deptt. of Physics, North Bengal University,Siliguri,West Bengal from Feb. 09 to Feb. 13, 2008  and  delivered an invited talk  on “ Negative energy, Wormholes and  Time Machine’’.

Seminar/Conference/Workshop

Convener of Seminar :

[1] UGC Sponsored seminar on Excitements  in Physics and Astrophysics at Netaji Nagar College for Women, Kollkata  20th September , 2008.

[2] Workshop on Introductory Workshop on Astrophysics    and Cosmology in collaboration with IUCAA, Pune at  Aliah University, Newtown Campus, Kolkata , 27th – 28th September , 2016.

Other Notable Activities

Reviewer of Research Journals:  

[1] Int. J. Theor. Phys.

[2] Astrophysics  Space Sc.   

[3]  Int.J.Mathematics and Mathematical Sc.

[4]  Canadian Journal of Physics

 



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