Blackhole Dr. Sultana Nurun Nahar

TEACHING, RESEARCH GUIDANCE, EXAMINER, & PROGRAM WORKSHOP:


The Ohio State University, USA
Aligarh Muslim University, India
Cairo University, Eygpt
University of Chouaib Doukkali, Morocco
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
University of Delhi, India
Georgia State University, USA
International School ISYA of IAU for Africa, ALL-GIRLS
Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Universities: Jordan, Pakistan, OSU
University of Kashmir, India
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Wayne State University, USA
COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOP
THESIS EXAMINER


 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, USA:
Astronomy Department , The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210

  • Check: RESEARCH at OSU

  • TEACHING:

  • Lectures at OSU

  • Research based lecture course on Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy with computational workshops on the R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE to atomic astrophysics group, 2015 - present
  • Taught graduate course "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (with Anil Pradhan), Fall 2006
  • Taught graduate course "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (with Anil Pradhan), Fall 2004
  • Substitute lecturer for the graduate course "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", before 2004

  • Development of M.Ed. Course Curriculum at OSU for postgraduate students in Indian institutions:
    Formulated, along with Anil K. Pradhan, Karen Irving, Adrian Rodgers, the curriculum of the new MEd-STEM program at OSU under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award for Faculty Training in STEM Education and Research for Indian Institutions, 2013 (program started in Summer 2014)

  • Co-author, textbook Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy (A.K. Pradhan and S.N. Nahar, Cambridge University press 2011) for graduate students and researchers.

  • CO-SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS/POSTDOCS/RESEARCHERS}:

    - OSU: Dr. Rahla Naghma, Dr. Hala, Dr. Max Westphal, Dr. Lianshui Zao, Dr. C. Sur, Dr. G.X. Chen, Dr. M. Bautista, Dr. Sara Lim, Dr. M. Montenegro, Dr. Franck Delahaye, J. Peng, Luo Yi, Ethan Palay, Michael Rothman, Micheal Dance, Yasin Gokce, Bilal Shafique, Kevin Hoy, Yasin Gokce

    - INTERNATIONAL: Dr. Ramadan Semida Helmy (Egypt), Dr. Tahmina Ferdous (Bangladesh), Muhmudul Hasan (Bangladesh), Vahid Reza Adineh (Iran), Dr. Gultekin Celik (Turkey), Dr. Sule Ates (Turkey), Dr. Akeel Hashem (Iraq)

  • RECOGNITIONS/APPRECIATIONS AT OSU:

  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award,
    - Nomination Acknowledgement letter, Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, OSU, 2012,
    - congratulatory letter from OSU president
    - News in Arts and Sciences Updates: "ASC Faculty and Research Scientist Selected for 2012 Mentoring Awards",
    - OSU Today "Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor, Outstanding Research Mentor Awards"
    - Undergrad Research webpage: Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards and Outstanding Research Mentor Awards (2012):

  • Dr. Max Montenegro (Graduate research): Appreciation letter

  • Ethan Palay (undergraduate research): Appreciation letter



  • THESIS EXAMINER:

  • Ph.D. = 24 (2 in US, 13 in India: 6 in Egypty, 3 in Pakistan)

    Egypt- Cairo University, Menoufia University
    India- Aligarh Muslim University, NIT Srinagar, Delhi Technological University, IIT-ISM-Dhanbad
    Pakistan- PAES, University of Karachi

  • M.Sc. = 6 (6, Cairo University, Egypt)

  • B.Sc. = 4 (2nd advisor, OSU)


     ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, Aligarh, U.P., India:

     Physics Department , Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

  • TEACHING: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Example of Course lectures
    - Background materials of the lectures based on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest



  • TEACHING IN 2018

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "ATOMIC ASTROPHYSICS WITH COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOPS"
    with Program workshops: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE

    Under the Adjunct Professorship at AMU:

    Feb 24 - March 14, 2018


    i) AAS class, ii) Certificate Ceremony, iii) The top four students

    - Syllabus (includes computational workshops)

    OTHER ACTIVITIES:

  • Attending the 2018 Convocation (March 7, 2018, Chief Guest - President of India):
    VC invitations: card
  • Three of our OSU Indo-US Scholars from AMU, Parvez Alam, Sabiha Parveen, Taqseer Khan, were conferred by the VC of AMU with their Ph.D. dedgree at the convocation
  • Two students from my course also graduated with their MS degree


  • TEACHING IN 2017

  • Title of the condensed course:

    "Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics" & - Computational Workshop: Superstructure & R-matrix Codes


    - February 20 - March 11, 2017:


    i) Class in progress, ii) Workshop pi in progress, iii) Sultana and Prof. Qudsia Tahseen of Zoology Workshop pic, -
    - Office: Sultana and Prof. Qudsia Tahseen of Zoology -->

    - Syllabus (incldes computational workshops),
    - Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

  • Under Obama-Singh awarded OSU project on STEM Faculty training in Indian Institutions
    - Visiting Professor Invitation letter from: - "STEM ER Project and Physics Department"
    - And as an Adjunct Faculty of the Physics Department, Aligarh Muslim University

  • Participants are mainly M.Sc. students, Registered about 50

  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE


  • TEACHING IN 2016

  • Title of the condensed course:

    "Atomic Spectroscopy of Collisional and Radiative Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas" with computational workshops on R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE
    - Syllabus,
    - Exam
    - Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

    - Under Obama-Singh awarded OSU project on STEM Faculty training in Indian Institutions
    - February 20 - March 11, 2016:


    i) Class in progress, ii) Workshop pic1, iii) Course Exam in progress

  • Visiting Professor Invitation letter from:
    - "STEM ER Project and Physics Department"
  • Course: Notice from Physics Chair

  • Registered (130 in tota, 128 in the list + 2 added): B.Sc., B.tech., Postgraduate M.Sc., M.tech, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Physics
    - Chemistry
    - Computer Science
  • Group in a class. 80 received completion certificates

  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Class in progress, - workshop pic2, - Professor Tauheed Ahmad and Hala are helping
  • Sultana with students by the Physics Department notice board
    - With a student in front of Sultana's office in the Physics Department,
    - Sultana and Prof. Qudsia Tahseen of Zoology, in Sultana's office

    RECOGNITION:

  • VC Zameer Uddin Shah released of the course certificates on Science Day celebration

  • Participants with certificates

  • Top three highest scorers received prizes
    - 1st and 2nd positions were scored by Prof. Sayed Jabeen and Abdul Wajid
    - 3rd position was scored by Suhail Ahmad Siddiqui

  • Course and teaching evaluation by participating faculty members and students
    - Message from Abdul Wajid


  • TEACHING IN 2014

  • Title of the condensed course:

    "Atomic and Molecular Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine", with computational workshop on SUPERSTRUCTURE and R-Matrix codes

    - Syllabus,
    - Exam


    i) Workshop, ii) certificate ceremony, iii) course Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine

  • Joint teaching by Professor S.N. Nahar & Professor A.K. Pradhan (course notice)
    - Under Obama-Singh awarded OSU project on STEM Faculty training in Indian Institutions
    - February 10 - March 11, 2014:

  • Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest
  • Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE (Workshop pic1, - workshop pic2)

  • Visiting Professor Invitation letter from:
    - "STEM ER Project convener Prof Wasi Haider",
    - Chairman of Department of Physics

  • Circulated Course Announcement in AMU
  • AMU webpage of the course: Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine

  • Participation (128 in total): B.Sc., B.tech., Postgraduate M.Sc., M.tech, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Physics
    - Applied Physics
    - Chemistry
    (Exam)

  • Participants with certificates

  • Course and teaching evaluation by participating faculty members and students (includes poems by students)

    RECOGNITIONS:

  • Certificates for participants (sample)

  • Teaching, as one of the reasons, Indian Emblem trophy "for Scientific contributions & role in STEM education & research in India under Obama-Singh project", VC, Aligarh Muslim University, India, March 2014

  • Award ceremony: - Stage, - Speech by VC Zameeruddin Shah, - Speech by Pradhan, - Speech by Nahar
    , VC Zameer Uddin Shah handing over the certificates for the participants, - Certificate
    - Professor Anil Pradhan receives Indian emblem trophy for scientific and STEM ER contributions

  • IMPACT:
  • A wonderful visit of my four students from the class pursuing/completed Ph.D. in Physics in US universities, April 2021


    i) Ful Hossain, Hafij, Wasikul, Sultana, Azhar, ii) Hafiz, Ful Hossain, Wasikul, Sultana, Azhar.
    - Dr. Wasikul Islam, Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, 2021 He had the best oportunities to do research in high energy physics
    - Azharul Islam, Physics, Kent State University
    - Hafijul Islam, Space Physics, University of New Hampshire,
    - Md Ful Hossain Sk, Physics, University of Kansas, Lawrence


    CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Egypt:
     Physics Department , CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Giza, Egypt

  • TEACHING: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018

  • The comprises
    i) research based atomic astrophysics lectures
  • Lectures based on textbook "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy", Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    ii) Computational workshops: R-matrix codes for atomic processes and atomic structure code SUPERSTRUCTURE using computers at Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)


  • TEACHING IN 2018

  • Title of the course:
    "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy & Computational workshops with R-matrix Codes \& SUPERSTRUCTURE"

  • Invitation Letter of a visiting professor, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • Syllabus, Exam

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University (renewed 2017)
    - April 1 - 20, 2018
  • Participation: Senior undergraduate and Postgraduate Students from:
    - Cairo University: Physics, Biotechnology
    - Ain Shams University

  • Course evaluations

  • RECOGNITION


  • TEACHING IN 2016

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "Astrophysical Atomic Processes, Opacity, \& Cancer Treatment with X-rays" & Computational workshops with R-matrix Codes \& SUPERSTRUCTURE"

  • Invitation Letter of a visiting professor, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • Syllabus, Exam (with answers)

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University
    - October 22 - November 11, 2016
  • Circulated at a number of institutions as well as Course Poster posted in Physics Department,, - Lecture, - Computational workshop, - Break and discussions, - Exam,

  • Participation: Postgraduate Students, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Cairo University: Astronomy, Physics, NILES,
    - German University in Cairo
    - 6th October University

  • RECOGNITION

  • Certificate Ceremony: Participants with the Dean of Faculty of Science Prof. El-Sayed Fahim,
    - the topmost scorers of the course, L-R: Mansour (2), Ahmed (3), Prof. Lotfia, Dean Prof Fahim, Rasha (4), Dana (1)
    - Gift from the office of the Dean of Faculty of Science "Cairo University Dome keys" to the top scorers,
    - Refreshments, November 2016

  • Copy of a Certificate

  • Course evaluation by participant faculty members and students

  • NEWS:
  • Web news course at OH-TECH: "Recent workshop illustrates OSC’s support"


  • TEACHING IN 2015

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "Atomic Spectroscopy and Collisional Excitations in Plasmas" with
    Program workshops: R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Invitation Letter of a visiting professor, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • Syllabus, Exam

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University
    - March 28- April 16, 2015:
  • Circulated at a number of institutions as well as Course Poster posted on campus,, at entrance of Dean of Faculty of Science building, main Physics building, Physics Annex, Astronomy Department

  • Participation: Postgraduate Students, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Cairo University: Astronomy, Physics, NILES,
    - Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority,
    - German University in Cairo
    - Ministry of Enviromental Research
    - National Research Center,
    - National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics,
    - Zewail City of Science and Technology

  • Copies of Certificates of a number of participants

  • Course evaluation by participant faculty members and students

  • Class and lectures :

  • Top scored students: Nader, Dalia, Rasha, with Physics Chair Prof Khaled, Prof Lotfia El Nadi, at certificate ceremony, April 16, 2015
  • Recognition to Zher Samak, Ph.D. student at Cairo University for her sincerity and devotion for the course
  • Class in Prof Moktar Hall (with students outside the entrance)", Class, lecture
  • Computer workshop 1 Computer workshop 2
  • My office with Professor Lotfia El Nadi

    TEACHING RECOGNITIONS AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY:

  • "Shield of Faculty of Science" and Certificate of Recognition for "Her contributing and supporting activities of Faculty of Science, Cario University", Dean Prof Elsayed Fahiem, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, April 18, 2015
  • Special Prof Lotfia El Nadi 80th birthday medal gift to her best friends and colleagues, April 2015

  • A gift of the holy Quran in an decorated wooden box from participants of the course, My pictured cup made by Nejma (on the left) of NILES, more gifts from Ola and Mona of NRIAG


  • TEACHING IN 2013

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "Atomic Spectroscopy and Opacity" with:
  • Program workshops: R-matrix codes and SUPERSTRUCTURE

  • Invitation Letter of visiting professor, Dean Professor Gamal Abd El Nassar, Faculty of Science, Cairo i University, 2013
  • Syllabus, Exam

  • Teaching under the MOA between the Ohio State University and Cairo University
    - February 16 - March 8, 2013:
  • Circulated Course Announcement in Arabic

  • Participation (41 in total): Postgraduate Students, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Cairo University: Astronomy, Physics, NILES,
    - Al Azhar University,
    - Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority,
    - Menoufiya University,
    - Minya University,
    - National Research Center,
    - Zewail City of Science and Technology

  • Course evaluation by participant faculty members and students (only the written ones)

  • Course pictures

    TEACHING RECOGNITIONS AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY:

  • Certificates for participants (before the last revision), March 2013

  • Award to Nahar: "Shield of Faculty of Science", Cairo University, for Initiating STEM program in Physics, and "Excellence, devotion and care in the lecture course provided during Spring 2013",
    - Certificate, at the Celebrating Event of "Thanks for Loyalty", March 2, 2013,


    UNIVERSITY OF CHOUAIB DOUKKALI, MOROCCO
    Laboratory of Innovation in Science, Technology and Modeling (LISTM),
    Department of Physics, University of Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "ATOMIC ASTROPHYSICS AND SPECTROSCOPY"
    with computational workshops at OSC on: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE
    Dec 9 - 27, 2020 (course was delivered through zoom)
    Course organized by: Prof. Hamid Hebdi (Director of LISTM), Prof. Fatiha Miskane (LISTM and Physics Department)


    i) Announcement poster with syllabus, ii) Prof. Hamid Nebdi, Sultana at Certificate ceremony, iii) user demonstration by Wilbur Ouma of OSC

  • Background materials of the lectures based on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

  • Computational facilities are at OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center)

    - Syllabus (includes computational workshops)

  • Top scorers:

    1. Walid El Maouaki, Certificate,
    2- Imad Hamdi, Certificate
    3- Redouane Hab Arrih Certificate

    Certificates:

    - Certificate for attendance,
    - Appreciation certificate for the Coordinator, Prof. Fatiha Miskane,
    - appreciation certificate for Heidi Hamblin OSC help,
    - appreciation certificate for Wilbur Ouuma for OSC help,
    - recognition certificate for Sultana N. Nahar,

  • Course evaluations:

    - Walid,
    - evaluations in txt


    UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH:

    Dept of Physics and Astrophysics , University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

  • TEACHING IN 2017:

  • Research based course titled:
    "ATOMIC ASTROPHYSICS WITH COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOPS"

  • 6 hours lectures/week and computational workshops
    - October 20 - November 12, 2017

  • Computational workshops: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE
  • Syllabus,
  • Exam

  • Participants from the Department of Physics

    Professor S.N. Nahar

  • Lectures based on textbook "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

  • Computational workshop: Pic1

  • Invitation letter from: Professor A. Satter, Chair, Department of Physics,


    UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, INDIA:
     Dept of Physics and Astrophysics , University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India

  • RESEARCH COLLABORATION MEETING IN 2016:

  • 3 days visit of Delhi University during Feb 17-19, 2016 included

    - Discussions on atomic collisions and programs with Prof Man Mohan's group (Anil Pradhan, Sultana Nahar, and Hala from OSU)

    - Research collaboration and proposals in a general meeting of atomic physicists of Delhi University

    - American Physical Society

  • TEACHING IN 2014:

  • Condensed course title:
    "Atomic and Molecular Radiation Physics: Astronomy to Biomedicine" with computational Program workshop: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE
    Feb 7 - March 6, 2014


    i) Lecture, ii) With Professor Man Mohan of University of Delhi outside our office at UD which was used by Professor Krishnan, who co-experimented on spectroscopy with C.V. Raman who later recieved Nobel proze for the work, as the foundation of National Physical Laboratory during 1947 - 1950, iii) Top 3 scorers

  • Syllabus,
  • Exam

  • Joint teaching by Professor A.K. Pradhan & Professor S.N. Nahar

    - Under US India Education Fundation

  • Lectures based largely on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest
  • Delhi campus:
    - Physics varenda,
    - outside the computer lab

  • Visiting Faculty Invitation letter from: Professor A. Mukherjee, Head, Department of Physics and Astrophysics,

  • Circulated Course Announcement in Delhi University

  • Participation (87 in total): B.Sc., B.tech., Postgraduate M.Sc., M.tech, Researchers, and Faculty members from:
    - Various colleges of DU
    - Int. Un.Accl. Centre,(IUAC)

  • Course evaluation by participants of the course

    RECOGNITION:

  • Certificates for participants, - Signing by Physics Chair Amitabha Mukherjee,
    - certificate (sample),


     GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA:
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Taught undergraduate course: "Modern Physics", Fall 1989




  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF YOUNG ASTRONOMERS (ISYA) OF IAU

    i) Lecture, ii) Group at Kottamia Observatory, iii) Group at inauguration by the Minister of Research and Technology

    The 40th ISYA 2018 held in Egypt, March 26 - April 11, 2018

  • ISYA 2018 was hosted by National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Helwan, Egypt
    - Announcing program and lecturers of ISYA 2018
  • Invitation letter from the President of NRIAG, 2018
  • Invitation letter from the Director of ISYA, 2018

  • Participants: Topmost students from M.Sc. to young Ph.D. holders were selected. Per convention, half of them were international and half were from the host country, Egypt. The 30 participants came from 9 countires: Egypt, Ehtiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania with one visitor from Nepal.

  • The 14 lecturers/faculty are from 8 countries: Egypt, Algeria, China, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Spain, USA

  • Solar Plasma Lectures at ISYA 2018 by Sultana Nahar

  • ISYA Activities book

  • Offcial report of ISTA 2018

  • All documents were published on the web

    Some pictures from ISYA:

  • Kottamia Observatory facility
  • session break, - with Somaya, and Liu
  • Mural of Sultana working drawn by an artist at Cateract Pyramid Resort, Giza
    - Outing: Group picture at Pyramids, Giza, Camel ride at Pyramids, Giza, Visit to Egyptian Museum, Cairo, - Koshery lunch, Cairo, - dancing on the boat on Nile, Cairo

    News:

  • APS News article, Oct 2019: "The 40th International School for Young Astronomers in Egypt", Sultana N Nahar, APS Newsletter Vol 28, No. 9, p.3 (2019)
    - Article on APS News Highlights page

  • BIBHA ALL-GIRLS ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP:


    Held by Bangladesh Astronomical Society and Sponsored by IAU, Feb 11-13, 2021

  • - Screen shots during the lecture

  • It was 3-day program for all girls, participants and lecturers, for astronomy workshop. There were 29 girls in the lecture who took notes and went to learning section. All performed very wel.

  • Program of the worksho

  • My lecture on "STARS"

  • IAU News report, March 2021


     JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY, Savar, Bangladesh


    i) Group after the lecture, ii) Sultana and Prof. Mamun meeting with VC Prof. Farzana Islam

  • Course title: "ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONS: THEORY & COMPUTATION USING SUPERSTRUCTURE PROGRAM"
    - Syllbus
    - November 8, 2017
  • Invitation letter, Chair of Physics Department, 2017


    UNIVERSITIES: JORDAN, PAKISTAN, OSU
    Jordan University in Amman, Hashemmite University, Quaid-i-Azam University, and OSU
    Departments of Physics, Astronomy
    Zarqa, Amman, Islamabad, Columbus

  • Title of the condensed course:
    "ATOMIC ASTROPHYSICS AND SPECTROSCOPY"
    with computational workshops at OSC on: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE
    Jun 9 - 25, 2021 (course was delivered through zoom)

  • Background materials of the lectures based on text book "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

  • Computational facilities are at OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center)

    - Syllabus (includes computational workshops)


    UNIVERSITY OF KASHMIR, INDIA:
     Department of Physics , University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Kashmir

  • Conducted workshop: "ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSITONS: THEORY & COMPUTATION USING SUPERSTRUCTURE PROGRAM", March 25, 2016


    i) Introduction by Physics Chair Manzoor Malik, ii) Computational lab, iii) signing certificates

  • Invitation letter from the Vice Chancellor Professor Khurshid Andrabi", 2016

  • Announcement of the workshop
  • Participants: Researchers, students, faculty members from Departments
    - Physics
    - Chemistry
    registered for the workshop. Coordinator: Prof. Ghulam Nabi Dhar

  • Lectures on the theory: Lecture, - Discussions
  • Computer lab: with students,

    RECOGNITION:

  • Participants: Certificate of completion",



    UNIVERSITY OF RAJSHAHI, BANGLADESH:
     Dept of Physics, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi


    Course: i) lecture, ii) computational lab, iii) exam, iv) after exam

  • TEACHING IN 2017:

  • Research based course titled:
    "ATOMIC ASTROPHYSICS WITH COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOPS"
  • Two full and half days (9:30 am - 5:30 pm) of lectures and computational workshops, ceremony
    - October 29 - November 1, 2017

  • Computational workshops: R-matrix codes, SUPERSTRUCTURE
  • Syllabus,
  • Exam

    Professor S.N. Nahar

  • Lectures based on textbook "Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy" (Anil K. Pradhan and Sultana N. Nahar, Cambridge University Press, 2011) and current research interest

  • Invitation letter from: Professor Golum Mortuza, Chair, Department of Physics
    - Program circulated by the Physics Department

    RECOGNITION & APPRECIATION:

  • The participants were most sincere and performed excellent. While everyone, faculty members and students, received certificates, the students scoring the top three points were recognized. Due to very close points, the 3rd position went to 3 students
    - Faculty certificates : a faculty member
    - 1st position: Md Shariful Islam (M.Sc)
    - 2nd position: Ragib Ahsan Ramon (M.Sc.)
    - 3rd position 1: Md. Mizanur Rahman (M.Sc.)
    - 3rd position 2: Sujan Kumar Mitro (M.Sc.)
    3rd position 3: Nazifa Tasmin Arony (M.Sc.)

  • "Certificate of Appreciation" for delivering the "Atomic Astrophysics with Computational workshops" with citation "Her lectures are helpful for the students as well as for the teachers of the department and I do welcome her for the days to come for other programs", Department of Physics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2017
    - Presented by Prof. Farooque, Dean of Faculty of Science, Rajshahi University


    WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, USA:
     Department of Physics and Astronomy , Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

  • Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Laboratories and Quiz sections, Fall 1979 - Spring 1984

    RECOGNITION:

  • Daniel R. Gustafson Memorial Teaching Award to a graduate student for excellence in teaching, Wayne State University, January 1984


  • COMPUTATIONAL WORKSHOP:

  • My computational workshop includes

    - i) Atomic structure calculations using code SUPERSTRUCTURE (SS)
    - ii) R-matrix code for atomic processes

  • PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTIONS TO RUN THEM, AND EXAMPLES FOR TUTORIALS ARE ACCESSIBLE BELOW

  • i) Atomic structure calculations using code SUPERSTRUCTURE (SS):

  • ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSITIONS: THEORETICAL OUTLINES (Nahar)
  • "TECHNIQUES FOR THE CALCULATION OF ATOMIC STRUCTURES AND RADIATIVE DATA INCLUDING RELATIVISTIC CORRECTIONS", Eissner, W., Jones, M., Nussbaumer, H. Comput. Phys. Commun. 8, 270 (1974)
  • "SuperStructureII.pdf" = Detailed theoretical background of SS (draft form, 1994)
  • Additional details in "Atomic data from the Iron Project LIII. Relativistic allowed and forbidden transition probabilities for Fe XVII", Sultana N. Nahar, Werner Eissner, Guo-Xin Chen, Anil K. Pradhan, Astronomy \& Astrophys. 408, 789 (2003)

  • "USING SUPERSTRUCTURE PROGRAM (Notes in running-sscode.pdf on running the program, input and output files)

  • "struct.f" = SS program to compute energy, transitions, & other quantities
    - "runss"= script to compile "struct.f and create executable "sructx"
    - "rss"= script to run SS
    - "ssin.ar17" = input file for energy and transitions of Ar XVIIl
    - "ssout.bp.ar17" = output file of SS containing all information on energies and various transitions
    - "sspnl.ar17" = fort.7 (actual output) of SS run containing potential and orbial wavefunctions of the atomic system

  • ii) R-matrix code for atomic processes

  • running-rmatrixcode.pdf = notes on running the R-matrix codes for collision strength.
  • bprm-cpc95.pdf = published paper describing the theory and R-matrx codes
  • The example input and output files are for O III

  • rstg1.f = Program for stage 1
    - stg1.inp.eie.o3 = Input file for stage 1
    - zsspnl.o3 = Input file for stage 1
    - stg1.out.eie.o3 = output file of stage 1
  • stglib.f = Program with library routines to be compiled with STG2, RECUPD+RECMOD, STGH
  • rstg2.f = Program for stage 2
    - stg2.inp.eie.o3 = Input file for stage 2
    - stg2.out.eie.o3 = output file of stage 2
  • recupd.f = 1st file of stage RECUPD for fine structure splitting in intermediate coupling
  • recmod.f = 2nd file of stage RECUPD for fine structure splitting in intermediate coupling
    - recupd.inp.eie.o3 = input file for stage RECUPD for O III
    - recupd.out.eie.o3 = output file for stage RECUPD for O III
  • rstgh.f = Program for stage H
    - stgh.inp.eie.o3 = input file for stage H
    - stgh.out.eie.o3 = output file of stage H
    - H.DAT (binary) = output Hamiltonian matrix file H.DAT of stage H. STGF uses this file to compute collision strength
  • psbprm - contains command lines for compilation and making executable of STG1, STG2, RECUPD+RECMOD, STGH
  • stgf.f = Program for stage F
  • psbpas - contains command line for compilation and making executable of STGF
    - stgf.inp.eie.o3 = Input file for stage F
    - stgf.out.eie.o3 = Output file of stage F
    - OMEGA = file contraining the collision strengths for electron impact excitation (EIE)

  • ii) Belfast version of the R-matrix codes

  • OSU group uses the dynamic version of the R-matrix codes often modified by Dr. Werner Eissner as needed. The Belfast version of the codes which incorporates Werner's changes, as included by Dr. Nigel Badnell, are available at

  • Belfast version of the R-matrix codes


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