Mission

  • Developing creative and bright scientific thinking among people.
  • Keeping in touch with the legacy of Islam, trying to develop the rational Islamic approach to deal with the world.
  • Keeping in touch with other nations of the world and exchange experience with them through the dialogue of civilizations.
  • Considering Humankind as the utmost value in this world.

 


ABOUT


Professor Dr. Mohammed
Basil Altaie

Dr Mohammed Basil Altaie is a professor of Quantum Cosmology at Yarmouk University, Jordan. He has obtained his Ph.D. from Manchester University (UK) in 1978. Since then he worked on research problems in Quantum Cosmology and published about two dozens of papers in peer reviewed journals like Physical Review and the Institute of Physics journals. Over the last 30 years he has taught many courses on physics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, these include: Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Electrodynamics, Scientific Thinking, Mathematical Physics. History and Philosophy of Science. He has published 9 books in Arabic mostly in science and some in science and religion.

Prof. Altaie was engaged with Kalam studies since 1989 and in 1994 he published his first paper "The Scientific Value of Daqiq al-Kalam" in which he identified the five principles of Daqiq al-Kalam. Recently he published his first book in English entitled God, Nature and the Cause: Essays on Islam and Science. His novel work Daqiq al-Kalām: The Islamic Approach to Natural Philosophy was published in Arabic years ago and now will be ready English. Some chapters from the book are being taught in Turkish and Algerian universities. Professor Altaie is a member of the British Science and Religion Forum and has contributed several papers to conferences held by the Forum. Some of his papers on topics in the philosophy of science have been translated into Turkish and published in Turkish journals.

 



Awards

  • The Kolbenkian Prize for bright students 1970-1971
  • Mosul University honorarium for writing a book on Relativity Theory 1973.
  • Mosul University honorarium for translating a book on Particle Physics 1974.
  • Government scholarship for Ph.D in Theoretical Physics 1974-1978.
  • Government award for postgraduate excellence 1978.
  • Young scientist award 1981, Sulaymaniah University.
  • Research grant by Yarmouk University 2001.
  • ESSSAT XI conference Scholarship, Iasi , Romania , April 2005.
  • SRF Conference Scholarship on science and religion in Manchester September 11-13, 2006.
  • Research Conference Scholarship for STARS meeting on science and religion in Cancun , Mexico , January 4-7, 2007

Professional Memberships

  1. The Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Science (Founding membership)..
  2. The Jordanian Astronomical Society (Honary membership)
  3. The Sience and Religion Forum (U.K).
  4. Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences ( USA ).

Publications

  1. “Spinor Fields in an Einstein Universe: Vacuum Energy ”, Phys. Rev.D17, 417, (1978).  
  2. “Spinor Fields in an Einstein Universe:Finite Temperature Corrections”, Phys. Rev.D18, 3557, (1978).
  3. “Bose-Einstein Condensation in an Einstein Universe”, J. Phys.A11, 1603, (1978).
  4. “Relativistic BEC in an Einstein Universe”, J. Edu. & Sci. 18, 422, (1982).
  5. “Photon Condensation in an Einstein Universe”, J.Edu. & Sci. 20, 611, (1994).
  6. “The Scientific Value of Daqīq Al-Kalām ”, J. Islamic Thought & Scientific Creativity, 4, (1994).
  7. “Condensation of Scalar Particles”, J. Edu. & Sci. 22, 804, (1996)
  8. “CTH-Structure for Non-Rotating Black Hole”, J.Edu. & Sci. 24, 235, (1998).
  9. “A Simple Model for the Early Universe”, J.Edu.&Sci. 40,100,  (2000)
  10. “Bose-Einstein Condensation of  Spin-1 in an Einstein Universe", J. Phys.A: Math.Gen.33, 7093, (2000). 
  11. “Back-reaction of Quantum Fields in an Einstein universe”, Phys. Rev. D 65, 044028, (2002).
  12. “A Scenario for Neutrino Oscilation in a Nonuniversal Gauge interaction Model”, Hadronic Journal 25, 91 (2002).
  13. “Condensation Model for the very early universe”, Abhath al-Yarmouk, 11, 275, (2002).
  14. “Back reaction of the Neutrino Field in an Einstein universe”, Class. Quantum. Grav. 20, 331-340 (2003).
  15. “Finite-temperature scalar field and the cosmological constant in an Einstein universe”, ِPhys. Rev. D67(04018): 1-6, (2003).            
  16. “An upper limit on the region of particle creation by black holes”, Hadronic Journal 26, 779-794, (2003).
  17. “Casimir energy for a spherical shell in Schwarzschild black hole background”, Gen. Rel. Grav. 36, 331-341, 2004. 
  18. “The Cardy-Verlinde formula and entropy of topological Kerr-Newman black holes in de Sitter spaces”, The European Physical Journal C 30, 273-277, 2003.
  19. “Solar Eclipse in History”, accepted for publication in Abhath Al-Yarmouk, 2005.
  20. “The expansion of the universe according to Al-Ghazali and Averroes”, Abhath Al-Yarmouk, Vol. 22, No.1, March 2006.
  21. “The degeneration of the Sun according to Al-Ghazali”. To be published in Dirasat, Jordanian University, June 2006.
  22. “Kalam atomism”. Submitted for publication, Abhath Al-Yarmouk.
  23. “Nature and causality according to Al-Bakillani”, To be published in Dirasat, Jordanian University, June 2006.
  24. "Daqīq al-Kalām: the Islamic approach to Naural philosophy", a lecture delivered at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, UK, January 2005.
  25.  "Time in Islamic Kalām", talk given at the conference on Einstein, God and Time, Oxford University, September 12-15, 2005.
  26.  "Creation and the need for a personal creator in Islamic Kalām", ECST XI, April 2006.
  27. "On the Divine action and the Human action in Islamic Kalam", Muslim-Christian meeting on science and religion, June 28-29, 2006,Oxford University,UK.
  28. "Creation, development and fate of the universe according to the Quran and in Modern Cosmology", SRF 11-13 Sep. 2006, Manchester , UK.
  29. "Evolution and the Qur'an", SRF 8-10 Sep. 2007, Canterbury, UK.
  30. "Some Aspects of the Islamic View of the Cosmos", The Institute of Oriental Studies, Bucharest, Romania. Dec.2007.
  31. "The Harvest of the Twentieth Century Physics", Harvest of the Century Encyclopedia, vol. III, Abdul Hameed Shooman Foundation, 2007.
  32. "Islamic Kalam: A possible role in S&R Dialogue", Annals of the Sergiu Al-Greorge Institute, XII-XVI, 95-109, 2007.
  33. "A Quantum Black Hole Universe ", Hadronic Journal, 30, 447-456, 2008.
  34. "The concept of Heaven and Heavens in the Qur'an and Modern Astronomy", JJIS, vol. 4, No.3, 223-249. 2008.
  35. "Quantum Indeterminism", a paper submitted to the conference on Matter in the Early Universe, Liverpool Hope University , Sept. 4-7 Liverpool , U.K. 2008.

NEWS

Prof. Altaie will be a keynote speaker at the Third Kuala Lumpur International Kalam Symposium (KLIKS 3) on 19-22 March 2018. The topic of his talk will be about the Challenges of Modern Science to Religious Belief.

http://www.kalamresearch.com/~kalamres/article.php?artID=102