Professor Dr. Mohammed
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.
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.