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Computational Physics, Modelling and Simulation Group (CPMS)

Introduction:

    Study of our Universe is by no means an easy task. The complex astrophysical phenomena involved makes the problem very challenging and indeed knowhow of basic sciences, engineering, modeling and simulation is the minimal requirement for a better understanding of our Universe. The nucleosynthesis problem (r-, s-, p- and rp-process), evolution phases of stars and supernova explosions are few astrophysical phenomena that require microscopic calculation of weak interaction rates at high temperatures (of the order of billions of kelvin) and high densities (of the order of 1011 g/cm3). Besides we also need calculation of other input data before we can run the mega codes on supercomputers to model these phenomena.


    Our group is part of a world-wide effort to microscopically calculate the inputs for these simulation and modeling codes. The group is mainly concerned with the calculation of nuclear data. The results are then given to collaborators running the simulation codes. Various nuclear models (e.g. QRPA, shell model) are employed to calculate the inputs. Numerical techniques, computer programming and understanding of the physical phenomena are the basic requirements in our group.

Research Topics:

  • Calculation of β-decay half-lives for exotic nuclei.
  • Calculation of allowed Gamow-Teller, Fermi and forbidden charge-changing transitions.
  • Calculation of weak-interaction mediated rates in stellar conditions.
  • Calculation of nuclear partition functions, nuclear level densities and nuclear abundances.
  • r-, s-, p- and rp-process calculations.
  • Double beta decay calculations (two-neutrino and neutrinoless modes)
  • Use of pn-QRPA, Shell model, Pyatov method, Schematic Model and other nuclear models to microscopically calculate the nuclear data.

Ongoing research / projects:

  • Calculation of β-decay half-lives for exotic nuclei.
  • Calculation of allowed Gamow-Teller, Fermi and forbidden charge-changing transitions.
  • Calculation of weak-interaction mediated rates in stellar conditions.
  • Calculation of nuclear partition functions, nuclear level densities and nuclear abundances.
  • r-, s-, p- and rp-process calculations.
  • Use of pn-QRPA, Shell model, Pyatov method, Schematic Model and other nuclear models to microscopically calculate the nuclear data.

 

PhD Students

  • Muneeb-ur Rahman, Thesis Title: The GT strength functions and associated weak decay rates in stellar matter, 2007

  • Muhammad Sajjad, Thesis Title: Calculation of First Forbidden Stellar Decay Rates for Neutron-Rich Nuclei and Analysis of Allowed Weak Rates in the pn-QRPA model, 2011

  • Sadiye Cakmak (Celal Bayar University, Turkey), Thesis Title: Study of Gamow-Teller Transitions under Astrophysical Conditions, 2015

  • Muhammad Fayaz, Thesis Title: Gamma Ray Heating and Neutrino Cooling Rates in Supernovae, 2017

  • Muhammad Majid, Thesis Title: Allowed and forbidden β-decay rates for astrophysical applications, 2018

  • Mavra Ishfaq (research work in progress)

  • Muhammad Riaz (research work in progress)

  • Abdul Muneem (research work in progress)

  • Abdul Kabir (reserach work in Progress)

  • Asim Ullah (reserach work in Progress)

 

MS Students

  1. Muhammad Sajjad, Thesis Title: Analysis of electron capture rates on fp-shell nuclei in the range (Z = 21 – 30) in stellar matter, 2006

  2. Muhammad Fayyaz, Thesis Title: Microscopic analysis of Gamow-Teller strength distributions of Nickel Isotopes, 2008

  3. Bilal Ahmad Farooq, Thesis Title: Calculation of Nuclear Level Densities and Nuclear Partition Functions for fp- and fpg-shell Nuclei, 2012

  4. Muhammad Majid, Thesis Title: Optimum selection of particle-hole and particle-particle interaction parameters for calculation of Gamow-Teller strength, 2013.

  5. Zafar Iftikhar, Thesis Title: Investigation of β-decay rates on waiting-point nuclei, 2015

  6. Ali Abas Khan, Thesis Title: Evolution of stellar matter composition, 2015

  7. Munir Ahmed, Thesis Title: Allowed and Unique first-forbidden (U1F) β-decay Half-lives of Waiting-point Nuclei (A = 76 to 128), 2016

  8. Muhammad Hilal, Thesis Title: Fabrication and Characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid tandem bulk heterojunction Solar Cells, 2016

  9. Muhammad Riaz, Thesis Title: Calculation of Electron Capture Cross Section in Stellar Nucleosynthesis Using pn-QRPA Model, 2017

  10. Gul Daraz, Thesis Title: Investigation of nuclear structure properties and weak interaction processes of copper isotopes using RMF and pn-QRPA models, 2017

  11. Farah Naz, Thesis Title: How effective is the Brink-Axel hypothesis for use in calculation of stellar weak rates, 2017

  12. Muhammad Hashim, Thesis Title: Fabrication and Investigation of Thermoelectric Device for Power Generation Based on Graphene, 2017

  13. Qamar Farooq: Beta decay half-life and weak-interaction mediated rate calculations for Germanium, 2018

  14. Noman Zakaria: Beta decay half-life and weak-interaction mediated rate calculations for Zinc Isotopes, 2018

  15. Abdul Kabir: Radiative capture of Proton by 12C at low energy, 2018

  16. Kaleem Ullah: Nuclear Structure properties and weak interactions processes of Molybdenum isotopes by using pn_QRPA anf RMF models, 2018

  17. Asim Ullah: Electron Capture Crosssection for Chromium isotopes calculated within the pn-QRPA, 2018 

  18. Huma Ali: Neutrino Cooling and Gamma Heating due to Stellar weak rates on Vanadium Isotopes, 2019

  19. Sadaf Rani: Optimization of Gt Strength interaction parameters for the reliable prediction of half lives of calcium isotopes, 2019

  20. Rabiya Arshad: Beta Decay Half-lives and Gamow-Teller Strength Distributions for Vanadium isotopes using pn-QRPA Model, 2019

  21. Fiza Rehman: Beta Decay studies of Scandium isotopes using pn-QRPA model, 2019

  22. Hafiz Taimoor: (research work in progress)

Funding

International:

Project title: Fellowship grants for promotion of graduate studies at GIKI.
Donor Agency: Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
Project Number: Prj-16
Duration: January 2005 - December 2007 (3 years)
Status: Completed

Project title: The Department of Science Fellowships & Grant Programs (BIDEB).
Donor Agency: The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey.
Project Number: 1059B211402772
Duration: June 2014 – July 2014 (2 months)
Status: Completed

National:

Project title: Theoretical researches of the reactions important for nuclear astrophysics (with Prof. Irgaziev Bakhadir).
Donor Agency: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
Project Number: 20-1171
Duration: September 2008 – August 2010 (2 years)
Status: Completed

Project title: Microscopic calculation of nuclear physics inputs for core-collapse simulation.
Donor Agency: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
Project Number: 20-1283
Duration: July 2009 – June 2012 (3 years)
Status: Completed

Project title: Study of Gamow-Teller transitions using the pn-QRPA theory and Pyatov method for astrophysical applications.
Donor Agency: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
Project Number: 20-3099
Duration: July 2014 – June 2017 (3 years) (Full-funded positions for 2 MS and I PhD student, for details visit Graduate Admissions webpage)
Status: In progress

Project title: Classification of Rossby and Rossby-Haurwitz nonlinear planetary wave triads in the atmosphere using algebraic/arithmetic geometry (with Dr. Umar Hayat).
Donor Agency: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
Status: Submitted, 2014

Collaborators

Group Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, FInstP (GIK Institute, Pakistan) (Group Leader)
  • Prof. Dr. Khasan Karimov, (Foreign Professor, GIK Institute Pakistan)
  • Prof. Dr. Irgaziev Bakhadir, (Foreign Professor, GIK Institute, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Taqi Cheema (GIK Institute, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal (GIK Institute, Pakistan)

 

Researchers/Collaborators:

  • Prof. Dr. Calvin Johnson (San Diego State University, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. V. B. Belayaev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)
  • Prof. Dr. Sabin Stoica (IFIN-HH, Romania)
  • Prof. Dr. Francesca Gulminelli (University of Caen, France)
  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Nasser Tawfik (Egyptian Centre for Theoretical Physics, Egypt)
  • Prof. Dr. Mihail Mirea (IFIN-HH, Romania)
  • Prof. Dr. Cevad Salam (Mus University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Dr. Tahsin Babacan (Celal Bayar University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Dr. Ismail Maras (Celal Bayar University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Dr. Ismail Boztosun (Akdeniz University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Dr. Nihal Buyukcizmeci (Selcuk University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Dr. Natalie Jachowicz (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Dr. Necla Cakmak (Karabük University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Mahmut Boyükata (Çanakkale University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Tuncay Bayram (Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Haris Djapo (Akdeniz University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Mesut Karakoc (Akdeniz University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi (University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan)
  • Dr. Sadiye Cakmak (Eskisehir University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Muneeb-Ur Rahman (Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan)

Honors / Awards / Achievements / News:

Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute.

Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan visited the Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) GIK Institute from 2nd May – 4th April, 2019. Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi discussed research problems with many graduate students of CPMS and ongoing research projects with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi. Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi also visited research labs of FES.

Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi discussion with graduate student at CPMS lab, FES

Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi Visiting Nanotechnology Lab, FES, GIK Institute.

Dr. Haris Ðapo visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute.

Dr. Haris Ðapo from Akdniz University, Faculty of Science, Physics Dept. Antalya, Turkey visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute as part of the joint PSF-TUBITAK research project. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the PI from Pakistan side and Dr. Haris is the PI from Turkey side. Dr. Haris Ðapo stayed in GIK Institute from 25th April – 30th April, 2019. Dr. Haris Ðapo discussed research problems with many graduate students of CPMS and ongoing research projects with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi.

Dr. Haris Ðapo discussion with PhD students of Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Group, FES, GIK Institute.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi hosted tea party at CPMS Lab, attended by Dean FES, Dean Graduates Studies, research collaborators and CPMS students.

Ms. Mavra Ishfaq student from CPMS group visited GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Germany

Ms. Mavra Ishfaq, PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi visited GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Germany in January, 2019.

Prof. Dr. Takehiko has a position as Leader of the Hypernuclear Spectroscopy Group in the FRS/NuSTAR department at GSI, Germany and Chief Scientist, the High Energy Nuclear Physics Laboratory, the Cluster of Pioneering Research, at RIKEN in Japan. Ms. Ishfaq visited few other research laboratories at GSI and got short introduction and experience about the instruments, currently being used to carry out research in the field of High Energy Nuclear Physics.

The research group of Prof. Takehiko revealed two important puzzles by working on an experiment (named as HypHI Phase 0 experiment) in recent past. The biggest puzzle was to experimentally understand the origin of signals that might be related to the existence of the neutral hypernucleus Λ3n. Another important issue was to improve the precision of the lifetime values of hypernuclei Λ3H. Currently they proposed a new project in order to solve the lifetime of the Λ3H and Λ4H hypernuclei by new spectroscopy techniques with inclusion of fragment separator (FRS). Ms. Mavra visited the complete setup for the new project (proposed name as HypHI Phase I) including the most important components for the HypHI Phase I experiment FRS at GSI and WASA detector at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH.

Turkish Professor Dr. Necla Cakmak, visits Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute.

Turkish Professors Dr. Necla Cakmak, visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute as part of the Mevlana Faculty Exchange Program established between GIK Institute and Turkish universities and attended the 2nd International Pak-Turk Conference on Emerging Technologies in the field of Sciences & Engineering at GIK Institute as invited speaker also. Dr. Necla Cakmak stayed for three weeks in GIK Institute, Dr. Necla Cakmak discussed Research problem with many graduate students and ongoing research projects between Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Dr. Necla Cakmak. This was Dr. Necla Cakmak third visit to GIK Institute.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Dr. Necla Cakmak in CPMS Lab with graduate students

Dr. Necla Cakmak receiving shied and Certificate from Rector GIK Institute.

CPMS and MInG jointly organized the 2nd Pak-Turk Conference on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences and Engineering

2nd Pak-Turk Conference on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences and Engineering was organized in GIK Institute, March, 11-13, 2019 jointly sponsored by HEC and GIK Institute. The conference was attended by 05 Turkish and 09 national invited speakers. Another 38 participants presented their research papers. The Turkish speakers included Prof. Dr. Nihal Buyukcizmeci, Dr. Ismail H. Sarpün, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Böyükata, Dr. Necla Çakmak and Dr. Canel EKE. The national invited speakers were Prof. Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif, Prof. Dr. Bakhadir Irgaziev, Dr. Ali Ashher Zaidi, Prof. Dr. Asghar Qadir, Prof. Dr. Asif Ullah Khan, Dr. Zohaib Iqbal, Dr. Mansoor-ur-Rehman and Ms. Feriha Verdag.

The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony was Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector & Patron-in-Chief of 2nd Pak-Turk Conference on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences and Engineering. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi Pro-Rector (A) & Conference Steering Committee Chair also addressed the opening ceremony. Prof. Fazal A. Khalid was the chief guest at closing ceremony.

The CPMS group and the Machine Intelligence Research Group (MInG) were the main organizers of this international conference. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi from FES and Dr. Zahid Halim from FCSE were the joint directors of this conference.

 

Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Patron-in-Chief of 2nd Pak-Turk Conference on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences and Engineering (Group Picture)

Mr. Jehangir Bashar, Patron-in-Chief of 2nd Pak-Turk Conference presenting shields and certificates to international speakers.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Dr. Zahid Halim along with organizing committee of 2nd Pak-Turk Conference.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi along with Speakers and participants at Gala Dinner.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (A) & Conference Steering Committee Chair presenting shields and certificates to national speakers.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi Pro-Rector (A) & Conference Steering Committee Chair presenting shields and certificates to national speakers.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi along with International Speakers and organizers at Excursion to Islamabad

Meeting of the Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Honorable ?hsan Mustafa Yurdakul with

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dr. Zahid Halim and Turkish speakers of the 2nd Pak-Turk Conference

 

PhD Student Mr. Abdul Muneem from CPMS Group Selected for IPA Position at RIKEN Japan

 

Mr. Abdul Muneem student, CPMS group, GIK Institute is currently a PhD student at FES, GIK Institute under Supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi. Mr. Abdul Muneem has been selected as International Program Associate (IPA) at High Energy Nuclear Physics laboratory, RIKEN, Japan.

The Research work will be carried out at RIKEN, Japan and GSI Germany under co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Takehiko Saito. The HypHI Project GSI in Germany, which has been led by the Chief Scientist Dr. Takehiko Saito of the High Energy Nuclear Physics laboratory, RIKEN, Japan developed a novel technique to study exotic hyper nuclei at extreme isospin and/or with more strangeness by employing induced reactions of energetic heavy ion beam.

Mr. Abdul Muneem would be working on the first hypernuclear experiment with projectile fragmentation reactions of heavy ion beams and unique identification of produced hypernuclei by invariant mass method developed by HypHI collaboration

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Five PhD students of CPMS contributed to the "The Sixth Italian-Pakistani workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics", NUST, Islamabad.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi was an invited speaker at “The Sixth Italian-Pakistani workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics" from 24th – 26th January 2019 in NUST, Islamabad. Five Ph.D research students from CPMS (Miss Mavra Ishfaq, Mr. Muhammad Riaz, Mr. Abdul Muneem, Mr Abdul Kabir and Mr. Asim Ullah) also contributed to this workshop as oral presentations. The titles of the talks were

1. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, “A new recipe for calculation of phase space factors and its implications on beta decay half-lives”

2. Miss Mavra Ishfaq, “Within the framework of QRPA: The impact of paring correlations on the calculation of ?-decay half-lives for odd-odd nuclei”

3. Muhammad Riaz, “Gamow-Teller Strength and Electron Capture Cross Section calculation by pn-QRPA for selected pf-shell nuclei”

4. Abdul Munem, “Gamow-Teller and First Forbidden Transitions For The r-process N-82 Waiting point Nuclei”

5. Abdul Kabir, “Proton capture cross section for 12C at low energy”

6. Asim Ullah, “Effect of deformation on Gamow-Teller Strength and Electron Capture Cross-section for Chromium Isotopes (46-50Cr) using pn-QRPA”

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi with his PhD students at IPWRA 2019

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi along with graduate students of FES at conference dinner in HEC Headquarters, Islamabad.

Prof.Dr.Jameel-Un Nabi inducted into Centre for Adanced Training and Research in Physics (CIFRA)

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics) of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, has been selected as a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Centre for Advanced Training and Research in Physics (CIFRA). Across the world only 11 renowned academicians have been selected as CIFRA members one of which is Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, others are Sandro Scandolo, Joseph Niemela, Romain Murenzi and Catalina Cruceanu from Italy, Bogdan Dragnea from US, Cristinel Diaconu and Emilian Dudas from France, IonutEnculescu and Lucian Pintilie from Romania and Yue-Liang Wu from China.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the only distinguished member across Pakistan, who has been awarded with this honor.

Under the provisions of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) CIFRA works as Category-2 Centre situated in Romania.

The responsibilities of this Scientific Committee has to provide scientific expertise and policy advice on the development of long and medium-term scientific programs of the Center and on preparation of its annual plan, assist in the appraisal of activities carried out by the Center, make recommendations on the optimum selection of research and development institutions and for experts that may provide services required for the center and provide advice on the development of international scientific partnerships in the framework of Center’s program activities.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and two PhD students of CPMS contributed to the “International Conference on Nuclear Structure Properties (NSP-2018)” in Trabzon Turkey.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics), attended XI International Conference on Nuclear Structure Properties (NSP18) from 12th – 14th September 2018 in Trabzon, Turkey along two of his PhD research students (Miss Mavra Ishfaq and Mr. Abdul Muneem). Prof. Nabi also visited Karabuk University and Akdeniz University during his three weeks stay in Turkey.

The aim of this conference was to provide an opportunity for researchers from all over the world to present their research activities and results in the field of Nuclear Physics and related subjects. The conference provided opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish research relations and to find academic partners for future collaborations.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Miss Mavra Ishfaq presented their research papers while Mr. Abdul Muneem presented a poster in this conference.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi with his PhD students at NSP-2018 Trabzon, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi presenting research paper in NSP-2018

Miss Mavra Ishfaq during presentation

Mr. Abdul Muneem presenting poster 

Turkish Professors Dr. Necla Cakmak, Dr. Mesut Karakoc and Dr. Haris Dapo visit computational physics modeling & simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institue.

Three Turkish Professors Dr. Necla Cakmak, Dr. Mesut Karakoc and Dr. Haris Ðapo visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute. Dr. Necla Cakmak (PI from Turkey side) is visiting GIK as part of Pak-Turk Researchers' Mobility Grant Program in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi (PI from Pakistan side). Dr. Haris and Dr. Mesut are also visiting GIK regarding a PSF-TUBITAK joint research project. Dr. Haris is the PI from Turkey side and Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the PI from Pakistan side. Dr. Necla visited the CPMS Lab for a period of three weeks (5 – 26 May, 2018) whereas Dr. Haris and Dr. Mesut visited for one week (5 – 12, May 2018). The Turkish professors also attended the “First International Pak-Turk Workshop on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences & Engineering” at GIK Institute as invited speakers. During their stay the Turkish Physicists discussed research problems with graduate students.

Starting from bottom left: Dr. Haris Dapo, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dr. Necla Cakmak and Dr. Mesut Karakoc at

Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute. Standing are the graduate students

of CPMS group

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi along with invited speakers at “First International Pak-Turk

Workshop on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences & Engineering”.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi presenting shields and certificates to Turkish speakers at “First International

Pak-Turk Workshop on Emerging Technologies in the Field of Sciences & Engineering”.

CPMS group photo with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Turkish professors at

a local restaurant near Tarbela Dam, KP Pakistan.

PhD Student Ms. Mavra Ishfaq from CPMS,FES, GIK Institute on One Year Research Visit to Turkey

Ms. Mavra Ishfaq (Ph.D student, CPMS group, GIK Institute) is currently on a one-year visit to Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. Ms. Ishfaq is working under the Co-supervision of Dr. Haris DJapo, in Nuclear Sciences Research and Application Center.

Ms. Mavra Ishfaq is working on the Co-Incident part of half-lives calculation using clinical linear accelerator (cLINAC) and high purity germanium (HpGe) detector available at Nuclear Sciences Research and Application Center of Akdeniz University. She is studying radioactivity processes and Gamma-ray spectroscopy using HpGe and NaI(Tl) detectors. 

Working on high purity germanium (HpGe) detector at Nuclear Sciences Research and Application Center, Akdeniz University Antalya, Turkey

Working on Gamma-Spectrometer System

Ms. Mavra Ishfaq with research collaborators at FEN Faculty, Akdeniz University, Antalya Tyrkey

PhD Student Muhammad Majid from CPMS GIK Institute completes Six Months Research visit to Europe.

Mr. Muhammad Majid (Ph.D student, CPMS group) has worked under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Natalie Jachowicz, in the neutrino physics theoretical group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ghent University Belgium, for the period of six months in the framework of a scholarship awarded by IRSIP HEC, Pakistan.

Mr. Majid has worked on the calculation of neutral current neutrino-nucleus interactions at intermediate energies of interest for current and future neutrino-oscillation experiments. It is hope and plan to continue the collaboration in the future and proceeds to some interesting results. During his stay, he has also visited the research Labs at CERN, Geneva and Oxford University, UK.

Mr. M. Majid at Large Hydron Collider at Cern, Switzerland

Mr. Majid working in the control room of The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at CERN, Switzerland

Mr. M. Majid at Ghent University, Belgium with research collaborators

M.Phil students from Department of Physics, Punjab University, Lahore visit CPMS Lab GIK Institute

Three M.Phil students, Mrs. Sadaf Rani, Ms. Rabiya Arshad and Ms. Fiza Rehman from Department of Physics, Punjab University, Lahore visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab GIK Institute from 1st March – 15th April 2018 for their research work under Co- Supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, GIK Institute. The students would be studying the role of separable Gamow-Teller (GT) forces in the calculation of GT strength distributions. Their study may contribute in improving the prediction power of the QRPA models for calculation of beta decay half-lives.

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi discussing research problem with students from PU Lahore at CPMS Lab.

CPMS group photo with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi at a local restaurant near Tarbela.

Turkish Professor Dr. Tuncay Bayram at Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute for two weeks 

Turkish Professor Dr. Tuncay Bayram visited GIK Institute for two weeks from 8th – 22nd April 2017 on Project Based Mevlana Exchange Program. The project was jointly submitted by Group Leader CPMS and Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and HoD Nuclear Energy Engineering, University of Sinop Turkey, Dr. Tuncay Bayram. The duration of this project is 18 months. During his visit Dr. Tuncay had fruitful discussions with MS and PhD students doing research at CPMS Lab. Dr. Tuncay also assisted the graduate students in their research problems.

Professor Dr. Tuncay Bayram, Prof Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and Prof. Dr. Irbaziev Bakhadir making fruitful discussions relevant to their research areas at CPMS Lab, FES, GIKI.

Tea party in the presence of Mr. Ahsan Basir Sheikh, Pro-Rector (A&F), Prof Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Irgaziev Bakhadir at CPMS Lab FES, GIKI.

Discussions with Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi and graduate students on research work at CPMS Lab, FES, GIKI.

Turkish Professor Dr. Necla Cakmak visits Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Group, FES, GIK Institute on Mevlana Exchange Program for two weeks.

Dr. Necla Cakmak from Karabük University Turkey visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) from 27th April – 9th May 2015 as part of the Mevlana Faculty Exchange Program established between the two universities last year. She is the first foreign faculty to visit GIK Institute on this program.

Activities of Dr. Necla Cakmak during her stay:

  • Discussion with graduate students on research projects.
  • Attending presentations of graduate students from CPMS group.
  • Presenting an open seminar on “Mevlana Exchange program at GIKI”.
  • Teaching Mechanics class to freshmen.

Discussing research problems with PhD student Seminar on Mevlana Exchange Programe with GIKI Students

Dr. Necla Cakmak and Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi answering the questions after the Seminar Tea party at Computational Physics Lab

Egyptian Professor Dr. Abdel Nasser Tawfik & Egyptian MS student Miss Nada Ezzelarab visit Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Group, FES, GIK Institute

Professor Dr. Abdel Nasser Tawfik, Founding Director Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics, MTI Modern University, Egypt visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) in March 2015. He was accompanied by Ms. Nada Ezzelarab who is a MS student in Egypt and working under joint supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi.

Activities of Professor Dr. Abdul Nasser Tawfik  during his visit.

  • Presented a special seminar on “Egyptian Particle Colliders” at GIK Institute.
  • Discussed “Nuclear Abundance Problem” with CPMS group.
  • Discussed possibility of submitting a joint research proposal for collaboration with CERN, Geneva.
  • Discussed possibility of establishing UNESCO Centre of Excellence in MTI Egypt and GIK Institute Pakistan.
  • Ms. Nada Ezzelarab had exchange of codes and research problems with CPMS students.

 Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi introducing Egyptian Professor Seminar on “Egyptian Particle Colliders” at GIKI

Prof. Bakhadir during question session Get together of Egyptian group with CPMS Group

Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi from Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Group, FES, GIK Institute for research work

Dr. Ramoona Shehzadi from University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan visited the Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) GIK Institute from 07th January -14th January 2015.

Activities of Dr. Ramoona during her visit

  • Had fruitful discussions on contemporary research topics with the graduate students of CPMS group.
  • Started collaboration work with Prof. Jameel-Un Nabi. The work is currently in progress.
  •  Discussed possibilities of submitting joint research proposals to funding agencies in future.
  • Discussed joint supervision of graduate students.

At Faculty Club of GIK (with Dr. Jameel and Ali). Visit of Abbasian Restaurant near GIK with CPMS group

Seminar of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi in Turkey

Turkish Professor Dr. Ismail Boztosun visits Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Group

Prof. Dr. Ismail Boztosun from Akdeniz University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Antalya-Turkey visited Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) from 6th November – 8th November 2015 as speaker on the International Science & Youth Symposium (ISYS3) Program established by the science society Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI).

Activities of Dr. Ismail Boztosun during his stay 

  • Discussion with graduate students on research projects.
  • Presented a special seminar for G.I.K Institute students on “Contribution of Akdeniz University to Experimental Nuclear Physics Studies in Turkey: Photonuclear & Photo fission reactions”.
  • Presented a talk on Theoretical and Experimental Nuclear Physics at “International Science & Youth Symposium (ISYS3)”.
  • Visited the campus of G.I.K Institute with the students of CPMS group.

Presenting a special seminar on “Photonuclear & Photo Fission Reactions” to GIKI student

Explaining the phenomenon of Photo Fission along with the total angular momentum conservation

Visiting Main Library of GIKI

Visiting GIKI Campus with the students of CPMS group

Group photo with CPMS group

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi (Dean ,FES) Signs MoU with Kirikkale University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi (Dean, FES) signed Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol with Kirikkale University Turkey on 14th October 2016 to promote student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions. Student exchange ranging from 4-5 months and faculty exchange ranging from 1 -2 weeks are possible under the signed agreement. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Computer Engineering and Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry are eligible to apply for this exchange program.

The Mevlana Exchange Program Protocol was the result of a recent visit of Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi to Kirikkale University in order to foster international research linkages between the two universities. The highly competitive Mevlana Exchange Program Protocol was awarded to GIK Institute as a result of meeting of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi with Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yildiz, Rector Kirikkale University, Prof. Dr. Saffet Nezir, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, and Dr. Mahmut Böyükata Vice Dean, which paved path to establishing research linkages between the two universities (also see http://www.kku.edu.tr/Anasayfa/Haber/Index/207)

Meeting of Rector Kirikkale University Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yildiz'i, Dean FES Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Dean Faculty of Engineering & Sciences Prof. Dr. Saffet Nezir, Vice Dean Dr. Mahmut Böyükata and Director International Student Office Rüstem Orhan.

Rector Kirikkale University, Prof. Dr. Ekrem Yildiz'i and Dean FES, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi during signing ceremony of Mevlana Exchange Protocol.

First GIK graduate student goes to Sinop University Turkey under the Mevlana Exchange Protocol to conduct MS work

Mr. Gul Daraz, FES becomes the first graduate student to visit Sinop University Turkey under the recently signed Mevlana Exchange Protocol. Mr. Gul would be conducting his MS research work for one semester at Sinop University Turkey. Mr. Gul is doing his MS under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi at the Computational Physics Laboratory, FES, GIK Institute.

Within a span of four years GIK Institute has signed MoU’s for faculty and student exchange with six leading universities of Turkey. These include Celal Bayar University, Karabuk University, Sinop University, Sakarya University, Izmir University of Economics and Kirikkale University. Mevlana Exchange Protocol with two other leading universities, Bozok University andIskenderun Technical University, is currently in pipeline. Faculty exchange under these programs started last year. Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi is the coordinator of these exchange programs from GIK Institute.

Mr. Gul Daraz with Dr. Tuncay Bayram and students at Sinop University Turkey.

Mr. Gul Daraz after attending the class at Sinop University Turkey.

 

Facilities:

  • Two (02) SUN ULTRA 40 Workstations
  • Allied PCs with other computational facilities

PU Students visit GIK Institute

Research Students from Punjab University Lahore visite Cdomputational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab, FES, GIK Institute for One Month.

Mr. Qamar Farook & Mr. Noman Zakriya M.Phil students from Department of Physics, Punjab University, Lahore visit Computational Physics Modeling & Simulation (CPMS) Lab GIKI from 16th March – 16th April 2017 for their research work under Co- Supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi . 

Mr. Noman Zakriya working in CPMS Lab GIKI

Mr. Qamar Farook working in CPMS Lab GIKI

Students from P.U working on their research work on SUN Work Stations at CPMS Lab of GIKI

Research Publications

 Journal Publications (Selected):

  1. “Spin-isospin transitions in chromium isotopes within the quasiparticle random phase approximation”, S. Cakmak, J.-U. Nabi, T. Babacan and I. Maras, Advances in Space Research (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2014.10.015 [32 pages]. {I.F. (2013) 1.238}.
  2. “Charge-changing transitions and capture strengths of pf-Shell Nuclei with Tz = -2 at proton drip-line”, M.-U. Rahman and J.-U. Nabi, accepted for publication in Astrophysics and Space Science (2014) [19 pages]. {I.F. (2013) 2.401}
  3. “Study of Gamow-Teller transitions in isotopes of titanium within the quasiparticle random phase approximation”, S. Cakmak, J.-U. Nabi, T. Babacan and C. Selam, Astrophysics and Space Science 352, 645-663 (2014) [19 pages]. {I.F. (2013) 2.401}
  4. “The estimation of neutrino flux produced by pep reactions in the Sun”, B. F. Irgaziev, V. B. Belyaev and J.-U. Nabi, Physica Scripta 89, 084010 (2014). {I.F. (2012) 1.032}
  5. “Electron capture strength on odd-A nucleus 59Co in explosive astrophysical environment”, M.-U. Rahman and J.-U. Nabi, Astrophysics and Space Science 351, 235-242 (2014).[8 pages]{I.F. (2012) 2.064}
  6. “Nuclear inputs of key iron isotopes for core-collapse modeling and simulation”; J.-U. Nabi and A. Tawfik, Physica Scripta 89, 084005 (2014).{I.F. (2012) 1.032}
  7. “Quantum Gravity effect on the Quark-Gluon Plasma”, I. Elmashad, A. Farag Ali, L. I. Abou-Salem, J.-U. Nabi and A. Tawfik, SOP Transactions on Theoretical Physics 1, 1-6 (2014). [6 pages]
  8. “Unique first forbidden β-decay rates for neutron-rich nickel isotopes in stellar environment”, J.-U. Nabi and Sabin Stoica. Astrophysics and Space Science 349, 843-855 (2013). [13 pages]{I.F. (2012) 2.064}
  9. “The Nuclear Structure and Associated Electron Capture Rates on Odd-Z Nucleus 51V in Stellar Matter”, M.-U. Rahman and J.-U. Nabi, Astrophysics and Space Science 348, 427-435 (2013). [9 pages]{I.F. (2012) 2.064}
  10. “Three-body calculation of the rate of reaction p + p + e → d + γe in the Sun”, B. F. Irgaziev, V. B. Belyaev and J.-U. Nabi, Physical Review C 87, 035804 (2013). [6 pages] {I.F. (2012) 3.715}
  11. “Comparison of Gamow-Teller strengths in the random phase approximation”, J.-U. Nabi and C. W. Johnson, Journal of Physics G 40, 065202 (2013). [16 pages] {I.F. (2012) 5.326}
  12. “Fine-Grid Calculations for Stellar Electron and Positron Capture Rates on Fe Isotopes”, J.-U. Nabi and A. N. Tawfik, Physics of Atomic Nuclei 76, 294-315 (2013). [22 pages]{I.F. 0.539}
  13. “Nickel isotopes in stellar matter”, J.-U. Nabi, European Physical Journal A 48, 84 (2012). [8 pages]{I.F. 2.043}
  14. rp-process weak-interaction mediated rates of waiting-point nuclei’, J.-U. Nabi, Astrophysics and Space Science 339, 305-315(2012). [11 pages]{I.F. 2.064}
  15. “Neutrino and anti-neutrino energy loss rates due to iron isotopes suitable for core-collapse simulations”, J.-U. Nabi, Romanian Journal of Physics 57, 1211-1221 (2012). [11 pages]{I.F. 0.526}
  16. “Coulomb breakup of 6Li into α + d in the field of ion208Pb”, B. F. Irgaziev, J.-U. Nabi and D. Khan, Physical Review C 84, 065809 (2011). [9 pages]{I.F.3.308}
  17. “Neutrino cooling rates due to 54,55,56Fe for presupernova evolution of massive stars”, J.-U. Nabi, Advances in Space Research 48, 985-997 (2011). [13 pages]{I.F.1.178}
  18. “β-decay of key titanium isotopes in stellar environment”, J.-U. Nabi and I. Bakhadir, International Journal of Modern Physics E 20, 705-719 (2011). [15 pages]{I.F.0.597}
  19. “Gamow-Teller strength distribution in proton-rich nucleus 57Zn and its implications in astrophysics”, J.-U. Nabi and M.-U. Rahman. Astrophysics and Space Science 332, 309-317 (2011). [9 pages]{I.F. 1.686}
  20. “Ground and excited states Gamow-Teller strength distributions of iron isotopes and associated capture rates for core-collapse simulations”, J.-U. Nabi. Astrophysics and Space Science 331, 537-554 (2011). [18 pages]{I.F.1.686}
  21. “Stellar β± decay rates of iron isotopes and its implications in astrophysics”, J.-U. Nabi, Advances in Space Research 46, 1191-1207 (2010). [17 pages]{I.F. 1.076}
  22. “Expanded calculation of weak-interaction-mediated neutrino cooling rates due to 56Ni in stellar matter”, J.-U. Nabi, Physica Scripta 81, 025901 (2010). [11 pages]{I.F. 0.982}
  23. “Neutrino and antineutrino energy loss rates in massive stars due to isotopes of titanium”, J.-U. Nabi, International Journal of Modern Physics E 19, 63-77 (2010). [15 pages]{I.F. 0.695}

The editor quotes “one of the best written submissions we've had: well-reasoned, well-referenced and substantial work.”

Conference Publications (Selected):

  1. “Nucleosynthesis and the rp-process”, Proceedings of the Carpathian Summer School of Physics, 2012, Sinaia, Romania, June 24 – July 07, 2012, editors: L. Trache and P. G. Isar, American Institute Of Physics Conference Proceedings No. 1498, page 160-168 (2012) [9 pages].
  2. “Neutrino energy loss rates due to 54,55,56 Fe in stellar environment”, Proceedings of the Seventh Tours Symposium (TOURS 2009), Kobe, Japan, November 16-20, 2009, editors: H. Susa, H. Utsunomiya, M. Arnould, S. Gales, T. Motobayashi and C. Scheidenberger, American Institute Of Physics Conference Proceedings No. 1238, page 214-217 (2010). [4 pages]
  3. “Reduced Beta Decay Rates Of Iron Isotopes For Supernova Physics”, Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Frontiers of Physics (IMFP-09), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 12-16, 2009, American Institute Of Physics Conference Proceedings No. 1150, page 236-240, 2009.
  4. “Gamow-Teller Strength Distributions for pf-shell Nuclei and its Implications in Astrophysics”, M.-U Rahman and J.-U. Nabi, The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: A Tribute to Kam-Ching Leung ASP Conference Series, Vol. 404, Proceedings of the conference held 5-9 May, 2008, at Merlin Beach Hotel, Phuket, Thailand. Edited by B. Soonthornthum, S. Komonjinda, K.S. Cheng, and K.C. Leung San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009., p.96-102.

International Preprints (Selected):

  1. “Nuclear inputs of key iron isotopes for core-collapse modeling and simulation”, J.-U. Nabi and A. N. Tawfik (2103).Egyptian Centre for Theoretical Physics, Internal Report No. ECTP-2013-11, Egypt.
  2. “Quantum Gravity effect on the Quark-Gluon Plasma”, I. Elmashad, A. Farag Ali, L. AbouSalem, J.-U. Nabi and A. Tawfik, Egyptian Centre for Theoretical Physics, Internal Report No. ECTP-2012-06, Egypt, Cornell University Archive Number arXiv:1208.4028v1 (2012) [hep-ph]. [8 pages]
  3. "Fine-Grid Calculations for Stellar Electron and Positron Capture Rates on Fe-Isotopes", J.-U. Nabi and A. N. Tawfik, Cornell University Archive Number arXiv:1108.4569 (2011) [nucl-th]. [21 pages] (also published as Egyptian Centre for Theoretical Physics, Internal Report No. ECTP-2011-03, Egypt)
  4. “Detailed microscopic calculations of stellar electron and positron capture rates on 24Mg for O+Ne+Mg core simulations”, J.-U. Nabi, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Preprint No. IC/2008/047 (2008). [18 pages]
  5. “Stellar neutrino energy loss rates due to24Mg for O+Ne+Mg core simulations”, J.-U. Nabi, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Preprint No. IC/2008/048 (2008). [17 pages]
  6. “Electron and Positron Capture Rates on Iron isotopes for Core-collapse Simulations”, J.-U. Nabi, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Preprint No. IC/2008/049 (2008). [27 pages]
  7. “Neutrino energy loss rates due to key iron isotopes for core-collapse physics”, J.-U. Nabi, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Preprint No. IC/2008/050 (2008). [21 pages]