23 January 1951 |
Gujrat, West Pakistan, Dominion of Pakistan
|Institutions||University of the Punjab (PU)
International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
King Saud University (KSU)
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh
University of the Punjab
|Doctoral advisor||Dr. L.L.J. Vick|
|Doctoral students||Dr. M. Ali
Dr. Muneer Ahmad
National Book Foundation Award (2000)
Pride of Performance Award(1999)
Abdus Salam Award (1985)
Mujahid Kamran (born 23 January 1951), is a Pakistani theoretical physicist and the current vice-chancellor of the Punjab University (PU), Lahore, Punjab. He is a professor of physics and, had previously served as the chairman of the Physics Department at the University of the Punjab (1995–2001 and January 2007 – January 2008). From 2004–2007, he served as the dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the same institution. In January 2008, he was appointed as vice-chancellor of the Punjab University by the governor of Punjab, Lieutenant General (ret) Khalid Maqbool, on the recommendation of a Search Committee. Kamran joined the university of the Punjab as a lecturer in 1972, became an assistant professor in 1982, associate professor in 1987 and professor in 1988. He is a former Fulbright Fellow (University of Georgia, Athens, USA) 1988–89.
Kamran was born on 23 January 1951, in Gujrat, Pakistan. In his early youth, he moved to Rawalpindi where his father Syed Shabbir Hussain took a position as political correspondent for The Pakistan Times. From 1955–1969 he studied at the educational institutions of Rawalpindi. In 1965, Kamran did his matriculation from Sir Syed High School, standing first in the class. Kamran later did his F.Sc. in 1967 and BSc in 1969 from Gordon College. , which was at that time administered by the Christian Mission. He attended Punjab University and gained MSc Physics in 1971 specialising in theoretical particle physics. He won merit scholarships during the periods 1965–1967, 1967–1969, 1969–1971. He was awarded a doctoral scholarship by the GoPk under the Central Overseas Training Scholarship Scheme and travelled to Great Britain to attend the University of Edinburgh in 1975. There, he did his PhD in Theoretical physics in 1979. His doctoral thesis was titled "The Dual Absorptive Model and Elastic Hadronic Scattering at High Energies and Small Momentum Transfers", and was supervised by Dr. L.L.J. Vick.
Kamran returned to Pakistan in 1979, after completing his PhD, and joined his alma mater as lecturer in Physics. He has been teaching postgraduate (MSc and M.Phil ) and undergraduate (BSc Hons) classes at Punjab University (PU). He has also taught PhD, MSc and BSc courses at KSU, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was an associate professor from 2001–2004. KSU has an American system with a BSc awarded after 16 years, and MSc after 18 years of education. Courses taught by him at PhD and MSc level at KSU were: Physics of Elementary Particles, QFT I and II, Gauge Theories, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Mechanics II; courses taught at the BSc final year level: QM. He has successfully co-supervised the PhD thesis of M. Ali on "Hypercharge Exchange Reactions" (supervisor Prof. Dr. M. Saleem) 1986, and the PhD thesis of Muneer Ahmad "Aspects of Hadronic Structure in the Final State Hadron production in Deeply Inelastic Scattering" (co-supervisor Prof. G. Kramer of Hamburg University) in 2004. After becoming the chairman of Physics Department in May 1995 he initiated a program of grooming talented students (through extra lectures and coaching) so that they could win foreign scholarships. Owing to his efforts PU physics students have won about 40 fellowships (worth about 3 million dollars) since 1999. This program was initiated well before GOP/HEC launched its manpower training programs. Not a single penny of the GOP/HEC has been spent in this regard as these scholarships are funded by Western institutions. He was able to transform the culture of PU Physics Department during his tenure. He never allowed political student groups, including the most powerful one, to operate in his department. Good students, and not the stereotyped politically motivated "student leaders", became role models in the Physics Department during his tenure. Prof. T. Bolton of KSU referred to him as "a goldmine of graduate students". He was conferred with Pride of performance in 1998. In 2008, he was appointed, and made Vice-Chancellor of the university. He also published a brief book on the life of Albert Einstein.
He has recently published a book entitled 9/11 & The New World Order. In this book he has tried to substantiate some of the popular 9/11 conspiracy theories. In an article on 24 September 2012, he wrote that currently 95% of the US media is owned by only six corporations, whose top echelons are dominated by Zionists allied with the banking cabal. "With the US military and intelligence apparatus in their control, with their ownership of the media, and with their control of academia, it is easy for them to direct assassinations and false flag operations, such as the murder of JFK and 9/11.”
On 11 September 2013, while taking part in a talk show on Din News he supported the 9/11 conspiracy theories. He blamed the international bankers for all the ills in the world. He also criticised the US think tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations for pushing the US into wars.
He described the US as a complete dictatorship. He also said that ten million homes had been foreclosed in the US, and tent neighbourhoods had sprouted in the United States.
As a student, Kamran was a keen field hockey player and a science debater. He was a member of the Gordon College hockey eleven (1967–1969) as well as the Punjab University Faculties hockey eleven (1969–1971). He was captain of the PU hockey eleven during 1970–1971. He was a member of the Gordon College House of Commons Debating club (1965–1969). He was president of the Punjab University Physics Association (1970–1971).
- Research publications can be found at the link below, organised by HEP SPIRES
- M. Kamran: The Grand Deception – Corporate America and Perpetual War: 326 pages (translation of Pas-e-parda) in press
- M. Kamran: Einstein and Germany: Sang-e-Meel Publications April 2009, 222 pages, ISBN 969-35-2234-6, ISBN 969-35-2234-I
- M. Kamran: Pase-e-Parda- aalmi siasat key makhfi haqaiq: (Behind the Curtain – Hidden Facts of Global Politics), Sang-e-Meel Publications November 2008, 190 pages, ISBN 969-35-2174-9
- M. Kamran: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics – A Quick Introduction: Sang-e-Meel Publications November 2005, 119 pages, ISBN 969-35-1783-0 (for final year undergraduate and first year graduate students of US universities and M.Sc. and M.Phil students of Pakistani universities)
- M. Kamran: Editor: Dr. A.Q. Khan on Science, Education and Technology: January 2004, 500 pages
- M. Kamran: Jadeed Tabiyat kay Bani: (Founders of Modern Physics), Sang-e-Meel Publications 1997, 313 pages, ISBN 969-35-0809-2; winner National Book Foundation Award, reprinted 2009
- S. Shabbir Hussain and M. Kamran: (Editors) Dr. A.Q. Khan on Science and Education: Sang-e-Meel Publications 1997, 269 pages, ISBN 969-35-0821-1, ISBN 978-969-35-0821-5
- M. Kamran: Jadeed Tabiyat kay Mashaheer: published by Punjab University 1988, 203 pages
- End of the United States as Democracy.
- The Decay of United States' Courts.
- Drugs, US corporations and CIA.
- Canadian sovereignty?.
- Abdus Salam at Cambridge
- Albert Einstein: A troubled relationship.
- "Professor Mujahid Kamran". Press release for Vice-Chancellor. Punjab University Press. d. Retrieved 2011. Check date values in:
- "Professor Kamran, Mujahid". Retrieved 2011.
- Lodhi, Adnan (4 January 2008). "Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran appointed new PU VC". The Daily Times (in English) (Lahore, Punjab Province: Media Times Limited). p. 1. Retrieved 2011.
- "Curriculum vitae (CV)" (Google Docs). Mujahid Kamran.
- "Curriculum vitae" (PDF). Mujahid Kamran.
- ICTP, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (3 September 1998). "ICTP Associates honored...Again!". Retrieved 2011.
- (ICTP), International Centre for Theoretical Physics. "Appointments and Honours" (PDF). See page 18. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (18 July 2010). "A troubled relationship" (Webcache). Mujahid Kamran. Dawn Newspapers. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (12 October 2010). "End of the US as Democracy". Mujahid Kamran. The Nation. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (28 September 2010). "Decay of U.S. Court". Mujahid Kamran. The Nation. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (19 October 2010). "Drugs, US corporations and CIA". Mujahid Kamran. The Nation. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (2 November 2010). "Canadian sovereignty?". Mujahid Kamran. The Nation. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (21 November 2010). "Abdus Salam at Cambridge". Mujahid Kamran. The Nation. Retrieved 2011.
- Kamran, Mujahid (18 July 2010). "A troubled relationship". Mujahid Kamran. Dawn Newspapers. Retrieved 2011.