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Abdel Nasser Tawfik

Elected: 2020

Country (Nationality)



Physical Sciences


Professor Tawfik is the founding director of the Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics (ECTP), the founding director of the World Laboratory for Cosmology and Particle Physics (WLCAPP), and the research director at "ICSC-World Laboratory" in Erice, Italy.  Professor Tawfik is serving in several committees and panels for education, scientific research, and development. In 1999, He has earned Dr.rer.Nat (Ph.D.) at Philipps Universität zu Marburg, and in 2012 "Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)” in “physics and mathematics” at Uzbekistan National University. Tawfik has accomplished successive academic posts at Marburg, Stuttgart, Trier, Bielefeld (Germany), Hiroshima (Japan), MTI and Nile universities (Egypt). As youngest in all disciplines he was elected as UNESCO-TWAS (Trieste-Italy) fellow in 2012 and am presently serving as council member representing the Arab World. He was also elected as Fellow of Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), and thereby serving as member of National Committee for Physics, Network Nuclear Sciences (NNS), and Egyptian Network for High-Energy Physics (ENHEP). In 2021 Professor Tawfik was elected as fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Dr. Tawfik is the leader of an Egyptian team joining STAR experiment at RHIC, another team for CBM experiment at FAIR, and a third one for CMS experiment at LHC. So-far, he has published 3 titles and 200 scientific papers, reports, and reviews covering various disciplines. He was pioneering to initiate and actively participate in ambitious outreach programs aiming at public understanding and popularization of science, for which he was awarded with national and international prizes. His scientific research covers wide discipline of quantum chromodynamics and cosmology. This ranges from non-perturbative calculations and phenomenology of high-energy particle physics to their possible implications on the early viscous Universe and fundamental topics, such as modified general relativity, quantum gravity, nucleosynthesis, stars collapse, and acceleration mechanisms for ultra-relativistic cosmic rays. Professor Tawfik is well recognized for a) his pioneering research on strong and electroweak epochs of the early Universe, especially the challenging solutions of ultrarelativistic fluid dynamics, b) his generic (non)extensive statistics, which extends almost all types of superstatistics including extensive Boltzmann-Gibbs and nonextensive Tsallis q-statistics, c) his novel minimal length approach, which reforms the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the fundamental theory in quantum mechanics and therefore also reforms the theory of general relativity and thus the entire evolution of our Universe, d) his fundamental description of the nuclear collisions, especially their chemical and thermal freezeout stages, and the hadron-quark deconfinement, e) his sophisticated estimations for the mass spectrum of 16 mesonic states by means of non-perturbative effective approaches based on the theory of strong interactions, the quantum choromodynamics, and f) his precise estimation of the hadron and parton properties, at finite temperatures, densities, and magnetic and electric fields, which are likely in high-energy collisions and interstellar objects, etc. His contributions to computational science are also remarkable, especially to computational algorithms and grid computing. The importance of this research goes beyond the field of physics to other scientific disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, informatics, as well as applied and industrial fields in addition to its social impacts.