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educator , physicist , scientist

Afsar Abbas is an Indian physicist, scientist and educator. He is a Professor at the Institute of Physics in Bhubaneswar.


Afsar was born on December 20, 1946 in Jaunpur, India; the son of Syed Akhtar and Masooma (Mujtaba) Abbas.


Abbas received his Master of Science degree in Physics from McMaster University in 1976. Six years later he was given a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Rutgers University.


Abbas began his career as a research associate at McMaster University in 1974. Two years later he took a position of a graduate assistant at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Then Afsar was a Sir Charles Clore postdoctoral fellow at Weizmann Institute of Science from 1982 to 1983.

In 1983, he became an assistant professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Darmstadt University of Technology. Five years later Abbas held the position of a senior research and associate of theoretical physics department at the University of Manchester. Since 1990 he has served as a professor at the Institute of Physics in Bhubaneswar.


Abbas is a member of Indian Physical Society, American Physical Society, National Geography Society and Bhubaneswar Club.


  • Sport & Clubs

    Tennis, cricket, swimming


On March 5, 1972 Afsar Abbas married Rana Mojumdar. They have 2 children.

Syed Akhtar Abbas

Masooma (Mujtaba) Abbas

Rana Mojumdar

Samar Abbas

Ummi Abbas