IAS Vice President Dr N.M.Butt, was honoured as Notable Alumnus- Physics of the University of Birmingham, UK out of a total of 24 Alumni of Physics listed over a period of 118 years since the establishment of the University in 1900.
Dr. N. M. Butt was a Ph.D student in the Department of Physics of the University of Birmingham from 1961 to 1965. He passed his Ph.D (Physics) in 1965 and later passed the degree of D.Sc (Physics) in 1993. His Ph.D supervisor was the world famous Nuclear Physicist Professor P.B.Moon, F.R.S who had earlier worked in the Manhattan Project of Atom bomb of the USA during the world war-II. Dr.N.M.Butt had also the fortune of learning courses in nuclear physics and solid state physics of other two famous Physicists ,Professor W.E. Burcham F.R.S and Professor R.E. Peierls, CBE, F.R.S who was the head of Implosion device in the Manhattan Project.
Dr.Noor Mohammad Butt has recently been listed as Notable Alumnus in Physics from the University of Birmingham. There is a total list of 24 Notable Alumni of Physics ( almost all British Physicists) listed over a period of 118 years since the establishment of the university in 1900.The Birmingham university has been on the forefront of Nuclear Physics and is one of the leading British Universities of U.K and is particularly famous for experimental Nuclear Physics in the U.K. This list published in Wikipedia at the site: “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Birmingham_alumni” has been confirmed by the Alumni Office of the University of Birmingham(attachment No.1). Dr. Butt is the only Physicist from Asia and the only Fellow of IAS honoured as Notable Alumnus of this University.
Dr N.M.Butt was elected Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences in 1993 and is currently the Vice–President of the Academy.