Born in Jhenidah, Jessore Bangladesh on 24 February 1939. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. PhD, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 1964; DSc, University of Cambridge, 1982. BSc Hons. Calcutta University; Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland 1963-1965. Staff Member, Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, University of Cambridge, 1967-1971: Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1971-1972; Senior Research Associate Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, 1972-1973; Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, King’s College London, 1973-1974; Science Research Council Fellow, University College, Cardiff, UK 1975-1978; Lecturer and Reader, Department of Mathematics, The City University, London, 1978-1984; Professor of Mathematics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Awards: Gold Medal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences for Physical Sciences (Senior Group), 1985.
Fellow of Third World Academy of Science Trieste 1985, Cambridge Philosophical Society; Royal Astronomical Society and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Prof. Nazrul-Islam is an elected Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.
Research areas include Theoretical Physics, particularly relativity, cosmology and quantum field theory. More than 50 research publications, nine books and some popular articles mostly in international journals.
He has participated in international conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and meetings both in Bangladesh and in many countries of the world. He has founded the Center for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Chittagong of which has been Director for many years.
Address: Department of Mathematics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh.