Jamal Nazrul Islam was a mathematical physicist and cosmologist of Bangladesh. He was a professor at University of Chittagong. He also served as an associate of the consultative board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Until his death he was a member of the group at Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology. He also gave out as the executive of the Research Center. It is Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Chittagong.
Jamal Nazrul Islam was born on 24th February 1939 in Jhenaidah District. His father was Khan Bahadur Sirajul Islam. Islam spent his early school years in Calcutta because of his father’s job. He studied at Chittagong Collegiate School and College to class nine. Then he went to Lawrence College of Murree. He acquires a BSc degree University of Calcutta. He got his Honors in Theoretical Physics in 1959. He also completed Functional Mathematics from Cambridge University. In 1960 he completed his Masters. He finished the Mathematical Tripods from Trinity College. Islam attained his PhD in applied mathematics in 1968. After that he achieved DSc degree.
Jamal Nazrul Islam served in the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy from 1967 to 1971. After that he was a researcher of Technology and University in Washington. His research areas contain Theoretical Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics and other. He has edited more than fifty scientific books. He also wrote articles in various scientific journals. He has written books in Bengali also like Black Hole.
He has awarded Ekushey Padak in 2001 by Bangladesh Government. He got Gold award from Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in 1985. He also obtained Razzak-Shamsun Lifetime Achievement Award in Physics in 2011. This award was given by Dhaka University.
Jamal Nazrul Islam died on 16th March 2013 in Chittagong City of Bangladesh. His grave is located at Garibullah Shah Mazar Graveyard.