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Prof. Kameshwar Wali is currently the distinguished research professor emeritus at the Department of Physics at Syracuse University. His main long-time research interest has been in the symmetry properties and dynamics of elementary particles. His current research activities involve, higher dimensional Kaluza-Kline type theories with torsion [Einstein-Cartan theory] and a new approach based on "Clash of Symmmetries" to symmetry breaking in a brane world picture of the universe.
Recent presentations at Conferences and Workshops• Kaluza-Kline theory with Torsion, Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (Cos PA 2009), Nov 18-20, University of Melbourne, Australia.
• Also at Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS 2009), July 6-10, 2009, DESY, Hamburg, Germany.
• An E6 Invariant action leading to a SU(5) Grand Unified theory on a Domain Wall, Particle Astrophysics and Quantum Field Theories (PAQFT 2008), Nanyang Executive Center, Singapore.
• Also at Miami 2007, Conference, December 13-18, 2007.
Recent Conferences and Workshops• Bhabha Centennial, Dec 3-5, 2009, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.
• XXIII International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP 06, Moscow, Russia (July 26-August 2, 2006).
• Planck 06, Paris France (May 29-June 2, 2006).
• International Conference on Lepton-Photon Interactions, Upsala, Sweden (June 30-July 5, 2005).
• Planck 05, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (May 23-28, 2005).
• International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries, Varna, Bulgaria (August 15-21, 2005).
Recent Colloquia• Cremona Violins; A Physicist's Quest for the Secrets of Stradivari, March 8, 2010, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
• The legacy of Jagdis Chandra Bose (1858-1937); 150th Birth Anniversary Memorial Lecture, Acharya J.C. Bose Trust, November 28, 2009, Kolkata, India.
• Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) and S. Chandrasekhar (1910-1995), November 30, 2009, Saha Institute, Kolkata, India.
• Also at University of Purdue, West Lafayette, In, October 8, 2009.
Other topics of interest for Colloquia• What are the building blocks of our Universe?
• Exploring the Universe - Chandra X-ray Laboratory.
• Bose and Einstein; Discovery of Bose-Einstein Statistics.
• The Legacy of S. Chandrasekhar.
Books and Articles• Cremona Violins; A Physicist's Quest for the Secrets of Stradivari, World Scientific, Singapore (2010).
• Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974); His Life and Times Selected Works (With Commentary), World Scientific, Singapore (2009).
• A Quest for Perspectives; Selected Works of S. Chandrasekhar (With Commentary), Volumes 1&2, Imperial College Press, London (2001).
• S. Chandrasekhhar; The Man Behind the Legend, Imperial College Press, London (1997).
• CHANDRA; A biography of S. Chandrasekhar, Universsity of Chicago Press (1991).
• Satyendra Nath Bose; The Man behind the Statisitics, Physics Today, December 2006.
• Robert Green Sachs (1916-1999); A biographical Memoir; The National Academy Press, Washington D.C. 2004.
• Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar; New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2007.
• Experiment and Theory in Physics, Progress In Theoretical Physics, in honor of Y. Nambu's 60th Birthday Celebration.
Academic and Professional Positions• Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus (1998-present)
• J. D. Steele Professor (1996 - 1998).
• Senior Scholar, Fulbright Foundation, Australia (Jan - May 1995).
• Dozor Visiting Fellow, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel (Jan - Feb, 1993).
• Chairman, Physics Department, Syracuse University (1986-1989).
• Project Director, Elementary Particle Theory Group, DOE (1964-1993).
• Visiting Scientist, University of Chicago (Summer 1985).
• Associate of the Physics Department, Harvard University (since 1982).
• Visiting Scientist, Institutes des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), Bures-sur-Yvette, France (Fall 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, and Spring 1990).
• Professor of Physics (1969 to 1998).
• Professorial Lecturer, University of Chicago (1967-1969).
• Professor and Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory (1967-1969)
• Visiting Scientist, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1967).
• Associate Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory (1964-1967)
• Associate Visiting Professor, Northwestern University (1964-1966).
• Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory (1963-1964)
Academic Honors and Membership in Professional and Learned Societies• Scientist of the Year Award 2001, India Chapter of American Physical Society
• Fellow of the American Physical Society
• Founding member of Organizing Committee, Division of History of Physics
• Recipient, Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievements at Syracuse University, 1980
• Member of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars since 1980
• Chancellor's Gold Medal, Banaras Hindu University, 1955
• Listed Who is Who in America and in Men and Women in Science