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About Me

I am Professor Mohammed Basil Altaie, professor of Theoretical Physics at Yarmouk University.  

Over the last 30 years I have taught many courses of physics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, these include: Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Electrodynamics, Scientific Thinking, Mathematical Physics. History and Philosophy of Science.
Out of the above, I have taken the initiative to develop two courses, one on Astronomy given to non-science students and the other is Scientific Thinking which aimed at developing abilities of critical thinking among the students. The course included preparing critical review by the students on specific topics given to them.
My philosophy in teaching aims at providing the students with clear concepts about the subject, acquaint them with the fundamental principles, and provoke them to deduce knowledge out of a detailed look at the subject matter of the case under study. It is important to convey to the students how to practice critical thinking and construe better and more accurate information. When preparing for examining the students, I normally plan to check the most important parts of the subject that reflects the goals outlined by the course plan.

Recently, I had the honor of joining the Theory Group at the Department of Pysics and Astronomy, University of Leeds. I will be affilaited as an emeritus visiting professor.