Current academic position: Lecturer in Physics, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Place of birth: Biskra, Algeria.
1. M.S. in Physics, KFUPM,
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1998).
and Nonleptonic Decays of Bottom Baryons in the Quark Model.
Supervisor: Professor Riazuddin, Director (and founder) of the National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Thesis Committee Members:
Dr. Noureddine Zettili, Prof.
Mavromatis, Dr. Thamer A. Al-Aithan.
Dr. Noureddine Zettili, Prof. Harry A. Mavromatis, Dr. Thamer A. Al-Aithan.
2. DES in Theoretical Physics, Universit้ de Constantine, Constantine, Algeria (1994).
I am primarily interested in the search for a unified description of the elementary particles and their interactions. I feel strongly that the geometric approaches will lead to a deeper understanding of the fundamental structure of space and time.
I am equally interested in the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology. I believe that the study of subjects such as the dark matter, dark energy, cosmological constant, and the theory of phase transitions in the early universe, might yield some clues as to what a unified theory of physics should look like.
maintain an interest in the eventual need for a reinterpretation (or even
reformulation) of the standard quantum theory in order to achieve unification.
1. M. R. Khodja, Riazuddin, and Fayyazudin, "Two-body Non-leptonic Decays of Bottom Baryons in the Quark Model", Phys. Rev. D 60, 053005 (1999).
2. A. Aksoy, M. R. Khodja, "Calibration of Natural Gamma-ray Spectrometer Facility at the ERL", Arab. J. Sc. Eng. 24/1A (1999), p.73-79.
M. R. Khodja,
A. Al-Suwayyan, "A
Physical Model for the Distribution of Ions and Electrons in Laminar Premixed
Hydrocarbon Flames", Arab.
J. Sc. Eng. 26/2A (2001), p.127-135.
Data Base for
Technical Capability of the KFUPM 14-MeV Neutron activation
Analysis Facility for Industrial Applications, Energy Research Laboratory,
KFUPM. Project funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST
PR # AR-16-73, principal investigator: Dr. A. Aksoy, ERL, KFUPM.)
Study of the Oxidation States of Copper Using XPS Technique, Surface
Science Laboratory, Department of Physics, KFUPM (supervised by Dr. M.
Salim, Department of Physics, KFUPM.)
Calibration of Natural Gamma-ray Spectrometer at the ERL, Energy
Research Laboratory, KFUPM (supervised by Dr. A. Aksoy, ERL, KFUPM.)
July 2000: Physics Beyond Four Dimensions, Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
Increasing Effectiveness as a University Teacher, Academic
Development Center, KFUPM.
How to be an Effective University Teacher, Academic Development
One-day Training Workshop on WebCT, Academic Development Center,
Lectures on Baryogenesis, Lectures delivered by Professor
Riazuddin (Director of the National Center of Physics, Qaid-e-Azam University,
Islamabad, Pakistan, & Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, KFUPM.)
Lectures on CP Violation and B-physics, Lectures delivered by
Professor Riazuddin (Director of the National Center of Physics, Qaid-e-Azam
University, Islamabad, Pakistan, & Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics,
Short Course on Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, Abdus Salam
ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
Ad hoc Committee for the organization of the workshop Medical Physics: its
Importance and its Future in the Kingdom, Member in charge of the
Ad hoc Committee for the preparation of the Short Course in Physics for
High-school Physics Teachers, Member in charge of the preparation of the
syllabus of the laboratory sessions.
Assistant coordinator of PHYS 102.
Member of the "Physics Department Activities Committee" in charge of:
the organization of the Physics Demonstrations Room.
the organization of the PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 A+ Students Party.
the preparation for the 1-day Physics Exhibition.