Prof. Mohammad Sajjad Athar

    Ph. D.




    Nuclear and Particle Physics, Neutrino Physics


    002, Phase-II, Ohud Residency, Dodhpur, Aligarh-202002 INDIA.





    Time Table

  • Invited to become a member of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) to contribute in preparing a White Paper on the "Long Range Plan for Nuclear Physics in Europe".
  • Invitation by the Editor-in-Chief of the Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics(IF 16.3, Elsevier) to write a review article.
  • Member, Neutrino Panel of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics(IUPAP). 
  • Member, Neutrino Scattering Theory Experiment Collaboration(NUSTEC)
  • Member, MINERvA Collaboration, Fermilab, USA.
    • Member, Snowmass Neutrino Collaboration, An International Collaboration to bring a White Paper on the Neutrino Physics in the United States in the next 20yrs.
  • Member, DUNE Collaboration, USA
  • Edited a volume on Neutrino Interactions in the Intermediate and High Energy Region (Springer).
  • Member of Expert Panel of "Indian Mega Science Vision(MSV)-2035 Report in Nuclear Physics"
  • Member, Scientific Management Board of INO, DAE-DST Nominated Committee, Govt. of India
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of High-Energy and Astroparticle Physics
  • Member, Department of Atomic Energy(DAE) Committee to monitor Indian contribution towards India-DUNE Collaboration.

For the research publications: Please see CV

I work in the area of (i) Neutrino Physics and their Interactions with Matter (ii) Hadron physics (iii) Physics with electromagnetic probes.

Neutrinos are among the fundamental particles of the Universe. Looking back at the origin of the neutrino studies and the development of neutrino physics over the last 90 years(first conjectured by W. Pauli in 1930), we see that neutrino physics has truly become an interdisciplinary subject involving particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. The understanding of neutrino physics is not only to resolve the mysteries of this elusive particle but also to explore and examine many puzzles regarding which any information can only be obtained through the observation of neutrinos. 

The study of neutrinos and their interactions with matter has made many important contributions to our present knowledge of physics, which are highlighted by the fact that ten Nobel Prizes have been awarded for Physics discoveries in topics either directly in the field of neutrino physics or in the topics in which the role of neutrino physics has been very crucial.

Book: The Physics of Neutrino Interactions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2020 (20 Chapters, 990 Pages)

  1. Publication

    Key Publications 2006 onward


    “Hyperon production in quasielastic ? ??nucleon scattering” A. Fatima, M. Sajjad Athar and S K Singh", arXiv: hep-ph/2201.01474, 
    Phy. Rev. D 105 (2022) 073004.


    “Status and perspectives of neutrino physics” M. Sajjad Athar et al.,
    1. “Neutrino-Panel IUPAP White Paper Report,”
      Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics 
      124 (2022) 103947 .

    3.Neutrino(antineutrino)-Nucleus Interactions in the Shallow- and Deep-Inelastic Scattering

    M. Sajjad Athar and J. G. Morfin (scientist emeritus, Fermilab, USA) 

    Invited Review Article.   

    J. of Physics G 
    • 48 (2021) 3, 034001
     (99 Print Pages)

    4. Weak structure functions in Neutrino(antineutrino)--N and Neutrino(antineutrino)--Nucleus scattering with non-perturbative and higher order perturbative QCD effects

    F. Zaidi, H. Haider, M. Sajjad Athar, S. K. Singh and I. Ruiz Simo, Phys.Rev. D101 (2020) no.3, 033001.

    5. Reduction of the Uncertainty in the Atmospheric Neutrino Flux Prediction Below 1 GeV Using Accurately Measured Atmospheric Muon Flux,

    M. Honda, M. Sajjad Athar, T. Kajita(Nobel Prize winner 2015), K. Kasa- hara and S. Midorikawa, Phys. Rev. D100, 123022 (2019).

    6. NuSTEC White Paper: Status and Challenges of Neutrino- Nucleus Scattering

    L. Alvarez-Ruso, M. Sajjad Athar et al., Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics 100, 1-68 (2018)(More than 200 citations).

    7. Weak quasielastic electroproduction of hyperons with polar- ization observables

    F. Akbar, M. Sajjad Athar, A. Fatima and S. K. Singh European Physics Journal A 53, 154 (2017).

    8. Physics Potential of the ICAL detector at the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)

    S. Ahmed. M. Sajjad Athar, et al. [ICAL Collaboration] (White Paper) Pramana J. of Physics 88, 79 (2017)(More than 200 citations).

    9. Quasielastic production of hyperons and their polarization in antineutrino reactions

    F. Akbar, M. Rafi Alam, M. Sajjad Athar and S. K. Singh. Phys. Rev. D94 (2016) 114031.

    10. Weak charged and neutral current induced one pion production off the nucleon

    M. R. Alam, S. Chauhan, M. Sajjad Athar and S. K. Singh Int. J. of Mod. Phys. E 25 (2016) 1650010. (More than 30 citations).

    11. Atmospheric neutrino flux calculation using the NRLMSISE00 atmospheric model

    M. Honda, M. Sajjad Athar, T. Kajita(Nobel Prize winner 2015), K. Kasahara and S. Midorikawa Phys. Rev. D 92 023004 (2015) (More than 140 citations).

    12. Atmospheric neutrino flux at INO, South Pole and PyhÌasalmi

    M. Sajjad Athar, M. Honda, T. Kajita(Nobel Prize winner 2015), K. Kasa- hara and S. Midorikawa. Phys. Lett. B 718, 1375 (2013) (More than 40 citations).

    13. Nuclear medium effects in Neutrino(antineutrino)--nucleus deep inelastic scattering

    H. Haider, I. R. Simo, M. Sajjad Athar and M. J. V. Vacas. Phys. Rev. C 84, 054610 (2011) (More than 35 citations).

    14. Weak Kaon Production off the Nucleon

    M. Rafi Alam, I. Ruiz Simo, M. Sajjad Athar and M. J. Vicente Vacas. Phys. Rev. D 82, 033001 (2010) (More than 40 citations).

    15. Theoretical study of lepton events in the atmospheric neutrino experiments at SuperK

    M. Sajjad Athar, S. Chauhan and S. K. Singh. Eur. Phys. J. A 43, 209 (2010) (More than 30 citations).

    16. Charged current anti-neutrino reactions from C-12 at Mini-BooNE energies

    M. Sajjad Athar, S. Ahmad and S. K. Singh. Phys. Rev. D 75, 093003 (2007) (More than 30 citations).

    17. Nuclear effects in neutrino induced coherent pion production at K2K and MiniBooNE

    S. K. Singh, M. Sajjad Athar and S. Ahmad. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 241801 (2006) (More than 70 citations).

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