Academic Positions

  • Present 2016

    Associate professor

    University of Tuzla, Department of Mathematics

  • 2016 2009

    Assistant professor

    University of Tuzla, Department of Mathematics

  • 2009 2007

    Research collaborator

    University of Tuzla, Department of Mathematics

  • 2009 2003

    Graduate teaching assistant

    University of Bath, Department of Mathematics

  • 2004 2001

    Higher assistant

    University of Tuzla, Department of Mathematics

Education

Honours, Awards and Grants

  • March 2017
    Appointement: Dean of the Faculty of Natural Scinces and Mathematics
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    My estemeed colleagues elected and named me as Dean of the Faculty of Natural Scinces and Mathematics of the University of Tuzla, after I have been acting Dean since September 2016.
  • January 2017
    Grant: Federal Ministry of Education and Science
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    I was awarded a research grant by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the project "Equipping the numerical analysis laboratory at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics", for research of significance for the Federation.
  • Novembar 2016
    Grant: Federal Ministry of Education and Science
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    I was awarded a research grant by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the project "Accessing the MDC consortium MathSciNet" for research of significance for the Federation.
  • April 2016
    Appointment: Associate professor (izvanredni profesor)
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    I was appointed associate professor in the field of Pure mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Tuzla.
  • October 2015
    Grant: Federal Ministry of Education and Science
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    I was awarded a research grant by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the project "Application of differential geometry in viewing the massless Dirac operator", for research of significance for the Federation.
  • December 2014
    Grant: Federal Ministry of Education and Science
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    I was awarded a research grant by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the project "The massless Dirac operator in theories of gravity and spectral analysis", for research of significance for the Federation.
  • January 2013
    Appointment: Management board, University of Tuzla
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    I was appointed to the Management board of the University of Tuzla by the Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of the Tuzla Canton.
  • October 2012
    Grant: Federal Ministry of Education and Science
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    I was awarded a research grant by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the project "Alternative theories of gravity and analysis of generated systems of nonlinear partial differential equations", for research of significance for the Federation.
  • January 2010
    Appointment: Head of Department of Mathematics, University of Tuzla
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    I was appointed by my colleagues to be the youngest head of a department at the University of Tuzla.
  • October 2009
    Appointment: Assistant professor (docent)
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    I was appointed assistant professor in the field of Pure mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Tuzla.
  • April 2009
    Degree award: Doctor of Philosophy
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    I obtained my Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Bath.
  • January 2009
    Grant: EU TEMPUS SEE Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Scineces
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    After successfully applying with the now Rector of the University of Sarajevo, Prof. Muharem Avdispahic as project head the previous year, we were awarded funds by the EU in order to (successfully in the case of Tuzla) start the first PhD studies programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina. First Doctors of Philosophy are now successfully completing it.
  • August 2008
    PhD viva
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    I successfully passed my viva voce defence of my PhD thesis New vacuum solutions of quadratic metric-affine gravity in front of the two people I quoted the most in my thesis, second only to my supervisor, Prof. Dmitri Vassiliev. My examiners were were Prof. Friedrich Hehl and Prof. Jerry Griffiths. The viva was held at the University College London Mathematics Department.
  • October 2003
    PhD Scholarship of the University of Bath
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    I was awarded a full PhD scholarship by the University of Bath, at the time the premier institution of learning in mathematics in the UK. I studied under my wonderful friend, colleague and mentor, Prof. Dmitri Vassiliev.
  • July 2001
    Undergraduate studies best result prize
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    For academic achievements during my studies for the Master of Mathematics degree at the University of Sussex, I received the School Prize for my high First Class Degree, as well as membership in the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, earning a special mention from the Vice-Chancellor at the Graduation ceremony.
  • July 1999
    End of year prize for best exam results
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    End of second year School Prize for outstanding academic achievement. The prize was awarded and sponsored by GAAPS, a worldwide specialist actuarial recruitment group.
  • July 1998
    End of year prize for best exam results
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    The School of Mathematical Sciences usually awards one prize to the best candidate, but in 1998 three of us gained exceptionally high marks and the Examination Board persuaded the Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences to award us all with the End of first year School Prize.
  • October 1997
    Undergraduate student scholarship
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    The School of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Sussex kindly awarded me a bursary in order to be able to attend a UK University, which would have been financially impossible otherwise. I am forever grateful to all the kind people there, in particular Prof. Peter Bushell, Prof. James Hirschfeld and Prof. Charles Goldie for this opportunity and for preparing me up for an academic career.
  • April 1995
    State competition of young mathematicians, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    I won first place at the state competition of young mathematicians in the second grade of secondary school, which qualified me to participate in the 36th International Mathematical Olympiad which was held in Toronto, Canada in 1995.

Research collaborators

Amra Rekic-Vukovic

Assistant professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Tuzla.

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Dmitri Vassiliev

Full Professor and my PhD mentor

Professor Vassiliev, or Dima, is simply the best man I ever worked with. I am proud to call him my friend as well. He is a professor at the University College London.

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Elvis Barakovic

Assistant professor

Elvis is my former PhD student, who finished his doctoral thesis in November 2016 at the University of Tuzla, titled "Vacuum Solutions for Metric-affine Gravity with Spectral Analysis of the Massless Dirac Operator". I previously mentored Elvis on his masters thesis, The application of differential geometry in theories of Gravity" (in Bosnian)

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Nermin Okicic

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Tuzla.

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Enes Duvnjakovic

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Tuzla.

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Research Projects

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    Equipping the numerical analysis laboratory at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (2017)

    Head of project.

    Original title: "Opremanje laboratorija za numeričku analizu Prirodno-matematičkog fakulteta". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education and Science of FBiH 2016.

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    Accessing the MDC consortium MathSciNet (2016)

    Head of project.

    Original title: "Pristup MDC konzorcijumu MathSciNet". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education and Science of FBiH 2016.

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    Application of differential geometry in examining the massless Dirac operator (2015)

    Head of project.

    Original title: "Primjena diferencijalne geometrije u ispitivanju Diracovog operatora bez mase". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education and Science of FBiH 2015.

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    The massless Dirac operator in theories of gravity and spectral analysis (2014)

    Head of project.

    Original title : "Diracov operator bez mase u teorijama gravitacije i spektralnoj analizi". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education and Science of FBiH 2014.

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    Alternative theories of gravity and analysis of generated systems of nonlinear partial differential equations (2012)

    Head of research project.

    Original title of project: "Alternativne teorije gravitacije i analiza generisanih sistema nelinearnih parcijalnih diferencijalnih jednačina". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education and Science of FBiH 2012-13.

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    SEE Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences (2007-2011)

    Participant and organizer of the project.

    This project was the first EU TEMPUS project, where the project leader was from Bosnia and Herzegovina. This project made possible the first doctoral studies course on the University of Tuzla.

    The main goals of our project, funded by European Commission under the TEMPUS IV first call, are the development of a model of structured doctoral studies in Mathematical Sciences involving the network of Western Balkans universities, the establishment of doctoral curricula design in the areas of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science and the first phase of its implementation. The supporting activities include building a strategy to train the next generation of mathematics professors at Western Balkans universities for the research-based education and student-centered learning; the strengthening of master programs from the standpoint of learning outcomes and labor market/link to the third cycle dichotomy - pilot cases in Mathematical modeling and Financial mathematics; the improvement of IT and library facilities; effective and efficient management of the JP, dissemination of the approach to ensure sustainability of objectives after completion of the project, and raised quality assurance procedures.

    The Western Balkan countries represented in this project, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro officially joined the Bologna process in 2003. The partner univerities from Western Balkan countries in the project are: Universities of Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Tuzla, University of Belgrade, University of Montenegro, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and University Luigj Gurakuqi of Shkodra, and the EU partners are Karl Franzens University of Graz, Sofia University, the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Mathematical Society of Southeastern Europe MASSEE.

    The focal point is the development of structured doctoral studies as the third Bologna cycle of higher education through networking partner universities in a way that overcomes fragmentation and foster the reciprocal development of human resources.

    The development of the project will be during three years and through three phases. During the first phase, labeled as Doctoral Program structure and Core Knowledge (the initializing curricula development phase), a scholarly representative Academic Board of 10 experts was formed in Graz, June 22-29,2009, embracing task forces for pure mathematics, applied mathematics and theoretical computer science. Among the activities during the first year were the Workshop in Graz "Training in Use of IT in Mathematical Modeling" September 7-11, 2009 and Young Researchers Workshop in Ohrid, September 16-20, 2009 (as a part of MICOM International Congress on Mathematics).

    Academic Board finalized the recommendations on the core knowledges in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and theoretical computer science at its meeting in Sofia, September, 22-24, 2009. The above recommendations were discussed at the Workshop on PhD Core Subjects and Quality Assurance in Tuzla, November, 04-08, 2009. There was decided which parts of the core knowledges are to be covered by six quality standard setting courses to be held during the SEE Doctoral Year in Mathematical Sciences 2011 (3rd project year).

    During the second phase, entitled Curricula Design and Capacity Building, the syllabi for the six core courses will be finalized by the Academic Board by mid March 2010. A characteristic feature of the whole Year 2 will be the impact on systematic development of human resources. The Workshop on harmonized PhD program, to be held in Belgrade in June 2010, will mark the whole process of activities on institutional approval. The agreed model of SEE Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences and the PhD curricula will be aproved at all WB partner institutions by the end of October - mid of November 2010. Three events will provide examples of good practice related to the link between master and doctoral education. Intensive course and lab in Mathematical modelling will take place in Shkodra in July, followed by an Intensive course in Financial mathematics in August at the University of Banja Luka. The summer school and the workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Growth and Treatment form Event 4 in FP7 Marie Curie Training Series BioMedMath centrally organized by our consortium member - Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz.

    The third project year, SEE Doctoral Year in Mathematical Sciences 2011, will be an important part of 2011: Year of Mathematics in South-Eastern Europe, proclaimed by MASSEE. There will be six joint, intensive four-week courses, designed on recommendations of the Academic Board that have been based on the analysis of the state of the art in mathematical research in South-East Europe. Universities of Sarajevo, Belgrade, Tuzla, Podgorica, Skopje, and Sofia will host the doctoral ground level courses in Number Theory, Dynamical Systems, Probability and Statistics, Optimization, Data Structures and High Performance Computing, Computability and Complexity. These courses are thought to provide a firm starting core knowledge background for PhD students aiming at doctoral research in a discipline/subdiscipline falling within global areas of pure and applied mathematics and theoretical computer science.

    At the Final Review meeting in December 2011 in Sarajevo, the Consortium Committee will analyze overall results of the project and the course of post TEMPUS funding actions recommended by the Sustainability plan.

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    Theory of nonlinear operators with applications in theoretical physics and solving some operator equations (2008)

    Participant in the project.

    Original title : "Istraživanja u teoriji nelinearnih operatora s primjenom u teorijskoj fizici i rječavanju nekih operatorskih jednačina". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education and Science of FBiH 2008-2009.

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    Nonlinear superposition operators in natural argument function spaces with applications (2005)

    Participant in the project.

    Original title : "Nelinearni operatori u težinskim prostorima funkcija prirodnog argumenta i primjene". Cofinanced by the Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of the Tuzla Canton 2005.

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PP-waves with torsion and metric-affine gravity

Vedad Pasic and Dmitri Vassiliev
Journal Paper Classical and Quantum Gravity Volume 22, issue 19, pages 3961-3975, 2005.

Abstract

A classical pp-wave is a four-dimensional Lorentzian spacetime which admits a nonvanishing parallel spinor field; here the connection is assumed to be Levi-Civita. We generalize this definition to metric compatible spacetimes with torsion and describe basic properties of such spacetimes. We use our generalized pp-waves for constructing new explicit vacuum solutions of quadratic metric-affine gravity.

PP-waves with torsion: a metric-affine model for the massless neutrino

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
Journal Paper General Relativity and Gravitation, Volume 46, issue 10, page 1787, October 2014

Abstract

In this paper we deal with quadratic metric-affine gravity, which we briefly introduce, explain and give historical and physical reasons for using this particular theory of gravity. We then introduce a generalisation of well known spacetimes, namely pp-waves. A classical pp-wave is a 4-dimensional Lorentzian spacetime which admits a nonvanishing parallel spinor field; here the connection is assumed to be Levi-Civita. This definition was generalised in our previous work to metric compatible spacetimes with torsion and used to construct new explicit vacuum solutions of quadratic metric-affine gravity, namely generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature. The physical interpretation of these solutions we propose in this article is that they represent a conformally invariant metric-affine model for a massless elementary particle. We give a comparison with the classical model describing the interaction of gravitational and massless neutrino fields, namely Einstein-Weyl theory and construct pp-wave type solutions of this theory. We point out that generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature are very similar to pp-wave type solutions of the Einstein-Weyl model and therefore propose that our generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature represent a metric-affine model for the massless neutrino.

Torsion Wave Solutions in Yang-Mielke Theory of Gravity

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
Journal Paper Advances in High Energy Physics, Volume 2015, Article ID 239076, 7 pages, July 2015

Abstract

The approach of metric-affine gravity initially distinguishes it from Einstein's general relativity. Using an independent affine connection produces a theory with 10 + 64 unknowns. We write down the Yang-Mills action for the affine connection and produce the Yang-Mills equation and the so-called complementary Yang-Mills equation by independently varying with respect to the connection and the metric, respectively. We call this theory the Yang-Mielke theory of gravity. We construct explicit spacetimes with pp-metric and purely axial torsion and show that they represent a solution of Yang-Mills theory. Finally we compare these spacetimes to existing solutions of metric-affine gravity and present future research possibilities.

Elementi matematičke logike sa primjenom u računarskoj nauci

Vedad Pašić, Nermin Okičić
Book Off-Set, Tuzla | December, 2015 | ISBN 978-9958-31-233-5 | COBISS.BH-ID 22600710
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Elements of mathematical logic with applications in computer science

This textbook was written and accepted for use as a university textbook at the University of Tuzla. It is written in Bosnian and intended for native Bosnian speakers, as is the description below. An English translation is unlikely in the near future.

Logika je nauka o logosu, pri čemu se pod logosom podrazumijeva govor, riječ, smisao izražen riječima, pojam duha ili misao. Najuobičajenije shvatanje logike je da je to nauka o mišljenju, o poretku misli ili o poretku razuma. Pri tome se pretpostavlja ili podrazumijeva da se razum ponaša po nekim pravilima, a ta pravila su upravo logička pravila. Za logiku kažu da je filozofska disciplina koja se bavi oblicima valjane misli ili da je to disciplina koja se bavi načelima dosljednog zaključivanja. Pri tome dosljednost u zaključivanju ne treba da zavisi samo o značenju rečenica i riječi, koje mogu čak biti i nepoznate. Logička dosljednost je nešto sasvim apstraktno i treba da se tiče same forme i oblika. Zbog toga je logika formalna nauka.

Šta je matematička logika? Da li je matematička logika primjena matematike prilikom logičkih zaključivanja, ili je neka "strožija" primjena logike prilikom matematičkih dokaza? Krajem osamnaestog vijeka Immanuel Kant je izrekao mišljenje da je logika "kompletiran predmet", međutim samo pedeset godina kasnije nova saznanja i rezultati su se pojavili u logici kao rezultat rada Georgea Boola i drugih. Od tada, logika i matematika su počele da se isprepliću do te mjere da uskoro nije bilo moguće povući liniju razdvajanja između njih. Da li je matematika dio logike, ili obratno, ne slažu se ni svi logičari u odgovoru. Intuicionisti smatraju da su matematičke konstrukcije osnova, a logičko rasuđivanje je sekundarno, dok logicisti smatraju da se matematika zasniva na logici to jest, matematika je grana logike. Jedno je sigurno: matematička logika jedna je od matematičkih teorija. Neki njeni veliki dijelovi su: teorija skupova, teorija modela, teorija dokaza, teorija rekurzije itd.

Ono što matematiku izdvaja od drugih disciplina jeste korištenje dokaza kao glavnog alata za određivanje istine. Pri tome se naravno postavlja pitanje "šta je dokaz?". Praktično govoreći, dokaz je bilo koji rezonski argument koga prihvataju i drugi matematičari. Naravno da je preciznija definicija dokaza neophodna kako bismo neki matematički rezon htjeli ili ne htjeli prihvatiti. Ovo predstavlja jedan od osnovnih razloga izučavanja matematičke logike.

Matematička logika je fundamentalna disciplina u računarskoj nauci. Sve one famozne "nule i jedinice" o kojima stalno čujemo u popularnoj kulturi su u stvari stanja promjenljivih u Booleovim algebrama. činjenica da je Booleov rad iz devetnaestog vijeka u osnovi svakog elektroničkog uređaja i računara bi sigurno zapanjila samog Boolea. Takođe, teorija računarstva kao takva je zasnovana na konceptima koje su definisali logičari i matematičari, kao što su Alonzo Church i Alan Turing. Dobro poznavanje osnova matematičke logike je stoga obavezno svakom dobrom inžinjeru ili programeru.

Matematička logika se bavi formalizacijom i analizom vrsta rezonovanja koje koristimo u ostalim dijelovima matematike. Zadatak matematičke logike nije pokušaj bavljenja matematikom per se potpuno formalno, nego izučavanje formalnih logičkih sistema kao matematičkih objekata u njihovoj sopstvenoj zakonitosti, radi dokazivanja činjenica o njima.

Jedan dio problema formalizacije matematičkog rezonovanja je nužno vezan za preciznu specifikaciju jezika u kojem radimo. Govorni jezici su i odviše kompleksni i "živući", podložni stalnim promjenama, te su kao takviteško upotrebljivi u matematici. Za razliku od njih, jezici formalne logike su kao i programski jezici, strogo određeni, jednostavni i fleksibilni, te će jedan od zadataka matematičke logike upravo biti utvrđivanje jezika, kao i naše opismenjavanje u okviru istog.

Formalni logički sistemi zahtjevaju pažljivu specifikaciju dozvoljenih pravila rezonovanja, kao i neke ideje o interpretaciji tvrđenja iskazanih u datom jeziku i utvrđivanju njihovih istinitosti. Upravo veze između interpretacije tvrđenja, istinitosti i rezonovanja su kvantitativno i kvalitativno stvarna vrijednost ove discipline.

Ova knjiga prvenstveno je namjenjena studentima prve godine dodiplomskog studija matematike i u potpunosti prati silabus predmeta "Elementi matematičke logike" na Odsjeku Matematika Prirodno-matematičkog fakulteta Univerziteta u Tuzli, te je namjenjena da bude udžbenik na tom predmetu. Dakako, nadamo se da će ovaj udžbenik biti od interesima i drugima, a pogotovo studentima elektrotehnike i računarstva, budući da se u ovoj knjizi bavimo i primjenama logike u računarskoj nauci.

Ovaj udžbenik je odlukom Senata Univerziteta u Tuzli broj 03-7271-13.1/15 od 09.12.2015. godine odobren za upotrebu u nastavi za potrebe izučavanja nastavnog predmeta "Elementi matematičke logike" na prvom ciklusu studija Prirodno-matematičkog fakulteta Univerziteta u Tuzli. U knjizi su obrađene slijedeće oblasti:

  • Lokiga iskaza
  • Logika u računarskoj nauci
  • Logika predikata
  • Matematičke teorije
  • Formalne teorije

Axial Torsion Waves in Metric-affine Gravity

Vedad Pasic, Elvis Barakovic
Conference Papers The Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting. pp1173-1178. World Scientific. December 2017.

Abstract

We construct new explicit vacuum solutions of quadratic metric-affine gravity. The approach of metric-affine gravity in using an independent affine connection produces a theory with 10+64 unknowns, which implies admitting torsion and possible nonmetricity. Our spacetimes are generalisations of classical pp-waves, four-dimensional Lorentzian spacetimes which admit a nonvanishing parallel spinor field. We generalize this definition to metric compatible spacetimes with pp-metric and purely axial torsion. It has been suggested that one can interpret that the axial component of torsion as the Hodge dual of the electromagnetic vector potential. We compare these solutions with our previous results and other solutions of classical models describing the interaction of gravitational and neutrino fields.

Physical Interpretation of PP-waves with Axial Torsion

Vedad Pasic, Elvis Barakovic
Conference Papers The Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting, pp1346-1350. December 2017. World Scientific.

Abstract

We consider generalised pp-waves with purely axial torsion, which we previously showed to be new vacuum solutions of quadratic metric-affine gravity. Our analysis shows that classical pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature should not be viewed on their own. They are a particular representation of a wider class of solutions, namely generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature. We compare our pp-waves with purely axial torsion to solutions of Einstein-Weyl theory, the classical model describing the interaction of gravitational and massless neutrino fields.

Continuity of modulus of noncompact convexity for minimalizable measures of noncompactness

Vedad Pasic, Amra Rekic-Vukovic, Nermin Okicic and Ivan Arandjelovic
Journal paper Functional Analysis, Approximation and Computation, Volume 7, issue 3, pages 39-46, 2015.

Abstract

We consider the modulus of noncompact convexity $\Delta_{X,\phi}(\varepsilon)$ associated with the minimalizable measure of noncompactness $\phi$. We present some properties of this modulus, while the main result of this paper is showing that $\Delta_{X,\phi}(\varepsilon)$ is a subhomogenous and continuous function on $[0, (\overline{B}_X))$ for an arbitrary minimalizable measure of compactness $\phi$ in the case of a Banach space X with the Radon-Nikodym property.

A uniformly convergent difference scheme on a modified Shishkin mesh for the singularly perturbed reaction-diffusion boundary value problem

Vedad Pasic, Enes Duvnjakovic, Samir Karasuljic and Helena Zarin
Journal paper Journal of Modern Methods in Numerical Mathematics, Volume 6, issue 1, pages 28-43, 2015.

Abstract

We are considering a semilinear singular perturbation reaction-diffusion boundary value problem which contains a small perturbation parameter that acts on the highest order derivative. We construct a difference scheme on an arbitrary nonequidistant mesh using a collocation method and Green's function. We show that the constructed difference scheme has a unique solution and that the scheme is stable. The central result of the paper is $\epsilon$-uniform convergence of almost second order for the discrete approximate solution on a modified Shishkin mesh. We finally provide two numerical examples which illustrate the theoretical results on the uniform accuracy of the discrete problem, as well as the robustness of the method.

Construction of a global solution for the one dimensional singularly-perturbed boundary value problem

Vedad Pasic, Samir Karasuljić, Enes Duvnjaković and Elvis Barakovic
Journal paper Journal of Modern Methods in Numerical Mathematics, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1-2, p. 52-65, july 2017. ISSN 2090-4770

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We consider an approximate solution for the one--dimensional semilinear singularly--perturbed boundary value problem, using the previously obtained numerical values of the boundary value problem in the mesh points and the representation of the exact solution using Green's function. We present an \(\varepsilon\)--uniform convergence of such gained the approximate solutions, in the maximum norm of the order \(\mathcal{O}\left(N^{-1}\right)\) on the observed domain. After that, the constructed approximate solution is repaired and we obtain a solution, which also has \(\varepsilon\)--uniform convergence, but now of order \(\mathcal{O}\left(\ln^2N/N^2\right)\) on \([0,1]\). In the end a numerical experiment is presented to confirm previously shown theoretical results.

A new representation of the field equations of quadratic metric-affine gravity

Vedad Pasic, Elvis Barakovic and Nermin Okicic
Journal paper Advances in Mathematics: Scientific Journal, Volume 3, issue 1, pages 33-46, 2014.

Abstract

We deal with quadratic metric-affine gravity (QMAG), which is an alternative theory of gravity and present a new explicit representation of the field equations of this theory. In our previous work we found new explicit vacuum solutions of QMAG, namely generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature with purely tensor torsion. Here we do not make any assumptions on the properties of torsion and write down our field equations accordingly. We present a review of research done thus far by several authors in finding new solutions of QMAG and different approaches in generalising pp-waves. We present two conjectures on the new types of solutions of QMAG which the ansatz presented in this paper will hopefully enable us to prove.

New Vacuum Solutions for Quadratic Metric-Affine Gravity - a Metric Affine Model for the Massless Neutrino?

Vedad Pasic
Journal paper Mathematica Balkanica New Series, Volume 24, issue 3-4, pages 329-340, 2010.

Abstract

We deal with quadratic metric-affine gravity (QMAG), which is an alternative theory of gravity and present a new explicit representation of the field equations of this theory. In our previous work we found new explicit vacuum solutions of QMAG, namely generalised pp-waves of parallel Ricci curvature with purely tensor torsion. Here we do not make any assumptions on the properties of torsion and write down our field equations accordingly. We present a review of research done thus far by several authors in finding new solutions of QMAG and different approaches in generalising pp-waves. We present two conjectures on the new types of solutions of QMAG which the ansatz presented in this paper will hopefully enable us to prove.

Acting conditions of the superposition operator in Banach spaces of weighted functions with a discrete argument

Vedad Pasic, Nermin Okicic and Fehim Dedagic
Journal paper Zbornik radova, Vol. 4, Filozofski Fakultet, Univerzitet u Tuzli, 2002.

Abstract

This paper considers a non-linear superposition operator on weighted Banach spaces $l_{p,\sigma}, where $\sigma$ is the weight function with the property that: $(\forall n in \mathbb{N}) \sigma(n) \geq 1$. We present the necessary and sufficient conditions of action of the operator from $l_{p,\sigma}$ to $l_{1,\tau}$, $1 \leq p,q \leq \infty$, and also the $\mathcal{L}$-characteristic of the considered action of the operator.

Differential equations with periodic coefficients

Vedad Pasic and Nermin Okicic
Journal paper Zbornik radova, Vol. 4, Filozofski Fakultet, Univerzitet u Tuzli, 2002.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore in some detail the second order linear ordinary differential equation with real or complex periodic coefficients, also known as the Hill’s equation, with some emphasis on stability and instability intervals and explore two related self-adjoint eigenvalue problems leading to the two final results which enable us to practically solve problems of this type.

All my publications in simple html format can be found here.
Conference

On some properties of purely axial torsion waves

Vedad Pasic
Conference Gravity @ Malta 2018, University of Malta, 22-25th January 2018.

Torsion Gravitational Waves and Spectral Analysis of the Massless Dirac Operator

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Analysis and PDE seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Sussex, 23rd October 2017.

Čisto aksijalni torzijski talasi kao nova rješenja metrički-afine gravitacije i analitička reprezentacija Diracove jednačine

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Seminar, Institut for Physics, University of Belgrade, 6th May 2016.

Gravitacijska interpretacija nekih torzijskih talasa i analitička reprezentacija Diracove jednačine

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Naučni kolokvij, Odsjek za matematiku, Prirodno-matematički Fakultet Sarajevo, 22nd October 2016.

Axial Torsion Waves in Metric-affine Gravity

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
Conference 14th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity, Rome, 12-18th July 2015.

Physical Interpretation of PP-waves With Axial Torsion

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
Conference 14th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity, Rome, 12-18th July 2015.

Purely Axial Torsion Waves - New Solutions of Metric-affine Gravity

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
Conference BiH Matematički skup International University Sarajevo, 4th June 2015.

Workshop participant

Vedad Pasic
Conference Periodic and other ergodic problems, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, 23-27th March 2015.

Metric-affine vs Spectral Theoretic Characterisation of the Massless Dirac Operator

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
Conference2nd International Eurasian Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Applications (IECMSA-2013)

New representation of the field equations - looking for a new vacuum solution for QMAG

Vedad Pasic and Elvis Barakovic
ConferenceMASSEE International Congress on Mathematics MICOM 2012

Nova vakumska rješenja kvadratne metrički afine gravitacije

Vedad Pasic
SeminarMatematički kolokvij Sveučilište Josip Juraj Stossmayer, Osijek, Hrvatska, 2nd December 2010.

Nova vakumska rješenja kvadratne metrički afine gravitacije

Vedad Pasic
ConferenceBH Matematički Skup, Tuzla Summer University, Tuzla, 7-9th July 2010.

SEE Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences

Vedad Pasic
Conference39th Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, Albena, Bulgaria, 6-10th April 2010.

New Vacuum Solutions for Quadratic Metric-Affine Gravity

Vedad Pasic
Conference MASSEE International Congress on Mathematics MICOM 2009, Ohrid, Macedonia, 16-20th September 2009.

New Vacuum Solutions for Quadratic Metric-Affine Gravity

Vedad Pasic
Seminar M University College London Seminar on General Relativity, 28th August 2008. Note: This is the longer version of the viva presentation I did a day earlier.

Uvod u teleparalelizam i teleparalelna reprezentacija Weylove jednačine

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Matematički kolokvijum Odsjeka Matematika PMF-a Univerziteta u Tuzli, 28th February 2008.

New Vacuum Solutions for Quadratic Metric-Affine Gravity

Vedad Pasic
Conference Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity MG11, Berlin, 23-29th July 2006.

Conference participant

Vedad Pasic
Conference 42nd Karpacz Winter School of Theoretical Physics, Ladek Zdroj, Poland, 6-11th February 2006.

Metrički-afin model za neutrino

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Matematički kolokvijum Odsjeka Matematika PMF-a Univerziteta u Tuzli, 13th April 2006.

Conference participant

Vedad Pasic
Conference Operator Theory and Spectral Analysis, London Mathematical Society Durham Symposium, 2nd - 12th August 2005.

PP-talasi sa torzijom u metrički-afinoj gravitaciji

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Matematički kolokvijum Odsjeka Matematika PMF-a Univerziteta u Tuzli, 2005.

PP-waves with torsion in metric-affine gravity

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Bath Geometry Seminar, University of Bath, 1st March 2005.

Quadratic metric-affine gravity - a new solution?

Vedad Pasic
SeminarBath Geometry Seminar, University of Bath, 27th May 2004.

Fraktalna dimenzija - koliko je vruća snježna pahuljica?

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Matematički kolokvijum Odsjeka Matematika PMF-a Univerziteta u Tuzli, 2001.

Fractal Dimension

Vedad Pasic
Seminar Mathematics Seminar Project, 2nd year undergraduate course, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Sussex, 1999.

Currrent Teaching

Teaching History

  • 2016 2011

    Matematičke metode u fizici

    Mathematical methods in physics, a fourth year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2016 2007

    Viša geometrija

    Non-Euclidean geometries, a fourth year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2016 2015

    Mjera i integral

    Measure and integration, a third and fourth year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2016 2010

    Matematika II

    Mathematics II, a fisrt year undergraduate course in Electrical engineering.

  • 2009 2007

    Parcijalne diferencijalne jednačine

    Partial differential equations, a fourth year course in Mathematics.

  • 2014 2007

    Primjena softvera Mathematica I

    Software Wolfram Mathematica I, a fourth year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2014 2007

    Primjena softvera Mathematica II

    Software Wolfram Mathematica II, a fourth year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2014 2011

    Praktikum softvera Mathematica

    Introduction to Software Wolfram Mathematica, a second year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2008 2009

    Popularna matematika

    Popular mathematics, a third and fourth year course in Mathematics.

  • 2013 2011

    Odabrana poglavlja algebre i geometrije

    Topics in algebra and geometry, a postgraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2013 2011

    Matematički softveri u nastavi matematike

    Software use in teaching mathematics, a postgraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2009 2008

    Matematika I

    Mathematics I, a first year undergraduate course in Mechanical engineering.

  • 2011 2009

    Matematika II

    Mathematics II, a first year undergraduate course in Physics.

  • 2010 2009

    Matematika IV

    Mathematics IV, an advanced second year undergraduate course in Civil engineering.

  • 2003 2001

    Matematički algoritmi

    Mathematical algorithms, a third year full year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2003 2001

    Primjena računara u nastavi matematike

    Using computers in teaching mathematics, a fourth year full year undergraduate course in Mathematics.

  • 2003 2002

    Matematička analiza I

    Mathematical analysis, a first year full year undergraduate course in Mathematics (assistant).

  • 2002 2001

    Matematička analiza II

    Mathematical analysis, a second year full year undergraduate course in Mathematics (assistant).

  • 2003 2001

    Mjera i integracija

    Measure and integration, a third year full year undergraduate course in Mathematics (assistant).

  • 2003 2001

    Parcijalne diferencijalne i integralne jednačine

    Partial differential and integral equations, a fourth year full year undergraduate course in Mathematics (assistant).

  • 2002 2001

    Matematika I

    Mathematics I, a fisrst year full year undergraduate course in Electrical engineering (assistant).

  • 2003 2002

    Matematika II

    Mathematics I, a fisrst year full year undergraduate course in Electrical engineering (assistant).

Address

Odsjek matematika
Prirodno-matematički Fakultet
Univerzitetska 4
75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina

At My Office

You can find me at my office located at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics building, room 313 or at the Faculy Dean's offices.

I am at my office(s) every day, but you may consider writing an email to fix an appointment first.

Other faculties

I also teach at the Faculty of electrical engineering and the Faculty of Economics.

Depending on the semester I can also be found there.