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05/16/08

Iran's Yasaman Farzan receives IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Particle Physics


Yasaman Farzan of
Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM) has received the prestigious IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Particle Physics

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) has chosen Dr Yasaman Farzan of IPM as the winner of the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Particle Physics in 2008.

This prize which is a recently established one, will be awarded every two years in the field of particle physics, preferentially one to a theoretical and one to an experimental young particle physicist of outstanding scientific achievements. The 2008 prize is the first IUPAP prize in the field of particle physics. Yasaman Farzan is the winner of the theoretical IUPAP prize.

The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Particle Physics winner is chosen among the candidates nominated by internationally renown particle physicists around the world. The nominations are made to the Commission on Particles and Fields (C11) of IUPAP. The prospected nominees must not have more than 8 years experience of research work after their PhD. (See the call for nomination of the prize here.)

The IUPAP prize consists of an IUPAP medal, a certificate citing the recipient's scientific achievements and a small honorary cash award which will be presented at the 34th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2008) Philadelphia, USA, July 30th-August 5th, 2008.


About IPM:

The school of physics is one of the oldest schools at IPM located in Farmanieh campus. It is well-known by its impact on international scientific community.

The major research groups at the school are string theory group and plasma physics. Other active areas include accelerator physics, cosmology, particle phenomenology, condensed matter foundation physics and quantum gravity. Besides, the school of physics is conducting a project at CMS as part of contribution of Iran to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CERN.

The school has supported several resident and non-resident researchers from other universities. These supports include Ph.D. students who work under supervision of IPM researchers. Since September 2004 a Ph.D. Program has started at the school with 8 students in accelerator, particle physics and string theory.

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