Tehran University Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science faculty member becomes permanent member of the World Academy of Sciences. Siamak Yasemi PhD is a Tehran University faculty member and a member of the IR of Iran Academy of Sciences mathematics department. He has been elected as the permanent member of TWAS.
Statistics published by Web of Science for end-December 2017 put Iran in fourth place in the world with 8791 articles on nanoscience. With 40% of nanoscience production, Iran also has the largest share of this science in the Islamic countries. Next in line, following Iran, are Saudi Arabia with 13%, Turkey with 11%, and Malaysia with 9%.
Reza Malekzadeh, Iranian physician and gastroenterologist who is one of the superior scholars of medicine in the world, based on his researches has been able to demonstrate, for the first time in the world, that opium has a role in the incidence of cancer.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
Professor Majid Samii, top Iranian-German neurosurgeon, has inaugurated a 1000 bed hospital in Schenchi county in China named after him.
The Samii Medical Center is a state hospital constructed on the previous site of Julong Hospital in Ping Shan new territory in 68 thousand square meters.
Stanford Department of Mathematics has set up a USD 800 thousand scholarship for graduate studies in memory of its former Professor, Maryam Mirzakhani.
Scholarship founders have been named as Rouzbeh Yassini and Anousheh Ansari by the University.
Iran and the EU intend to expand cooperation between researchers in Iran, the EU, and with the European Research Council, in the landscape of a 2020 Program.
At the third high-level meeting between Iran and the European Union, and at the meeting between the Deputy Minister of Science in International Affairs of Iran and Deputy Director General of the European Commission on Research and Innovation, Iran announced its readiness to attract students from Europe.
Recent reports in the media talk of new research findings on death, which show that when the heart stops beating, the brain continues to work; thus, when a person is pronounced dead following a cardiac arrest, they are still able to hear the voices around them and witness their own death so to speak. The research is spearheaded by Iranian-British physician, Dr Sam Parnia.
A ceremony was held on 21 November 2017 in honor of Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian mathematics genius and only woman winner of the Fields Medal, at her former Sharif University of Technology (SUT). The ceremony was attended by the President’s Deputy of Science and Technology, Surena Sattari, SUT governing board members, scholars, elites, and friends and family of the late Mirzakhani.
An Iranian expert of international affairs believes: “The main challenges of Iran’s foreign policy in the next Iranian calendar year has more domestic than international roots, particularly in economic issues and increasing poverty.”
Christie’s has been auctioning works for some Iranian artists for a number of years now. This year, on its 25th anniversary in Dubai, Christie’s will be holding an auction titled "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East" on 23 March 2019 in which twelve Iranian artists will be participating with eighteen works.
The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access to the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.
A sociologist in Iran believes: “State domination on the public sphere and preventing interactions between individuals has deprived Iranian society of public rejoicing. With emphasis by government on the sad side of religion, the opportunity to strengthen the collective spirit through religion has also been eliminated.”