The chartaghi of Iranian scientists outside the UN
To the right-hand side of the main UN entrance in Vienna, an edifice has been erected to commemorate the magnificent achievements of Iranian scientists over the past centuries. This four-centered arch is called chartaghi in Persian. It is constructed as a quadrangle with the statue of a famous Iranian personality underneath each arch.
Trump sanctions hold science back in Iran
Richard Stone writes in the Science Magazine that to explore the genetic diversity of Iran’s desert plants, Hossein Akhani and his colleagues used to send DNA samples to a company in Seoul, which provided fast and reliable sequencing. But a few weeks ago, the University of Tehran biologist says, he received a letter from the company explaining that the South Korean government had advised the firm “not to deal with Iran.” The reason: the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, a multilateral agreement in which Iran agreed to freeze key nuclear activities in return for relief from international economic sanctions.
International scientists travel to Iran
Over the past eleven months, 230 foreign scientists have traveled to Iran to expand scientific cooperation with this country. Speaking at the Iran-German Science Day at the University of Science and Technology in Tehran, Hossein Salar-Amoli said: “Over the past eleven months, 230 scientists from Germany, Austria, Italy, and China have traveled to Iran for extensive scientific cooperation.”
US nuclear scientists support JCPOA
On 30 October 2017, the New York Times writes that more than 90 top American experts in atomic sciences, including a designer of the hydrogen bomb, publicly threw their weight behind the Iran nuclear agreement on Monday, exhorting Congress to preserve the accord in the face of President Trump’s disavowal of it.
Maryam Mirzakhani medal for elite women of Iran
Top women in the scientific circles of Iran will be honored with a Markyam Mirzakhani medal at a ceremony taking place on Saturday 19 August in Tehran.