DOHA: The Islamic World and the West should come together to address the socio-economic problems facing them that have triggered mass protests in many countries, the opening session of the 18th conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (22-24 October 2011).
Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Kazakhstan, and upon the invitation of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science, the IAS convened a special symposium in Astana (Kazakhstan) during 22-23 May 2012, under the title ‘Science and Technology in Kazakhstan and the Islamic World: Past, Present and Future.
Dr Munir Nayfeh highlights the focus of his team’s latest research project and explains how it utilises eclipse observations of heavy ions, neutrals and dust grains to address existing knowledge gaps and unravel some of the unsolved mysteries about the Sun’s corona and solar winds.
The IAS pleased to announce to its Fellows, associates and friends that it has now uploaded all the lectures that were presented at its 2011 Doha Conference on the Internet. These are now accessible through YouTube either directly through searching for (TheIasWorld) on the main YouTube menu, or through the opening page of the IAS website
A fond farewell
31 January 2012. Daniel Schaffer, TWAS’s Public Information Officer, is retiring. In his concluding article for the ‘TWAS Newsletter’, he speaks about having been witness to the historic changes in scientific capacity taking place in the developing world over the past 15 years.
The late Prof. Mahmoud Hafez FIAS (Egypt ) It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan; announce the passing away of the eminent Egyptian scientist: Prof. Mahmoud Hafez, Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, and President of the Academy of the Arab Language, Egypt.
Prof. Hafez passed away in Cairo on Friday 25 December 2011. He was 100