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TÜBA Academy Prizes 2017

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TÜBA Academy Prizes are annually awarded to three of the nominated scientists each being in one of the following categories of sciences namely 1) Basic and Engineering sciences, 2) Health and Life sciences and 3) Social Sciences and Humanities. Every year one of the prizes is awarded to scientists with Turkish connection, meaning those who work in Turkey and/or study Turkey.

TÜBA Academy Prizes are given to those scientists with ORIGINAL, LEADING and PATH-BREAKING works in their fields. Nominations are made by TÜBA members, academies and inter-academy organizations with which TÜBA is in cooperation and other science institutions and scientists invited as nominators. Members of TÜBA and those who take part in the evaluation process of the prizes cannot be nominated.

The nominees are evaluated by a Prize Committee in each category. The Committees, composed of TÜBA members and renowned scientists, examine the works of the candidates via a rigorous process involving peer-review and identify the possible prize laureates. The laureates are announced by the Academy Council of TÜBA. The Academy Prizes, comprising an Academy Medal and prize money of USD 30.000 for each, are awarded in a special ceremony. The Prize Ceremony is held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Turkey.


Prof. Ali H. Nayfeh passed away

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وفاة العالم علي حسن نايفة

27-03-2017 07:08 PM

توفي في وقت مبكر من صباح 27/3/2017، العالم الفلسطيني الاردني الكبير والأستاذ في الجامعة الأردنية، على حسن نايفة، عن عمر ناهز 83 عامًا.

وتخرج «نايفة» في جامعة ستانفورد في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، وحصل على درجتي الماجستير والدكتوراه في عام ونصف العام فقط، وأشرف على نحو 80 رسالة دكتوراه، وله عدة مؤلفات في مجال الهندسة الميكانيكية.

وحصل العالم «علي حسن نايفة» على جائزة بنجامين فرانكلين في الهندسة الميكانيكية عام 2014، وهى الجائزة التي تُعادل جائزة نوبل في العلوم، علاوة على جائزة ليبانوف من الجمعية الأمريكية للمهندسين عام 2005، ووسام الشرف الذهبي من أكاديمية العلوم المتخصصة عام 2007.

وولد العالم «علي حسن نايفة» عام 1933 في قرية الشويكة في فلسطين، وعاش طفولته في الأردن، ثم انتقل إلى الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية لدراسة العلوم الهندسية، وعمل أستاذا في جامعة فيرجينا للتكنولوجيا منذ عام 1976، علاوة على تطوعه للتدريس في الجامعة الأردنية. وهو الشقيق الأكبر للدكتور عدنان نايفه والدكتور منير نايفه، زميل أكاديمية العالم الإسلامي للعلوم.

                                                                          Prof. Ali H. Nayfeh passed away

Professor Ali H. Nayfeh passed away on 27 March 2017,  in Amman, Jordan. He was 83.

Prof. Nayfeh earned his BS in engineering science (1962), MS (1963) and PhD (1964) in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University all in four and a half years. He has made seminal contributions to several branches of science and engineering, including solid and fluid mechanics, acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, linear and nonlinear control of engineering systems, aerospace engineering, power systems, power electronics, ship dynamics and stability, sway control of military and commercial cranes, atomic force microscopes, and micro-electromechanical systems.

Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering. (Presented for the development of novel methods to model complex engineering systems in structural dynamics, acoustics, fluid mechanics and electromechanical systems), 2014.

Prof. Nayfeh was the author of several books and hundreds of research papers, and has supervised over 80 doctoral dissertations.

Dr Nayfeh was born on 1933 in the Palestinian town of Shuwaikah / Tulkarm in Palestine. He was the eldest brother of Dr Adnan Nayfeh and Dr Munir Nayfeh FIAS.

إنا لله وإنا اليه راجعون،،،،،


IAS 2011 Conference Proceedings Online

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IAS 2011 Conference Proceedings has  recently been uploaded onto the IAS website <> under the section Recent Publications or directly

Proceedings of the 18th IAS Science Conference on

 “The Islamic World and The West:

Rebuilding Bridges through Science and Technology,”

organised in Doha/ Qatar;

22-24 October 2011

Jordanian princess, a science advocate, awarded a Chancellor’s Citation

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On a recent visit to UC Berkeley, Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, an advocate for science as a catalyst for change in the Arab world and the president of Jordan’s Royal Scientific Society, was awarded a Chancellor’s Citation by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

The Jordanian royal visitor met with the chancellor and other campus dignitaries on Feb. 23 in California Hall.

The Chancellor’s Citation is awarded to distinguished visitors, alumni and friends whose great achievements the university salutes and whose presence honors and benefits the campus.

Professor Omar M. Yaghi, who holds the Neeltje Tretter Chair in the Department of Chemistry and is the founding director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute (BGSI), has worked closely with Princess Sumaya over the past five years to re-engage the Jordanian diaspora community in scientific research to address global problems. A BGSI delegation met with the royal visitor to discuss plans for building a Reticular Foundry, to serve as a hub of scientific research attracting top talent from throughout Jordan and the Middle East region. This joint partnership will train the next generation of problem-solvers, innovators, and scientific leaders.

The princess also serves as chair of the World Science Forum (WSF), which will be hosted by Jordan in November 2017. WSF is a leading forum for science and policymaking, and this will be the first time it is held in the Middle East. The theme for the 2017 WSF is “Science for Peace,” and HRH has said she hopes that the event will inspire young people and give policymakers renewed appreciation for science and the scientific method.

Princess Sumaya was accompanied by Asal Al-Tal, deputy chief of mission from the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as Conor de Lion, RSS director of external relations. In a surprise, she was joined by her mother, HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, who made a special trip to Berkeley to witness and celebrate her daughter’s receipt of the honorary award.

Harvard University Marshal welcomes Princess Sumaya bint El-Hassan of Jordan

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Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan of Jordan

February 17, 2017

Harvard University Marshal welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El-Hassan of Jordan at the Marshal’s Office during her visit to the Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Professor Ali Malkawi accompanied her, along with three aides. Her visit also included stops at Widener Library and the Harvard Art Museums.