Nidhal Guessoum

Member, Board of Trustees at The John Templeton Foundation

Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum

Member, Board of Trustees at The John Templeton Foundation

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Professor of Physics and Astronomy (specialty: Theoretical Astrophysics) and Associate Dean at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Guessoum received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at San Diego and spent two years as a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He has also been a visiting professor or researcher at several institutions, including long collaborations with colleagues at the Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements in France, as well as with scientists in Europe, in the USA, and in the Arab world. Dr. Guessoum’s primary areas of research are gamma-ray and nuclear astrophysics, galactic and extra-galactic; with his secondary areas of research in Islamic astronomy (new crescent visibility and Islamic calendar, Islamic cosmology, classical and modern, etc.), and popularization of astronomy and science.

In addition to dozens of technical papers, he has published many articles on general science issues, edited two conference proceedings volumes on Islamic Astronomy (in English and Arabic), and authored or co-authored several books, including Islam’s Quantum Question: reconciling Muslim tradition and modern science (2011), in English, Reconcilier l’Islam et la Science Moderne: l’esprit d’Averroes (2009) and Islam et Science: Comment concilier le Coran et la science moderne (2013), both in French, and The Determination of Lunar Crescent Months and the Islamic Calendar (1993 and 1997) and The Story of the Universe (2002-2013, several editions), both in Arabic.

Dr. Guessoum has lectured at many renowned universities (Cambridge, Oxford, Cornell, Wisconsin). He also writes regularly on the above subjects in various venues. In July 2011 he was featured in a full-page article in Science, and in June 2013 he published a 4-page commentary in Nature about astronomy in the Arab world, past, present, and future. He has been interviewed in numerous international media, including Al-Jazeera, BBC, NPR, The Times, France 2, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Fox News, etc.

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