Prof. Mehdi Golshani
Prof. Golshani was born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1939.
He obtained his BSc in Physics from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 1960;
and a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, in
His present academic position is Distinguished Professor of Physics, Sharif
University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Prof. Golshani has, over a long career at Sharif University of Technology,
held the following positions: Assistant Professor of Physics (1970-1978);
Associate Professor of Physics (1978-1985); Professor of Physics (since
1985); Chairman, Department of Physics (1973-1975 and 1987-1989); Academic
Vice-Chanellor (1980-87); and chairman, Departent of the Philosophy of
Science, since 1995.
He is director, Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies (since 1993);
and former head, Department of Basic Sciences; Iran Academy of Sciences
He is Author of 7 books, more than 85 articles, editor of one book, and the
co-translator of two books.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Iran, Iran, since 1990; Senior
Associate, International Center of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy,
1990-1995; Member of the Philosophy of Science Association, Michigan,USA;
Member of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology, since
1992; Member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, since 1970;
Member of the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, Berkeley, CA, USA;
and Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences since 2002.
He has obtained the following Honorary Titles and Awards: Distinguished
Professor of Physics at Sharif University of Technology (1992); Winner of
the John Templeton Award of Sciences-Religion Course Programme (1995); Judge
of the John Templeton Award for Progress in Religion (world’s largest
monetary award) (2000-2002).