Mohsen Alishahiha was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1970. He received his Ph.D. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997. He joined the Theory Division, CERN as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Then, he joined ITFA, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he continued his research on different aspects of string theory. In 2001, Alishahiha returned to Iran and since then he has been working at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM). Presently, he is a Professor of physics at the School of Physics, IPM, and the Deputy Director of IPM. He is mainly interested in string theory and different aspects of AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular, using the correspondence he has studied strongly coupled field theories as well as some features of black hole physics. His work (together with Eva Silverstein and David Tong in 2004) on an inflationary model predicting non-Gaussianity in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation is a serious candidate for inflating model of cosmology. His awards and honours include Distinguished Researcher in Iran (December 2002), awarded by the Ministry of Science of Iran, Khwarizmi Award (2007), TWAS Prize for Young Scientists (2007), Distinguished Scientist of Islamic Countries selected by COMSTECH (2008), and Freydoon Mansouri's Prize in string theory (2009).
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012