The Physics Department started its activity in 1992 as the first department of IASBS. The M.Sc. program was launched in 1992 with 3 faculty members and 7 students. In 1995, the first Ph.D. students were admitted to work on theoretical condensed matter physics, astrophysics and mathematical physics. After a while, graduate programs in experimental optics were established. In 2000, a 7-year program leading to a Ph.D. degree was established. After completing their undergraduate and graduate courses, the students in this program directly proceed to their Ph.D. thesis, thereby skipping the M.Sc. dessertation. At present, the Physics Department is the only place in the country offering this program. In the past seven years, the research activities have been extended to cover geophysics, and recently, experimental research in condensed matter physics has taken root in the Department in collaboration with the Optics Lab, the Department of Biophysics, and the Department of Chemistry.
The faculty members of the Department are mostly young and active in their field of research. Since its inception, the Department has had 233 graduates at M.Sc. level and 54 at Ph.D. level. Currently, the Department has 22 faculty members, 52 Ph.D. students, 96 M.Sc. students, and 7 undergraduate (the 7-year program) students. The Department has a very high student-to-faculty ratio of 7, unique among Iranian universities. Last year, the Department achieved the highest number-of refereed-publications-to-faculty-member ratio among all the physics departments in the country.
Members of the Physics Department actively participate at international conferences and workshops and collaborate with the international scientific community. MIT, University of Missouri, University of Southern California, University of Alberta in Canada, College-de France, University of Strasburg, Wuppertal University in Germany, the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, and the Max-Planck Institute, to mention some, are among the list of world-class universities and research centers with which the faculty have had research cooperation.
With about 30 faculty and 300 students, we conduct research in different branches of physics. Studying the emerged phases of matter, both soft and hard matter, classical and quantum optics and galactic scale physics are among our department activities. Reflected from the quality of education in physics department, many of our alumni are working in world ranked institutions.
Dr. Azadeh Mazloom - Department of Physics
Ali Ghorbanzadeh Moghaddam - Department of Physics, IASBS
Rasoul Kalhor - Department of Physics
Ehsan Azadeh Del - Department of Physics
Ali Ebrahimzadeh Koyakhi - Department of Physics
Professor Yousef Sobouti has been lauded as a veteran physicist at a nationwide Physics Meeting. The Meeting organised by the Iranian Physical Society (PSI) was held online on Thursday, 17 January 2021.
The 10th "Ali Mohammadi Award" has been granted to the IASBS PhD graduate, Dr Amin Babazadeh.
The Knowledge-Based Company, Fath Noor Mihan has introduced its new product named “3D Optical Nano Profilometer”. Established in 2012 and located in the Science and Technology Park at the IASBS, the company was founded and developed by the Optics PhD graduates of this University.
The IASBS Student Astronomy Group, Heliya, has organised a zworkshop on the transit of the planet Mercury across the Sun with the collaboration of the Ava Star Centre from Tehran. Concurrent with this rare astronomical event, which took place on 11 November 2019, the IASBS Observatory was reopened under its new Director, our own local cosmologist, Dr Encieh Erfani, an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics.
The Department of Physics is hosting a renowned theoretical physicist and former director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCCA), India, Prof Naresh Dadhich, for one month starting on 26 October 2019.
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