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10th Ali Mohammadi Award granted to IASBS graduate Dr Amin Babazadeh
10th Ali Mohammadi Award granted to IASBS graduate Dr Amin Babazadeh

10th Ali Mohammadi Award granted to IASBS graduate Dr Amin Babazadeh

The 10th "Ali Mohammadi Award" has been granted to the IASBS PhD graduate, Dr Amin Babazadeh.

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Reopening of IASBS Observatory concurrent with the transit of Mercury across the Sun
Reopening of IASBS Observatory concurrent with the transit of Mercury across the Sun

Reopening of IASBS Observatory concurrent with the transit of Mercury across the Sun

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.

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IASBS hosts prominent Indian theoretical physicist
IASBS hosts prominent Indian theoretical physicist

IASBS hosts prominent Indian theoretical physicist

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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Understanding the internal dynamics of ultra-diffused galaxies without invoking dark matter
Understanding the internal dynamics of ultra-diffused galaxies without invoking dark matter

Understanding the internal dynamics of ultra-diffused galaxies without invoking dark matter

A research group from IASBS led by Dr Hosein Haghi in collaboration with astronomers from the University of Bonn in Germany has shown that the internal dynamics of the ultra-diffused galaxy NGC 1052-DF44 can be understood within the framework of Milgromian dynamics (MOND) without invoking any dark matter at all. They found that the required stellar mass to explain the dynamics of this galaxy is remarkably consistent with the standard theories of formation and evolution of galaxies.

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