I am from Tehran, Iran. I have got my BSc in electrical engineering from University of Tehran. Then due to my interest in theoretical subjects I went to Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) where I got my MSc and PhD. After that for one year I was a researcher in Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM). Now, I am an assistant professor in SBU as well as a part time researcher in IPM.
What inspired you to study science?
I think, similar to others, I want to know what is the origin of everything! It can be asked in biology about the human origin or in physics about the universe origin. I have this chance to study about these questions as a part of my job!
Do you have a role model in science?
There is no special person in my mind but I like Galileo.
A quote that inspires you?
“Whence have I come, why this coming here?”
— “Molavi” (“Rumi”)
Early universe cosmology
A list of all Nima’s papers can be found here.
Favourite reference papers:
Nima and his wife Nafiseh Rafiei visited the group for 6 weeks in January and February 2011