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Scientists Garden

 

Commemorating of the world Scientists and Technologists in the

Scientists’ Garden of Pardis Technology Park

 

The project of erecting busts of the world scientists and technologists in "Scientists’ Garden” at Pardis Technology Park (PTP) is a project aimed to value the efforts and endeavors made by the well-known scientists of Iran and the world. This project, which has been commenced in 2007, is under performance by the management of the park and in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Based on this project, a monument will be made and dedicated to each scientist or researcher, either contemporary or in the past time, who has served the human beings with fruitful efforts in the field of knowledge, while has brought pride and honor for his country. The monument will be erected in the Scientists’ Garden in PTP and will unveil at the presence of the officials and scientists of the related field.

Since PTP is being visited by many national and international people, the atmosphere made by erecting those monuments can be very impressive and useful in terms of showing the respect and appreciation of I.R. of Iran towards knowledge-based and scientific endeavors, as well as attempt to establish sustainable close and friendly relationship with other countries, particularly in the area of science and technology.

To date, there are nearly 50 countries that have already introduced their national science heroes, twenty of which have expressed their willingness for building and dispatching the related busts. It can be forecasted that by the year 2020, PTP will be decorated by the monuments of the scientific elites from approximately 70 countries of the world.

The busts of Professor Hossein Mirshamsi (the father of Iran’s vaccine), Professor Joseph Taylor (the American winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993), and Victor Ambartsumian (an Armenian prominent astrologist), are some of the erected busts in the Scientists’ Garden so far.

Pardis Technology Park is pleased to accept any offer for cooperation from local and international science and technology centers, as well as embassies of foreign countries, for introducing, sculpturing and erecting the monuments of the scientist in the "Scientists’ Garden”.

General objectives of the project

 

  • To revere the inventors and innovators of science and technology from all around the world
  • To build and deepen scientific and cultural relations between Iran and other nations
  • To broaden the culture of science and technology advancement within the society and at global level
  • Encourage and direct the youths to be innovative and creative in the world of science and technology
  • To provide the grounds for science and technology exchange with other countries
  • Develop collaboration with scientific centers and academia of other countries

 

 

 




About the Busts installed at the Park


 

Name of scientist

Victor Humbur Tsumian

Introduction

The first country to create the bust of a scientific figure and transfer it to the park was from Armenia. The Ministry of Culture of Armenia transferred the bust to Iran in 2007. This scientist is a physicist and astronomer and in 2008 UNESCO named Armenia after his name, introducing him as a scientific figure of Armenia

Unveiling ceremony

 

The unveiling ceremony was held on 2ndMarch 2008 attended by Dr. Hun, UNESCO regional office representative and Dr. Garen Nazarian Armenia Ambassador to Tehran

Viewpoints

Dr. Hun believed this attempt is a significant step towards the transformation of the Park into a technology transfer hub and since 2009 was named the year of astronomy he admired the work for further cooperation.

Dr. Nazarian: "The idea of Pardis Technology Park is admirable in that Iran has decided to overcome facing challenges and this beautiful Park is endeavoring to collect the global scientists together to be admired and to be shown to the world and to show that the problems of the world belong to all”

 

 

 

Name of scientist

Seyed Hussain Mirshamsi

Introduction

Father of vaccines in Iran, after graduating in the field of veterinary science from Tehran university in the years 1950-1951, he received his Ph.D. in the veterinary field from Alfred university affiliate to Paris university of veterinary. He also graduated from New York health Institute in the field of virology and from then on, he joined the London Medical Research Council taking part in a research work for producing vaccines for measles, polio, mumps, and pox. As representative of World health Organization, he was responsible for operating vaccine production line in different countries such as Jordan and Tunisia in the Middle East working in the biologic standardization committee affiliated to WHO

Unveiling ceremony

 

On 22 September 2009, the unveiling ceremony was held and attended by Mr. Hun, UNESCO Representative in the Tehran Office and Professor Vafaie Director General of Sharif University International and Scientific Cooperation Office as they read out the message of Professor Taylor as well as Ms. Afsaneh Mir Shamsi, daughter of Professor Mirshamsi

 

 

Name of scientist

Professor Joseph Taylor

Introduction

He is Professor of Physics and astronomy and Nobel Laureate in physics. In 1993 He has also has been awarded many other prizes and has serviced in many scientific committees and teams. He is also Deputy Head of a Team who has published a report on the "Astronomy and astrophysics in the new millennium” and its relation to the US priorities in Astronomy and astrophysics at national level in 2000- 2010 decade

Unveiling ceremony

 

On 22 September 2009, the unveiling ceremony was held and attended by Mr. Hun, UNESCO Representative in the Tehran Office and Professor Vafaie Director General of Sharif University International and Scientific Cooperation Office as they read out the message of Professor Taylor as well as Ms. Afsaneh Mir Shamsi, daughter of Professor Mirshamsi

 

 

Name of scientist

Acharia Jagdish Jandra Bose

Introduction

Jandra was graduated from Calcutta University, India and later continued in London University studying medicine. After some while, he abandoned his studies due to illness but continued his research in Cambridge with Lord Rilly the Nobel Laureate. He later returned to India and taught physics at Calcutta University. He developed a coherer device which was for radio waves. Moreover, he is renowned for his activities in radio invention and communication and biophysics. The World Association of Electronic and Electricity Engineers have named her as the pioneer of radio science. He is also known as the father of sci-fi in Bengal. He is the first from India peninsular to have acquired a US patent in 1904

Unveiling ceremony

 

On Saturday 5thNovember 2011the ceremony was held and participated by Head of India Parliament, her Excellency, Ms. Mira Kumar, as well as Dr. Soltankhah, former Vice-President for Science and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran and also other senior authorities, the ambassador of India to Tehran and other staff of India Embassy

 

 

Name of scientist

Dr. Mohammad Gharib

Introduction

Father of Pediatrics in Iran is among the first physicians who specialized as the pediatrician in Iran and was the founder of the modern pediatrician as well as the founder of a special hospital for children. In 1917 Dr. Gharib went to France to continue his studies in medicine and he returned home in 1928 working as a professor in Medical College of Tehran University. Later he opened pediatrician college and remained its chancellor for the rest of his life. He co-founded a pediatrician center with Dr. Hassan Ahari as the first ever children’s hospital in Iran which is one of the most important scientific attempts in his life. He was awarded the top medal for his highly valuable services and the first rank medal from Ministry of Education as well as the medal of Legion d’Honeur from the Government of France

Unveiling ceremony

 

On Saturday 26thOctober 2013 the ceremony was participated by more than 100 medical professors, Dr. Gharib’s students and state dignitaries and media reporters

 

 

Name of scientist

Dr. Gholamhussein Mosaheb

Introduction

The celebrated and distinguished Iranian mathematician was born in Tehran in 1911. His undergraduate studies in mathematics were conducted in Tehran and Paris (1928-31) and he obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics from CambridgeUniversity in 1948.

Three colossal and everlasting achievements of Dr. Mossaheb which keep his memory immortal are 1) Founding and editing the "Persian Encyclopedia”. This is the first Persian Encyclopedia written on the basis and methodology of internationally accepted norms (1955); 2) Founding and managing the "Mathematical Institute” at Daneshsarayeh Aali (1965). Many of the present professors of mathematics in Iran are the graduates of this Institute; 3) In his quest for the enrichment of the Persian language with scientific terms; he created with the collaboration of a group of noted scholars an extensive repository of scientific terminology in Persian.

Unveiling ceremony

 

On Wednesday 17thDecember 2014 the ceremony was participated by more Dr. Mosaheb’s students and state dignitaries and media reporters

 


Name of scientist

Prof. Omar Yaghi

Introduction

Jordanian Chemist and the 2015 Mustafa Prize Laureate

Omar M. Yaghi was born in Amman, Jordan on 09 February 1965. He received his formal training at theState University of New York-Albany (B.S. degree, 1985),University of Illinois-Urbana (Ph.D. degree, 1990), and Harvard University (NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1990-92).

Professor Yaghi is the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the Founding Director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute and serves as the Co-Director of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute as well as the California Research Alliance by BASF.

Prof. Yaghi was selected as the Mustafa Prize Laureate in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in 2015, for his outstanding work on "Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks”.

Omar Yaghi visited PTP on 24 December 2015.

Unveiling ceremony

 

(has not been unveiled yet)