Today we lost a great person

Prof. Jalal Samimi
(Professor. Ph.D., Oklahoma University – Sharif University of Technology)
was one of the pioneers of High Energy Astrophysics and Gamma Ray Astronomy science in Iran. in fact, he was the father of Cosmic Ray science in Iran. In addition to his valuable projects and scientific researches in the field of cosmic rays and high energy physics, he also led many experts in this field.

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past Member of Division D High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics
Past Member of Commission 44 Space & High Energy Astrophysics (until 2015)
Past Member of Division XI Space & High Energy Astrophysics (until 2012)

On behalf of the SURA team, we would like to express our deepest condolences on the loss of Prof. Samimi to his family and friends. Many of us at SURA knew him personally, and his scientific personality was well-known among our team.

SURA TEAM – 6/11/2020
Dr. Samimi
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