Prof. Jamal Mimouni


Jamal Mimouni is an Algerian astrophysicist, who received his higher education partly in Algeria (B. Sc. in Theoretical Physics in 1977, Algiers University) and partly in the States (PhD in Particle Physics in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). Besides his teaching and formal research in theoretical physics and astroparticle physics. he is also the head of a multi-institutional graduate study program in astrophysics, and is involved with the National Aurès Observatory project, which will be the first such astronomy facility in Algeria since the independence of the country. He is an active actor on the debate on science, society, and the cultural dimension of the scientific enterprise in the Arab-Muslim world. He has also been involved in public debates on this subject at various forums and has written widely on it. On the outreach front, he has acted for many years as advisor and resource person to amateur astronomy associations in Algeria, and he is the president of the Sirius Astronomy Association, one of the well known and active one in North Africa and the Arab World. He has authored along with N. Guessoum a science popularisation book in Arabic entitled “The Story of the Universe: from Early Conceptions to the Big Bang” and has regular contributions on science and astronomy in the written media, as well as radio and TV programs in Algeria.

-- FairouzMalek - 2021-05-16

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