Mohammad Hossein Sarmadi,
an ICTP researcher, passed away on Saturday 9 October 2010 in
Trieste. Sarmadi was born in September 1953 in Iran where he also
went through his school education.
Sarmadi then studied at the University of Pittsburg for his
undergraduate degree, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in high
energy physics in 1982. He was at ICTP for his first post-doctoral
position from 1983 to 1985 and subsequently held postdoctoral
positions at Rutherford Laboratory in U.K. and CERN, Geneva. He
returned to ICTP as a Senior Research Scientist from 1991 to 1997
and later as a Senior Research Associate from 2000 to 2006. He was
researcher at the Institute for Research in Fundamental
Sciences, IPM, Teheran, Iran from 1997 to 2003.
During his research career he wrote several important and
influential papers in the area of string theory, for example on
Toroidal and Asymmetric Orbifold compactifications of string theory
as well as on Bound states of D-branes.