year about ten to twenty scientists in all disciplines in developing
countries are selected to receive the TWAS Young Scientist Prize.
The prize is to promote research in the developing countries and is
awarded to scientists under 40 who are living and working in the
The eligible candidates are nominated by "awarding organizations" in
the respective countries, which in Iran is Iranian Research
Organization for Science and Technology (IROST). A committee of
eminent scientists in the country, including TWAS members, where
applicable, then select the prize winners.
This year M.M. Sheikh-Jabbari of School of Physics has received the
prize. Further Information about TWAS Young Scientist Prize may be