Dr. Nidhal Guessoum
Professor, PhD in Astrophysics, University of California at San Diego, USA
Previous to his appointment at AUS, Nidhal Guessoum taught in Kuwait and Algeria and spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. His area of expertise is cosmic gamma-ray sources (the galactic center, accretion disks, bursts, etc.), but he has also written many articles and several books on issues related to science, education, and Islam, such as “Islamic Astronomy” (the crescent observation problem, the Islamic calendar, etc.).