The schedule of “the Second International Conference on Holography and its Applications” is issued, which will be held 25th -26th of January, 2023. The timetable of the speeches to be delivered in the conference can be downloaded via https://holography2023.du.ac.ir/files_site/files/r_4_230119194222.pdf.
Those interested can partake in the conference through the following link: https://live.du.ac.ir/icha
:: Invited Speakers
Emil J. Martinec from University of Chicago, USA. h-index: 40
Talk time and date (online talk): 15:00 GMT (18:30 Tehran time [10:00 Chicago time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Niklas Beisert from Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Switzerland. h-index: 38
Talk time and date (online talk): 13:45 GMT (17:30 Tehran time [14:45 Switzerland time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Carlos Nunez from Swansea University, United Kingdom. h-index: 34
Talk time and date (online talk): 12:30 GMT (16:00 Tehran time [12:30 UK time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Sudhaker Upadhyay from K. L. S. College, India. h-index: 26
Talk time and date (online talk): 10:00 GMT (13:30 Tehran time [15:30 India time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Andreas Schmitt from University of Southampton, United Kingdom. h-index: 23
Talk time and date (online talk): 13:00 GMT (16:30 Tehran time [13:00 UK time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Blaise Goutéraux from CPHT, CNRS, Ecole polytechnique, France. h-index: 23
Talk time and date (online talk): 14:30 GMT (18:00 Tehran time [15:30 France time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Carmelo P. Martin from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain. h-index: 22
Talk time and date (online talk): 13:30 GMT (17:00 Tehran time [14:30 Spain time]) 25 Jan 2023.cancelled.
Yasuaki Hikida from Kyoto University, Japan. h-index: 20
Talk time and date (online talk): 07:00 GMT (10:30 Tehran time [16:00 Japan time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Ki Seok Kim from POSTECH and Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Korea. h-index: 19
Talk time and date (online talk): 06:30 GMT (10:00 Tehran time [15:30 South Korea time]) 26 Jan 2023.
George Georgiou from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. h-index: 18
Talk time and date (online talk): 13:00 GMT (16:30 Tehran time [15:00 Greece time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Danning Li from Jinan University, China. h-index: 18
Talk time and date (online talk): 09:00 GMT (12:30 Tehran time [17:00 China time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Masahiro Nozaki from Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy, China. h-index: 15
Talk time and date (online talk): 07:30 GMT (11:00 Tehran time [15:30 China time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Yuya Kusuki from Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, USA. h-index: 14
Talk time and date (online talk): 16:50 GMT (20:20 Tehran time [08:50 California time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Dmitry S. Ponomarev from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. h-index: 14
Talk time and date (online talk): 09:30 GMT (13:00 Tehran time [12:30 Moscow time]) 25 Jan 2023.
Felipe Rosso from University of British Columbia, Canada. h-index: 8
Talk time and date (online talk): 16:30 GMT (20:00 Tehran time [11:30 Canada time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Anastasia Golubtsova from Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physic, Russia. h-index: 6
Talk time and date (online talk): 08:00 GMT (11:30 Tehran time [11:00 Moscow time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Laura Engelbrecht from Institute for Theoretical Physics, Switzerland. h-index: 6
Talk time and date (online talk): 12:00 GMT (15:30 Tehran time [13:00 Switzerland time]) 26 Jan 2023.
Veronica Pasquarella from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. h-index: 1
Talk time and date (online talk): 15:00 GMT (18:30 Tehran time [15:00 UK time]) 26 Jan 2023.
In cooperation with the Canadian Quantum Research Center, Damghan University will be holding “the Second International Conference on Holography and Its Applications” on 25th-26th of January, 2023. Renowned researchers and scientists from Princeton University, University of Naples, University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, McGill University, National Observatory of Athens, Zhejiang University, Nuclear Sciences Institute, National Scientific and Technological Research Council, Northwest University, Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Zanjan Graduate University of Basic Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Shahrood University of Technology, University of Mazandaran, and Damghan University will be the members of the scientific committee of the conference.
The conference, held both in person and online, is supported by Islamic World Science Reference Center (ISC), Federation of Iranian Scientific Leaders, Physics Society of Iran, Optics and Photonics Society of Iran, and many other prestigious universities in Iran and around the world. Honorably, six world-renowned scientists will attend the conference as keynote speakers as the following:
Leonard Susskind: Stanford University, founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, a member of the National Academy of Sciences
Mohammad Mehdi Sheikh-Jabbari: Institute for Research In Fundamental Sciences, one of Iranian Ever-Lasting Figures in Physics, a member of the Federation of Iranian Scientific Leaders
Neil Turok: University of Edinburgh, holding the Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics from the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics.
Prof. Robert Mann from University of Waterloo, which has several important works on the black hole thermodynamics. He has several PRL papers as references of recent studies.
Prof. Elias B. Kiritsis from Universite Paris Cite, CNRS, Astroparticule et Cosmologie, Paris, France, and University of Crete, Greece which is one of the best theoretical physicists and author of fome PRL papers on holography.
Prof. Eva Silverstein from Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford, USA as one of the best scientists in the field of string theory and cosmology which has important studies on gauge-gravity duality.
A total of 38 presentations in the form of posters and speeches have been accepted, 10 of which will be by Iranian researchers and 28 by non-Iranian researchers. The schedule for the speeches is accessible via https://holography2023.du.ac.ir/en/page.php?rid=59.
Those interested can virtually participate in the conference, free of charge, via https://live.du.ac.ir/icha.
This cooperative agreement is between Damghan University (from now on referred to as DU),
Damghan (Iran), and Karadeniz Technical University (from now on referred to as KTÜ),
Trabzon (Turkey), to establish a program for scientific exchange and collaboration in areas of
interest and to make benefits for both institutions.
The purposes of the cooperation between DU and KTÜ are as follows:
To encourage interest in teaching and research activities of the respective
To deepen the understanding of each institute’s economic, cultural, and social
To achieve these goals, DU and KTÜ will, insofar as the means of each allow:
Promote institutional exchanges by inviting faculty members and staff of the
partner institution to participate in various teaching and research activities and
Receive undergraduate and graduate students of the partner institution for M.Sc.
and Ph.D. programs or a sabbatical period of planned research.
Organize symposia, conferences, short courses, and meetings on research issues.
Carry out joint research and continuing education programs.
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Exchange information about each institution’s teaching, student progress, and
cutting-edge research developments.
Each institution shall designate a coordinator to oversee and facilitate the implementation
of this agreement. The coordinators, working with other appropriate administrators at the
respective universities, shall have the following responsibilities:
To promote academic collaboration at faculties, graduate, and undergraduate
student levels for research and study.
To act as principal contacts for individual and group activities and to plan and
coordinate all activities within their institutions and with the partner institution.
To distribute to each institution information about the faculties, facilities, research
opportunities, publications, library materials, and educational resources of another
Meet periodically to review and evaluate past activities and to work out new ideas
for future cooperative agreements.
This general “cooperation agreement” shall be the baseline document of any program
agreement executed between the parties. Other agreements concerning any program shall
provide details concerning the specific commitments made by each party and shall not become
effective until they have been reduced to writing and executed by the duly authorized
representatives of the parties. The scope of the activities under this agreement shall be
determined by the funds available at both institutions for the types of collaboration undertaken
and by financial assistance that may be obtained from external sources.
Upon approval by each institution, this agreement shall remain in effect for three (3)
years unless terminated earlier. Such termination by one institution shall be effected by giving
the other institution at least ninety (90) days advance written notice of its intention to terminate.
If such notice is given, this agreement shall terminate: (a) at the end of such ninety (90) days; or
(b) when all students enrolled during their courses under the agreement– at the time such notice
is given– have completed their respective courses of study under the agreement, whichever event
occurs later. Termination shall be without penalty. If this agreement is terminated, neither DU
nor KTÜ shall be liable to the other for any monetary or other losses which may result.
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Dr. Hamed Fazlollahtabar, the leading professor of the project “A Multichannel Chain of Pistachio Supply Using a Sustainable Development Approach”, announced three achievements accomplished by Damghan University (DU) students in the implementation of Shahid Ahmadi Roshan’s Project; i.e., (1) development of a prototype temperature and humidity sensor to adjust the time and amount of irrigation of pistachio trees, (2) reduction of aflatoxin by 60% using a plasma radiation technology at the laboratory level to improve the crops’ international consumption standards for exporting purposes , and (3) development of an application for selling pistachio products.
As Dr. Fazlollahtabar said, three missions were set for the development of the multichannel supply chain, which included reducing water wastage and saving water resources, reducing the amount of toxins used for pistachio trees, and eliminating intermediaries to increase the income of pistachio farmers. To encourage collective learning, team work and professionalism, a number of DU students, who were members of Iran’s National Elites Foundation and studied in the fields of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, industrial engineering and computer science, were involved in the implementation of the project. Dr. Fazlollahtabar added that, after implementing the project in the period of December 1, 2021 to September 22, 2022 in three target areas, the follow-up of this research and development project is still ongoing in Damghan University’s Pistachio Innovation Center and Industry Relations Office in order to attract investors for the purpose of commercialization.
According to the latest data from the Scopus citation database, which is compiled in collaboration with Elsevier’s abstract and citation database and Stanford University, five faculty members from Damghan University are among the top two percent scientists of the world. The faculty members are as follows:
—Dr. Behnam Pourhassan (Associate Professor, School of Physics)
—Dr. Hamed Fazlollahtabar (Assistant Professor, School of Engineering)
—Dr. Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare (Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry)
—Dr. Rasul Mohebbi (Assistant Professor, School of Engineering)
—Dr. Ahmad Gholizadeh (Associate Professor, School of Physics)
The data coverage of this database is from 1996 to 2021, ranking the world’s scientists under 22 main subject areas and 176 sub-areas based on multiple indicators. Two main criteria for inclusion in the list of top scientists are the number of references made to the publications of a scientist by other researchers and his/her H-index.
A joint paper by Dr. Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare (School of Chemistry), Dr. Fatemeh Salimi (School of Biology), and Dr. Iran Goudarzi (School of Biology) has been selected as a highly cited article in 2021 with 28 citations counted. The paper, entitled “Bioactive Carboxymethyl Starch-Based Hydrogels Decorated with CuO Nanoparticles: Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties and Accelerated Wound Healing in Vivo”, is published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences with an impact factor of 6.20. In the research reported in this paper, nanocomposite hydrogels of carboxymethyl starch decorated with nanoparticles that were synthesized via copper oxide produced by green synthesis were studied for their biological properties such as biodegradation, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and cytotoxicity. The nanocomposite hydrogel was then used as a wound healing material in an animal sample. The results of the study indicated that the prepared hydrogel had excellent properties for healing wounds and preventing infection, as the wounds in the animal sample healed in less than 14 days. To access the full text of the paper, please refer to the following link.
In cooperation with the Canadian Quantum Research Center, Damghan University will be holding “the Second International Conference on Holography and Its Applications” on 25th-26th of January, 2023. Renowned researchers and scientists from Princeton University, University of Naples, University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, McGill University, National Observatory of Athens, Zhejiang University, Nuclear Sciences Institute, National Scientific and Technological Research Council, Northwest University, Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Zanjan Graduate University of Basic Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Shahrood University of Technology, University of Mazandaran, and Damghan University will be the members of the scientific committee of the conference. Please access the link https://holography2023.du.ac.ir/en/page.php?rid=54 to see the members of the scientific committee.
The conference is held both in person and online, and it deals with various issues of holography; researchers, professors and students are invited to present their achievements in this field in the form of lectures or posters. Articles in English are only accepted for the conference; however, oral presentation in Persian is also welcome. Those interested can submit their articles due December 22, 2022 via https://holography2023.du.ac.ir/.
The main topics of the conference are
- Gauge-Gravity Correspondence
- Holography and Quantum Information
- Black Hole Physics
- Holographic Methods for Condensed Matter Physics
- Applications of Holography in Optics and Laser Physics
- Neutron Stars and Holography
- Holography in Nuclear Physics
- Mathematics, Geometry, and Holography
- Holographic Complexity
- Recent Applications of Holography
Selected articles from the conference will be published in the International Journal of Holography Applications in Physics (see https://jhap.du.ac.ir/). The journal has been issued since the fall of 2021, publishing quality articles by great physicists from all over the world.
A Damghan University faculty member, Dr. Hanif Heidari, has discovered a new method for analyzing the electroencephalogram (EEG) behaviors of patients suffering brain stroke and injuries and understanding the needs of these patients. As Dr. Heydari mentioned, “a significant percentage of patients with brain strokes and nerve damages are not able to speak or move any part of their body, and thus, it is impossible for others to understand these patients’ conditions and needs, making the situation very difficult for the patients themselves and the people around them.” “To open a window to the mental world of these patients and understand their feelings and needs,” Dr. Heidari added, “we, in collaboration with Professor Velichko from Russia, used a new measurement technique (introduced in 2021) to mathematically analyze the EEG behaviors of the patients and detect the needs of the patients with neurological lesions.”
Referring to the research done by other researchers in the past, Dr. Heidari mentioned, “in the previous methods, the number of the channels were very high and the accuracy of the findings was very low. However, in this method, we reduced the number of the channels (from 30 to 8) to diagnose the patient’s behaviors; this significantly lowered the cost, and on the other hand, increased the accuracy of the analysis. It not only helps read the mind of the patients with brain injuries, but also significantly improves the evaluation of the treatment effectiveness.” Referring to a sample patient suffering hemorrhagic stroke, Dr. Heidari said, “in the previous algorithms, it was not possible to detect the movements of the hands and the feet, but now, not only it is possible to detect these movements with 65-70% accuracy, but Continuous EEGs can also evaluate the patient’s recovery process and the effectiveness of the treatment.”
He expressed hopes that with this new method and help offered by artificial intelligence and robotics, we will soon witness smart home devices for communication with patients suffering brain injuries. The results of this research are published in the edited volume “Biomedical Signals Based Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Neurological Disorders” by Springer International Publishing.
Cooperating with researchers from Italy, Turkey, Australia and South Korea, Dr. Ehsan Nazarzadeh-Zare publishes an article entitled “Photoactive polymers-decorated Cu-Al layered double hydroxide hexagonal architectures: A potential non-viral vector for photothermal therapy and co-delivery of DOX/pCRISPR”. A Damghan University faculty member, Dr. Nazarzadeh-Zare said, “Cancer is today the second cause of death worldwide, only after cardiovascular diseases. Of different types of cancer, breast cancer is the second major cause of death in women, after lung cancer, and thus, cancer treatment is a priority for the world community; of course, various types of drugs have entered the market to delay the progression of cancer tumors.” As Dr. Nazarzadeh-Zare added, “Doxorubicin is a common chemotherapy drug for the treatment of breast cancer that increases the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inhibits the activity of topoisomerase enzymes (i.e., enzymes correcting the structural problems of DNA during the processes of replication, transcription, and gene recombination by making temporary single- or double-stranded cuts) in order to induce cell cycle arrest and disrupt tumor proliferation. However, the use of doxorubicin is limited due to drug resistance.”
Dr. Nazarzadeh-Zare told, “Gene therapy is a technique for introducing genetic materials into the target cells in order to replace mutated genes with healthy ones. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) are part of the genome of prokaryotic organisms (e.g., bacteria) and are related to the adaptive immune system. This powerful gene-editing tool is employed in various fields, such agriculture and biotechnology.” He also told, “The aim of our research was to synthesize hexahedral Cu-Al LDH decorated with ortho, meta, and para photoactive bioactive nanoparticles of poly (phenylenediamine) as a photoactive carrier for simultaneous delivery of doxorubicin and CRISPR. The experimental results indicated that photoactive nanocarriers with high efficiency were effective for the simultaneous delivery of gene and drug via a photothermal method, which would help deconstruct tumors and treat breast cancer.”
The article has been published in the Chemical Engineering Journal with an impact factor of 16.74. The article can be accessed through https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S138589472203234X.
The International Conference on High Energy Physics is to be held online by the School of Physics in Damghan University on 6 and 7 July, 2022. The main goal of the conference is to discuss the applications of high energy physics in the field of Nuclear and Fundamental Particles Physics. The researchers can submit their articles for either oral presentation or poster presentation, which are then reviewed by the members of the scientific committee. A number of selected articles will be published in the JHAP. In addition, all the presentations and posters will be given a chance for award competition.
High Energy Physics—Theory
High Energy Physics—Phenomenology
High Energy Physics—Experiment
High Energy Physics—Lattice
General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
Start Date for Registration: 21 March, 2022
Start Date for Article Submission: 21 March, 2022
Deadline for Full-Text Article Submission: 24 June, 2022
Article Acceptance Notification: 30 June, 2022
Conference Date: 6 and 7 July, 2022
Amir Kabir Building, Damghan University, University Square, Damghan, Iran
Please see the conference website at http://hep.du.ac.ir/en for more information.