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No. 444, Prof. Yousef Sobouti Blvd., P. O. Box 45195-1159, Zanjan, Iran

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Assistant Professor
Current nationality: 
Iran, Isl. Rep.
Current residence: 
Iran, Isl. Rep.
Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)
Erfani is an assistant professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran. She earned her PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany (2012). She got her master in Iran before joining the High Energy Physics Diploma programme of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, in 2007. After her PhD, she was postdoc at the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Iran and worked as a visiting scientists at ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil under a TWAS fellowship, before joining IASBS in 2016. Her research area is cosmology. She studies the origin of Universe, its evolution and its components like dark matter and dark energy. Erfani obtained international awards such as ICTP Diploma programme scholarship (2007), Bonn-Cologne graduate school scholarship (2009), TWAS fellowship for Research and Advanced Training (2014, 2015). She is a junior associate of ICTP, Italy since 2017. She is passionate about teaching, promoting science in public, helping young students especially females. In April 2018 she has co-organized the first workshop ever in physics in Afghanistan, under the Physics Without Frontier programme of ICTP.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
10 - Reduced inequality
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Iran, Isl. Rep.

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TWAS Central and South Asia Regional Partner (TWAS-CASAREP)
Last updated on 07/08/2019