Judges

Nidhal Guessoum

Professor, PhD in Astrophysics, University of California at San Diego, USA

Dr. Guessoum: PhD in Astrophysics from the University of California at San Diego, USA; post-doctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; visiting scientist at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements in Toulouse, France, and others; has participated in dozens of conferences worldwide, and published in major international journals; gave invited lectures at prestigious universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Cornell, Wisconsin, Malaya, New York University at Abu Dhabi, and others worldwide.

In addition to dozens of technical papers, Prof. Guessoum has published several books that have been well received by both specialists and the general public. 

He has been interviewed in numerous international media, is a regular columnist for Arab News, and has a strong social media presence: 110,000 followers on Twitter, 90,000 on Facebook, and 340,000 channel subscribers on YouTube, with his regular program Ta’ammal Ma`I (Reflect with Me) on science, culture, and education.

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