College / Department

Teaching areas

Physics, Astronomy

Research areas

Gamma-Ray Astrophysics: Positron-Electron Annihilation; Nuclear gamma-ray lines; Gamma-Ray Bursts. Crescent Visibility and Islamic Calendar. Science, Religion, Education, and Popularization of Science.


MSc in Physics, UCSD, USA.
BSc in Theoretical Physics, University of Science and Technology of Algiers, Algeria
PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), USA.

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2000-present
College of Technological Studies, Kuwait, 1995-2000
NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA, 1988-1990
University of Blida, Algeria, 1990-1995


Board of Trustees of the John Templeton Foundation (2011-2017), International Astronomical Union (IAU), International Society for Science and Religion (Executive Committee: 2011-present)

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