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Dr. Encieh Erfani

Global Young Academy
Executive Committee

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Encieh Erfani is an Assistant Professor of the Physics Department at the IASBS, Iran since Dec. 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Bonn University, Germany in 2012. Her research area is Theoretical Physics and in particular Cosmology. She is a Junior Associate of the ICTP, Italy since January 2017, a TWAS Young Affiliate member since 2018, and a Global Young Academy (GYA) member since 2021. She is an executive committee member of GYA, 2021/2023, and co-chair of the "Preservation of Science" task team "Science in Exile" project of TWAS/ISC/IAP. She was a visiting researcher at ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil under the TWAS fellowship, and also a Post-Doctoral fellow of the School of Physics in the IPM, Iran. She did also a one-year Postgraduate Diploma Programme of ICTP (2007-2008). She is the founder of the "Yar-e-Danesh Fund", 2019 which provides financial support to students. She is also on the board of directors of the Iranian Astronomy Society and the founder of its female branch. Studying in three different countries, being familiar with four languages (English, French, Spanish, and German), working in several international institutes and universities, and organizing many scientific activities (for the public) provided her with a unique set of skills to communicate, understand problems and find solutions. She is passionate about teaching, promoting science in public, and helping young students, especially females through international collaborations.