Session 1

Chair—Yousef Sobouti


Wisdom, the Best Gateway to Understanding

Mostafa Mohagheh Damad

Academy of Sciences of Iran


InterAcademy Cooperation: An Approach to Understanding

Abulhassan Vafai

Sharif University of Technology, Iran


Session 2

Chairs—Abulhassan Vafai and William Wulf


Understanding Others, the Science Way

Yousef Sobouti

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Science, Iran


Loving and Sharing Science: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

Etienne Guyon

Ecole Normale Supérieure, France


Successes in Building International Bridges through Science

Norman Neureiter

American Association for the Advancement of Science


Session 3

Chairs—Abulhassan Vafai and William Wulf


The Scientific Work of Abu Reyhan Biruni as the Mirror of the World’s Science

Hassan Tajbakhsh

Tehran University


Bridge for Mutual Understanding

Akio Matsumoto

Chuo University, Japan



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