• Date and place of birth: 1936, Cairo.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy – Cairo University.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pure Mathematics – University of Paris.
  • “Doctorat d’Etat” (Ph.D.) degree in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics from Paris University.
  • Emeritus Research Director (Distinguished Class) at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS- Paris)
  • Director of the Doctoral School in Epistemology and History of Sciences, Denis Diderot-Paris VII University, until 2001.
  • Honorary Professor at the University of Tokyo, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
  • Emeritus Professor at the University of Mansoura, Egypt.
  • Founder (1984) and first Director (till 1993) of the CNRS research team REHSEIS (Research in Epistemology and History of Sciences and Scientific Institutions), Denis Diderot-Paris VII University.
  • Teaching:
  • 1972 Visiting Professor at Montreal University- Canada.
  • 1980-1981          Visiting Professor at the Institute for History of Sciences (Aleppo University)
  • 1985 Visiting Professor at the Institute for History of Sciences (Aleppo University)
  • 1984- until now Professor of History of Sciences- Postgraduate Program (Paris VII University).
  • 1984-2001 Director of Doctoral Program at Paris VII University and Paris III University.
  • 1989 Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Cairo University.
  • 1994-1997 Professor, Chair of History of Mathematics, Tokyo University
  • 1995-2000 President of Bayt Al Hikma Program for the History of Arab Sciences, UNESCO.
  • 1997 Director of the History of Sciences School in Sardinia, Italy (organized by UNESCO).
  • 1998 Director of a the History of Mathematics School in Mansoura University,  Egypt  and University of Nice, France)
  • 2002 Visiting Professor, Cairo University, Department of Mathematics.
  • 2004 Visiting Professor at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences, Florence (Italy).
  • 2004 Director of the History of Mathematics Program (UNESCO) at Tunis University.
  • 2005 Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Calabria – Italy.
  • 2005 Visiting Professor at the Mathematical Research Center in Pisa, Italy.
  • 2006-2007 Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Calabria – Italy.

  • Research
  • 1961-1962         Demonstrator and Researcher in the Philosophy of Sciences, Humboldt University – Berlin.
  • 1965- until now Researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS – Paris).
  • 1979-1987 Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies- School of Historical Studies, Princeton University (U.S.A.)
  • 1988 Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies- School of Historical Studies, Princeton University (U.S.A.)
  • 1993 Member of  the Institute of Advanced Studies- School of Historical Studies, Princeton University (U.S.A.)
  • Important Publications
  • “The History of Arab Mathematics”
  • “Catoptrics and Reflection of Light”
  • “Algebra and Geometry in the Twelfth Century: The Works of Sharaf Al Din Al Tusi”
  • “Geometry and Catoptrics in the Fourth Hijri Century: Ibn Sahl- Al Quhi- Ibn Al Haytham)
  • “The History of Arab Mathematics: Between Algebra and Geometry”
  • “The Scientific Works of Al Kindi”
  • “The Encyclopedia of the History of Arab Science”, written by an international team of specialists and edited by Dr. Roshdi Rashed.

 

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