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February 27, 2000 -- D.N. Rahni was the recipient of the first prize, 13th Algorithm (Al-Khawrazmi) Scientific International Award.

The Award, bestowed by the Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Galileo Violini the Regional Director of UNESCO, is named after the 8th century Persian Mathematician, Philosopher and Historian, and is co-sponsored by the UNDP, UNESCO, and the Third World Academy of Sciences among others ( select "Award" then, "International").

There were nominees form 43 countries, but besides Rahni, other international awardees were from George Washington University School of Medicine, and research institutions in Denmark, Germany, Russia, Hungary, China, Egypt, Malysia, Pakistan, and India.

During his week long stay, Rahni gave six lectures on various part of his research and on science-society and policy, sustainable development and technology transfer perspectives, visited several research institutions, was invited to nightly dinner banquets by the Vice President and several ministers, and gave over 20 interviews.

The cash prize of $5000 was donated back to a student scholarship fund there.


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