Awards for Avicenna studies

Thursday, October 4, 2007
Top international researchers dedicated to studying the life of Iran's mystic philosopher and scientist Avicenna have a chance to win $100,000.
Governor of Hamedan province, Behrouz Moradi, said Avicenna Foundation's Board of Trustees would pose a scientific question as of next year. The winners would be entitled to prizes, worth up to $100,000, which shall be awarded at the annual Avicenna seminar.

The award is to be recorded in the UNESCO's list of international prizes, but how is it to be presented is still subject to debate.

Moradi said Avicenna will be commemorated in a two-day event slated for August 21-22 in Hamedan, to mark the 1,000th anniversary of his birth.

More than 200 cultural and academic figures from home and abroad have been invited to the commemoration ceremony.