Mohammad Hassan Ganji

Mohammad Hassan Ganji Ph.D (Persian: محمدحسن گنجی‎), (June 11, 1912 – July 19, 2012)[2] was an Iranian meteorologist and academic. He was born in Birjand.[3][4] He is credited as being the father of modern geography in Iran.[5]

Mohammad Hassan Ganji
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Mohammad Hassan Ganji (2011)
Born(1912-06-11)11 June 1912
Died19 July 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 100)
Tehran, Iran
Resting placeGanji Park
NationalityIranian
Alma materTarbiat Moallem University
Victoria University of Manchester
Clark University
Awards2001 IMO Prize[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMeteorology
InstitutionsUniversity of Tehran
Doctoral advisorSamuel Van Valkenburg
Other academic advisorsHerbert John Fleure
Notable studentsPirouz Mojtahedzadeh
Prof. Ganji

EducationEdit

He completed his studies in Tehran and continued to study geography in England and the United States. He next began to teach at the University of Tehran and was the first who began to teach modern geography at universities. Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and ran the organization for several years.[3][4] He is often acknowledged as the father of modern geography in Iran.[6]

CareerEdit

Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and served as the head of Iran's Department General of Meteorology from 1956 to 1968.[citation needed]

AwardsEdit

  1. Winner of the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize 2001 Professor M. H. Ganji (Iran)[7][8]

WorksEdit

He has written over 130 articles in Persian and English and has trained many scholars and masters of geography over the years. [7][9] He is considered to be the father of modern geography in Iran.[6] one of the work he had shared his knowledge was atlas and book Documents on the Persian Gulf's name.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Winners IMO Prize". web.archive.org. March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ پدر علم جغرافیای ایران درگذشت (in Persian). Radio Zamaneh. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  3. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  4. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Centennial of Ganji, the father of geography in Iran, celebrated". Tehran Times. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  6. ^ a b "Centennial of Ganji, the father of geography in Iran, celebrated". Tehran Times. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  7. ^ a b [3][dead link]
  8. ^ "Awards". World Meteorological Organization. December 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Rahmani, Morteza (2020-07-12). "دکتر محمد حسن گنجی Mohammad Hassan Ganji". parssea.persianblog.ir (in Persian). Retrieved 2020-10-05.

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