The winners of the 2016 Algerian Paper of the Year Award were announced by the Algerian Network for Academics, Scientists and Researchers on May 28th, 2016. The awards, administered by anasr.org through a peer-review process, recognizes the best academic research undertaken in Algerian universities. It is one of the main activities of anasr.org to promote and celebrate quality academic research in Algeria. Read More
لا يزال اكتشاف المعارف الجديدة و نشرها و تفعيلها في المجتمع الإنساني في طليعة ما يدفع بعجلة التنمية نحو الأمام ، و يظل التفكير المنهجي ، الناقد و المبدع مفتاح نجاح هذه الأنشطة . و من الواضح اليوم أن مؤسسات التعليم العالي قد اكتسبت و كادت أن تنفرد تماما بذلك الدور الحيوي الذي يكمن في تكوين و رعاية مثل هذا النوع من التفكير . أما في بلد كالجزائر ، حيث تُقوَّض استقلالية مؤسسات التعليم العالي عبر سياسات مركزية ، لا بد أن تقع مسؤولية الرعاية تلك على عاتق سياسات الحكومة في إدارة و تسيير التعليم العالي . فما هي إذن وضعية هذه السياسات في بلدنا الجزائر؟ Read More
لا يختلف اثنان على ما تواجهه الجزائر في الآونة الأخيرة من تذبذب للحالة الاقتصادية و تفاوت في القرارات السياسية . فبعد انخفاض سعر البترول بدأ ناقوس التساؤل يدق أبواب الوطن ، كيف ستكون الجزائر بدون بترول و هل يمكن للجزائر ان تمضي قدما وفقا لبدائل العلم و التكنولوجيا؟ Read More
Prof Kamel Youcef-Toumi is a professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology leading research in automation and robotics with diverse application areas including high-speed atomic force microscopy, smart-grids, and mechatronic design for precision machines. He holds a number of patents and awards, including the 2014 National Instrument Engineering Impact Award in Advanced Research for building the world’s largest range, high-speed atomic force microscope. He was also awarded as the Algerian Scholar of the Year in 2013. Read More
We took a lightning tour through southern France to visit some of the most famous scientific sites in the world. These included the 2m telescope at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (OHP) near Marseille that Mayor and Queloz used 20 years ago to discover the first exoplanet; the CEA and major ITER project at Cadarache; and finally the facilities at the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur (OCA) near Nice on the plateau of Calern. The latter is where laser firing experiments to the moon take place to determine its distance from Earth. This was the prize of the three winners of the Cirta 7 Science Competition, which is organised annually by Sirius Association of Astronomy for high school students. Read More
Prof Belgacom Haba is one of the most successful Algerian researchers in field of electronics around the globe. He is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) in Algiers and obtained his PhD from the University of Stanford. He holds more than 1100 patents and he is classified as one of the top 100 researchers in terms of the number of patents. He was also selected as the Algerian Scholar of the Year 2015. Dr Riyadh Baghdadi met with Prof Belgacem Haba at Stanford University for a discussion about his professional journey, the Algerian Inventors Repository project, and general advise for students and young researchers. Read More
If you use social media, you may well have seen a graphic going around, showing a tiny square in the Sahara desert with the caption: ‘This much solar power in the Sahara would provide enough energy for the whole world!’ Can this really be true? It’s based on data from a research thesis written by Nadine May in 2005 for the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany. Read More
Research filed(s): Architecture
Thesis title: Architecture of Emergency
Degree: Master’s Degree
Supervisor(s): Prof. Faredeheb Yacine, Prof. Mahmoudi Smaïn
Where are you undertaking/did you undertake your research?
I undertook my research at the University of Abou Bekr Belkaid – Tlemcen, in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Technology, The work was directly related to the nature of the research field in which I majored; architecture and technology, which is one of the three specialties taught in the department.
What is your thesis about?
My thesis focuses on an aspect of architecture that is rarely brought to the table, and that is architecture of emergency. Read More
Inspire Magazine speaks with Dr Mourad Belkhelfa, a Lecturer in Biotechnology and Health in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers. Dr Belkhelfa is the lead author of the paper entitled “IFN-γ and TNF-α Are Involved During Alzheimer Disease Progression and Correlate with Nitric Oxide Production: A Study in Algerian Patients”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences. Read More
Inspire Magazine speaks with Dr Tahar Abbaz Senior Lecturer and Head of the Organic Chemistry and Bio-Organics research groups in the “Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems”, and also member of the laboratory of organic materials and heterochemistry at the University of Tebessa. Dr Abbaz is the lead author of the paper entitled: “Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Cyclic Sulfamide Linked to Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in Chemistry. Read More