professor and high-ranking scientist who is Kurdish, and I have the honour to speak with him in his mother tongue, and I am also a member of the world's Kurdish community, is enough for me, and this is a blessing for me and a great chance for Kurdish people in geographical Kurdistan and other areas of the world
Kurdish- American Subatomic Physics Secientist
Professor Moskov Amaryan
By Azad Karimi
I am not a physicist, but when I was in high school, I studied general physics along with chemistry, algebra, geometry, and differential... I studied natural sciences, but physics was a compulsory course.
It is good to remember my physics teacher in the fourth year of high school, Mr. Osman Mohamadi, who was a physics amazing teacher and was a member of the board for organizing and compiling physics courses in Iranian high schools.
The government did not retire him in 1992 because they needed him. He was a high school physics teacher for 33 years and was supposed to retire in 1989, but the Iranian Minister of Education had stopped issuing his retirement order.
I was lucky enough to be his student in the last year of high school and 1993 I finished high school and he also retired.
To be honest, the physics lesson was very difficult. Now that I want to prove the logic of physics for myself, I say that physics means understanding and knowing the laws that created nature and keeps it.
The science of physics enters into the explanation of why and how order appeared, which led to the manifestation of the concept of existence in the phenomenon of being. Also, physics studies the continuity quality of this order.
The creator of creation, who has calculated the definitions of the natural order, the manifestation of the concept of existence, and the phenomenon of being, in the beginning, had a unique genius.
I am an essayist and journalist. Besides these, I also write stories. But I think that through my work, which is imagining and thinking, I can understand a little about what is going on around me, even though I know nothing about the details of creation. In my past interviews, I have written about the quality of the soul and the particle of creation in the ancient culture of Mithraism. which appeared somewhere in Kurdistan-Iran and its history goes back to the era of mythology.
But what Professor Moskov specializes in is very complex, heavy, and strange. Particle physics! He is a scientist who has spent his life learning physics and its secrets.
This is my take:
The science of physics does not say what the philosophy of creation is, but it says how the constituent parts of creation were ordered and manifested in this tangible material dimension. This study is so vast that it has progressed to the stage of the history of the big bang and the formation of the universe.
If I write more than this, It will become arrogancy and show off, and I hate these two ugly behaviors. Therefore, the pleasure of interviewing a great professor and high-ranking scientist who is Kurdish, and I have the honor to speak with him in his mother tongue, and I am also a member of the world's Kurdish community, is enough for me, and this is a blessing for me and a great chance for Kurdish people in geographical Kurdistan and other areas of the world.
These are from the emotional dimension, otherwise, science does not recognize language, nationality, and religion, but it is a means to serve humanity and develop more peace and prosperity for human society.
I thank Professor Moskov, a great scientist in Subatomic physics, for allowing me to interview him and share a part of his life and personal experiences with the people of the world.
I wish health, and happiness for Professor Moskov Amaryan and his family.
-Mr. Professor! You have experience in research and scientific work and teaching in different and advanced countries of the world. This is a unique honor for us Kurds and the scientific community of the world. So please let me ask you my questions. Maybe some of them are not specialized, but I would like to find the relationship between your knowledge and your scientific field with some national cultural manifestations of the Kurds using your explanations.
Sincerely yours: Azad
-Dear Azad, I tried to answer to your questions. Please find my response below:
Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status, and...)
. My name is Moskov Amaryan. I am a professor of physics at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. I was educated in Yerevan, Armenia, and got my Ph.D. in 1993 Nuclear Physics from Yerevan Physics Institute 1993.
?What are your science specializations
.I am specialized in Nuclear and Particle Physics.
?When and how did you become interested in this field
.I become interested in physics being still in school.
?Who was your motivator
.I attended the first Physics and Mathematics school in Yerevan and graduated with a silver medal. My physics and mathematics teachers have inspired me.
?What was your parent’s reaction
.My parents wanted me to be a scientist and supported me.
?When did you start your work as Subatomic Physics Professor
. I was a Group leader of the first Armenian team of physicists at the DESY particle accelerator center in Hamburg, Germany from 1994-1997. Since then I got an invite to scientist positions in Rome, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. From 2002-2004 I was elected as an analysis coordinator of the HERMES Collaboration at DESY, which represent 33 universities from 13 countries worldwide.
?Physics is a very difficult and perceptive course. It is pure science. Why does humanity need physics and Subatomic physics
.Humanity already benefited from using nuclear power. Currently, we are trying to understand the structure of the particles and the creation of the Universe and all visible and invisible matter.
?When was Subatomic physics discovered and recognized as a scientific field
. Subatomic Physics, i.e. the observation of particles in cosmic rays started around the 1930s and since then very significant efforts are devoted to understanding the nature of Subatomic Physics.
?When was Subatomic physics discovered and recognized as a scientific field
.See my answer to the question above.
?There are explicit references to the particle in ancient Kurdish texts. For example, in the first chapter of the Ezidi holy book, Mashafa Rash, which is written in Kurdish, it says:
-In the beginning, existence was the particle, but it turned yellow and red and explodes, and then the universe arise from it.
.This amount of condensation can exist in a single particle? I am not aware of Ezidi's holy book. However, we know now that the pressure in a single particle is extremely high, therefore one can consider it as a highly packed system of quarks (particles inside the proton and any other elementary particle).
?In your opinion, the motivational property of particles can justify the desire to create existence
. Our current understanding of the creation of the visible Universe started in the freeze-out era, one microsecond after the Big Bang when the temperature dropped by almost 20 orders of magnitude and particle creation started and then evolved into stars and galaxies at later stages of the evolution of the Universe.
?Maybe this question seems childish, but according to the law of conservation of mass, is it possible that everything that was created from the particle will return to the particle at one time
Is my question scientific or not?
. The question of whether our universe will expand forever or will quench into the singularity is a great question, however, there is no definite answer to it yet.
?In your opinion, is existence the result of an accident, or is it a function of an orderly creative process
. Whether the creation of the universe is an accident or an unavoidable process is more philosophical and may well be a result of some fluctuations. It is not excluded that there are multiverses and our universe is one of them.
? In which country was the best work experience for you
. The particle physics community become so broad and international that I feel the same environment in all the European countries I worked in for 10 years and now since 2004 when I become a professor of physics in the USA my research community is very much the same.
Why don't you train Subatomic physics scientists in Iraqi Kurdistan? I ask this question because that part of Kurdistan has a federal government.
. In 2006 I invited the President of Salahaddin University in Erbil, professor Mohammad Sadik to our university and we signed a Memorandum of Understanding between our universities. It included an exchange of scholars and students between our universities. In 2007 one graduate student from Salahaddin university came to Old Dominion University and studied here for one year and then left. I was ready to contribute more, but somehow it didn't work out, partially due to the unstable situation in Iraq, ISIS, etc.
? Is your field related to astronomy
. My field of research is related to nuclear and particle physics, however, there is a link in my field to cosmology, but not to astronomy per se.
? Are you thankful and happy because of your work
. I am happy working in such a great atmosphere and teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Only in my 18 years at ODU, I graduated with six Ph.D. students.
? How do you see the view: future of the world, Scientific research activities
. I think the world should understand that there is no other way for the future than to cooperate and base our relations on cooperation, tolerance, and acceptance of different cultures.
?Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so then
. I am surrounded by hundreds of students, which I am teaching and I hope this is not only physics but beyond the professional pieces of training.
? How can you help our world become a better living place
. I am trying to solve some outstanding problems in nuclear and particle physics that will last independently of the current stage of human history.
?Have you more words to say or suggestions for our readers
. I wish our readers try to be devoted to something, be it science or art or sport. For that to be possible we need a society that provides equal opportunities to everyone.