Arif Babul, PhD Biography
||Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria
||None Found to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...foreigners cannot dictate the details of the kind of society that emerges; they must necessarily be worked out by the Iraqis themselves, forged out of the conditions and needs particular to Iraq."
"Iraq Crisis and Its Global Implications for Muslims,"
April 16, 2003 speech at the University of Victoria
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, July 1997 - present
Director, Canadian Computational Cosmology Collaboration, Aug. 2000 - present
Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Oxford & University of Durham, May 2007 - Aug. 2007
Visiting Scientist, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India, June 2005
6/05-8/05; 6/04-8/04 - Visiting Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Washington, June 2004 -Aug. 2004, June 2005-Aug. 2005
Visiting Scientist, “Galaxy-Intergalactic Medium Interactions” workshop, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, Dec. 2004
Principal Investigator and Coordinator, Experimental Laboratory for Instrument Development in Astrophysics, University of Victoria/Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Aug. 2001 - June 2004
CITA Senior Fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Sep. 2002 - Dec. 2002
Awarded University of Victoria's Faculty of Science Award for Research Excellence, 2002
Member, National Research Council's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics Advisory Board, 1999-2002
Director and Founding Member, NSERC Collaborative Research Opportunity Initiative
||PhD, Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, 1989
BASc, Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 1985