Born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1939.
He earned his BSc in Physics from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 1960; and a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, in 1969.
His present academic position is Distinguished Professor of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Prof. Golshani has, over a long career at Sharif University of Technology, held the following positions: Assistant Professor of Physics (1970-1978); Associate Professor of Physics (1978-1985); Professor of Physics (since 1985); Chairman, Department of Physics (1973-1975 and 1987-1989); Academic Vice-Chanellor (1980-87); and chairman, Departent of the Philosophy of Science, since 1995.
He was director, Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies from 1993-2009); and former head, Department of Basic Sciences; Iran Academy of Sciences (1990-2000).
He is Author of 10 books, more than 150 articles, editor of one book, and the co-translator of two books.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Iran, Iran, since 1990; Senior Associate, International Center of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1990-1995; Member of the Philosophy of Science Association, Michigan ,USA; Member of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology, since 1992; Member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, since 1970; Member of the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, Berkeley, CA, USA; and Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences since 2002, and a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Honorary Titles and Awards
Distinguished Professor of Physics, Sharif University of Technology
Sharif University of Technology’s Exemplary Faculty Award
John Templeton Award for Science –Religion Course Program
Judge, John Templeton Award for Progress in Religion (world’s largest monetary award), 2000-2002.
First National Medal of Science, Recommended by the Iranian Academy of Sciences and awarded by the Iranian government, 2009
Allamah Tabatabaei Award, 2010