Prof. Mehdi Golshani was born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1939.
He obtained 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 is director, Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies (since 1993); and former head, Department of Basic Sciences; Iran Academy of Sciences (1990-2000).
He is Author of 7 books, more than 85 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.
He has obtained the following Honorary Titles and Awards: Distinguished Professor of Physics at Sharif University of Technology (1992); Winner of the John Templeton Award of Sciences-Religion Course Programme (1995); Judge of the John Templeton Award for Progress in Religion (world’s largest monetary award) (2000-2002)