My serious mathematical studies started at the age of 15, as I was fond of generalizing mathematical formulas. For example
from the Phytagorean identities 3^2+4^2=5^2 and 5^2+12^2=13^2, I got 3^2+4^2+12^2=13^2 and Finally n^2+(n+1)^2+(n(n+1))^2
= (n(n+1)+1)^2. This is true in every ring with identity.
Later I collected this and some other problems in a paper which was published in a Persian mathematical journal. This
was my first publication at the age of 19.
I entered Shahid Behshti University (before known as National University) department of mathematics in 1993. My main
studies in those years were focused on Mathematical Analysis. Being an active student I had three lectures during the B.Sc.
I was acquainted with Dr. Siamak Yassemi in the last years of the program. During his lectures in modules in Commutative
Algebra I found a counterexample for a formula. This has been mentioned in one of his published papers titled Maximal Element
After getting the Bachelor's Degree in 1997 I went to the University of Tehran where Dr. Yassemi was one of the professors
in the department of mathematics.
It should be mentioned that I stood at the 12th position in the second State Student Scientific Olympiad 1997, among
2836 participants, in the field of mathematics.
I got my Master's Degree in pure mathematics in 1999. My thesis is on cancellation ideals and content modules. I loved
that three-month period when I worked on my thesis. That was the most serious mathematical research during my academic studies.
Content of polynomials was one of the important fields of research at that time. A part of the thesis (Generalization
of the cancellation ideals and content of module polynomial rings) has been published in Kyungpook Mathematical Journal with
the title M-cancellation Ideals. This was my first academic paper.
My curiosity in knowing the fundamentals of mathematics led me to study mathematical logic. I was fortunate to find a
good master when I decided to understand the concept of mathematics, logic and the language. I studied Wittgenstein's Philosophy
under the supervision of professor Seyyed Abdollah Anwar for eight years. This had important effect on my thought and my mathematics.
Also he taught me about Old Modal Logic (Mantegh-e-Jahat) of the Islamic period and Old Theoretical Persian Art Music (Talif-e-Negham
and Igha). As you may know music used to be the forth topic of mathematics in ancient times.
I have been teaching mathematics since 1992 sometimes as a university lecturer, sometimes as a high school teacher and sometimes
as a private tutor, but most of my mathematical activities in the field of training (education) of mathematics has been collaborating
with seminars and confrerences in order to popularize mathematics in the society of Iran. Here is what one of my professors
says about me:
"He also took an elective course in "mathematics education (teaching method)" with me, in the spring semester of 1996-97.
His active participation in this course and his great interest in learning, made me believe that he has a very special talent
that should be discovered, and should be nurtured by a suitable learning environment.
In addition, Mr. Nasehpour was my teaching assistant in a nationwide training session of 480 mathematics teachers, for
new geometry textbooks for the 2nd and 3rd year of secondary school in Iran (I was curriculum designer and co-authored of
these textbooks.) My main reason for asking Mr. Nasehpour to assist me in this national event was his stimulating ideas, and
his friendly and very sociable character."
In Sep. 2006 I went to Osnabrück University in Germany
to do my PhD in mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Winfried Bruns and finally on Jan. 27th, 2011, I defended my
Ostad Abdollah Anwar
Prof. Seyyed Abdollah Anwar was born in Tehran, Iran, 1924. He received his high school diplomas in Literature and Mathematics
in 1942 and 1943.
Also he received his Bachelor's Degrees in Laws, Pure Mathematics, Politics and Economics in 1945, 1946, 1948 and 1949.
Then he continued his research and studies personally on the following fields:
Philosophy, Mathematics particularly Mathematical and Modal Logic, Physics, Laws, Politics, Economics, Theology, Religious
Jurisprudence, Library Science, History, Tehranology and Genealogy Science.
His famous works:
List of manuscripts of Iranian national library in ten volumes Ten volumes books of the very famous Persian dictionary,
Dehkhoda dictionary The very famous book of Khajeh Nasir-al-Din Tusi, Asas-al-Eghtebas and its comment The very famous
book of Abu-Ali-Sina, Shefa in 22 volumes and its comment and comparison with Aristotles works
So many articles in different fields
He has trained so many students and now his students are very famous in different parts of the world.
German Mathematician. I was lucky to meet him at IPM in an international workshop on homological methods in commutative
algebra, May 25-31, 2002, Tehran-IRAN. I was one of the local organizers of the workshop. Later I did my PhD thesis under
his supervision and defended my PhD thesis in Jan. 27th, 2011.
Prof. Herzog (German Algebraist) & me at IPM
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Herzog: German algebraist. I was fortunate to meet him at IPM in an international workshop on homological methods in commutative algebra, May 25-31, 2002, Tehran-IRAN. I was one of the
local organizers of the workshop.