Trieste, Italy, 13 November. TWAS awarded its first-ever Regional
Prizes for Public Understanding of Science.
The awards ceremony took place at the TWAS 18th General
Meeting in Trieste, Italy. The prize, which is given by each of
the Academies regional offices, carries a US$3,000 cash award. It is
given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improving public
understanding and appreciation of science.
The TWAS Arab Regional Office (TWAS-ARO) has awarded the prize to Adnan
Hamoui (TWAS Fellow 1988). Hamoui, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement
of Sciences, is editor-in-chief of the Arabic edition of Scientific American
(Al-Loom) and a consultant for Ajman University Journal. He has enjoyed a distinguished
career as a professor of mathematics and university administrator both in Europe and the
Middle East, serving as professor of mathematics at Kuwait University for 30 years.
He has authored more than 20 articles and translated 10 books. Hamoui served as on the
editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of the Tensor Society of
India, Journal of the Faculty of Science of the United Arab Emirates University, and
Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering. In addition to being a TWAS Fellow, he is a
member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities in Paris,
the International Information Academy in Moscow, L'Académie Arabe-Damas and the
Islamic Academy of Sciences.