Iranian cultures and arts are rich and diverse, and have their roots in the ancient civilizations that developed as early as the fourth millennium BCE — about 4,000 years before any theistic religion came to existence — across the Iranian plateau.
Iran has a long and complex history. Cyrus the Great (~ 600 BC – 530 BC), king of Persia during Achaemenid dynasty and the founder of Persian empire, conquered much of the known civilizations and expanded the Persia which spread from More >
During my undergraduate years in the late 1980s I had the opportunity to participate in a few interesting research programs in math, logic and computer science. I spent two summers in Northern Michigan University in Marquette, under a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored research program, and an academic year at the Argonne National Labs near Chicago, one of the handful of multi-disciplinary national labs funded by the Department of Energy (DOE).