Christian Parigger, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, presented three lectures at the “Laser-Induced Plasma Dynamics” lecture series at the University of Cairo in Egypt January 6 – 13, 2015. The lecture series was composed of three lectures: (1) Laser-induced plasma (LIP) fundamentals; (2) LIP and atomic spectroscopy; (3) LIP and molecular spectroscopy.
Parigger was invited to present in the three lecture series to stimulate collaboration between researchers in Science at the University of Tennessee and the University of Cairo.
As part of Parigger’s visit, he met with the President of the University, Gaber Nassar, Professor of General Law, and on another occasion with the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor EL Sayed Fahim. The scientific aspects included communication with Associate Professor Ashraf M. El Sherbini and with Professor Th. M. El Sherbini, and with students. During his visit in Cairo, science discussions with Ashraf and one of his students continued while visiting the Pyramids of Giza and also the National Museum on Tahrir Square. “Overall, the hospitality of the University of Cairo was overwhelming, and I will carry great memoires from my visit to Egypt” said Parigger.
The University of Cairo was founded in 1908 and is located in Giza, Egypt. It is a public university and as such is listed the top 50 largest universities by enrollment of 155,000.