Dr. Pouyan Rezvani
Pouyan Rezvani (پویان رضوانی) is an Iranian postdoctoral researcher at the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL). His main focus in this project is on a medieval Arabic translation of Ptolemy's Almagest, made by Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn revised by Thābit ibn Qurra in the 9th century A.D., to make a critical edition of the text based on the available manuscripts. He received his PhD from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, with a dissertation on two treatises on the astrolabe by Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bīrūnī (973- ca. 1050 A.D.), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan P. Hogendijk.
Short Curriculum Vitae
- PhD: Utrecht University, Mathematics Institute, GS-Natural Sciences, 2019. Dissertation: “Two Treatises on the Astrolabe by Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī (973-1048 A.D.)”; Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jan P. Hogendijk.
- MA: University of Tehran, Institute for the History of Science, Astronomy in Islamic Civilization, 2011. Thesis: “Theoretical Foundations of Sundials in Islamic Civilization with Persian Translation and Commentary on Ibn al-Haytham’s Risāla fī al-Rukhāmāt al-Ufuqīyya (Treatise on Horizontal Sundials)”; Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Bagheri.
- BSc: University of Arak, Faculty of Science, Physics, 2009.
- Two Treatises on the Astrolabe by Abū Rayḥān Bīrūnī (d. ca. 1050). Editions, Translations and Commentary, Frankfurt am Main: Institute for the History of Arabic-Islamic Science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 2020, 496 pp. (Islamic Mathematics and Astronomy 115).
- “Chronology of the Events of the Samarqand “Observatory and School” Based on some Old Persian Texts: a Revision” (with Hamid-Reza Giahi Yazdi), Suhayl (International Journal for the History of Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation), vol. 14, Barcelona, 2015, pp. 145-165.
- “Two Early Persian Texts on Shadow Schemes and the Regulation of Prayer Times”, Suhayl (International Journal for the History of Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation), vol. 13, Barcelona, 2014, pp. 119-147.
- Introduction to the Facsimile Edition of Three Treatises by Thābit ibn Qurra (Sundials, Solar and Lunar Motions, a Fourteen-Sided Solid Inscribed in a Given Sphere), Miras-e Maktoob (written heritage) Publications with the Collaboration of Institute for the History of Science (University of Tehran), Tehran, 2014.