Burton Richter, an American Nobel laureate in physics at Sharif University in Tehran

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/05/AR2008060503904.html?referrer=emailarticle&sid=ST2008060602843

<<Burton Richter…called the students there “very impressive.”>>

“The country’s leaders…invest heavily in scientific and industrial achievement”

“Iranian scientists claim breakthroughs in nanotechnology, biological researchers are pushing the boundaries of stem cell research and the country’s car industry produces more cars than anywhere else in the region.”

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