Congratulations to our colleague Yahya Tayalati, awardee of the prestigious Mustafa Prize

[Published  Oct. 22nd, 2021]


The ANTARES Collaboration is proud to announce that Yahya Tayalati, professor at University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco and member of the ANTARES and KM3NeT collaborations, has been awarded the prestigious Mustafa Prize. The Mustafa Prize is a top science and technology award, granted biennially to the researchers and scientists of the Islamic world.

Some of the criteria considered by the selection committee are the innovative and outstanding aspect of the research and the high scientific profile and international appreciation of the researcher. Professor Tayalati is receiving this prestigious award for his contribution in beyond standard model physics, especially the Observation of the Light by Light Scattering and the Search for Magnetic Monopoles. He was selected together with 4 other recipients among more than 500 candidates.

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The Ceremony during which Y. Talayati was awarded the Mustafa Prize

Yahya is the principal investigator of ANTARES and KM3NeT in Morocco. In addition to being one of the leaders of the dark matter group in the two collaborations, Yahya is leading integration activities for KM3NeT DOMs at two different sites in Morocco.

Sincere congratulations to our ANTARES & KM3NeT colleague !

A video of the Rabat integration site aired on Al Araby TV (international television network broadcasting in Arabic) is available here.

Y. Tayalati at work
Y. Tayalati ar work.