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Mehran Kardar

Immigrant members of the MIT community

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Mehran Kardar, Professor of Physics.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Jackson.

I was born in Tehran, Iran and attended the same school for twelve years. Following undergraduate studies at Cambridge University (UK), I moved to Cambridge (US) for graduate studies at MIT in 1979. Except for a postdoctoral stint at Harvard and occasional sabbatical visits, I have been at MIT ever since.

I met my wife, also an immigrant from Iran, in Boston, and we got married in the MIT chapel. Along with my son and daughter, both currently in high school, we live in Belmont, enjoying its small-town feel while in close proximity to Boston and Cambridge. Having just celebrated the Persian New Year (the 2017 Spring Equinox), I extend my best wishes for a happy Nowruz and a prosperous spring.

Mehran Kardar is a Professor of Physics.

Editor's note: Tech Transfers is a photo series by Professor Daniel Jackson that features immigrant members of MIT.