Short biography - Prof. Mohammed Abattouy
Mohammed Abattouy is a professor of history and philosophy of science at the Mohammed Vth University in Rabat, Morocco, and Senior Research Fellow in the Foundation of Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) in Manchester, UK. As a historian of science, he began his career by investigating the history of science in the 17th century and specialised in Galileo's manuscripts of physics. He was a scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin between 1996 and 2003, where he shifted to the investigation of the history of Islamic sciences. He specialised in the history of Arabic mechanics, in particular the manuscripts of the science of weights ('ilm al-athqal) which he reconstructed in full; currently he prepares this corpus for publication, with an English translation and commentary.
Since March 2007, he is the Chief Editor of the academic web portal of FSTC www.MuslimHeritage.com. After he joined FSTC, he participated in the major projects of the Foundation, including the content preparation for the "1001 Inventions" Exhibition.
Mohammed Abattouy is the author of several books and more than 40 articles of history of science and the history of Islamic sciences. He participated in numerous conferences on history of science and organised several of them himself. At present, he is investigating, together with Professor Salim Al-Hassani, the mechanical corpus of Al-Isfizari (late 11th century), a project sponsored by the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation based in London.
by: FSTC Limited, Sat 19 June, 2010