I know that your desire and big dream of pursuing sciences was born when you saw the first picture of the man on the Moon. Why did you choose physics as your main direction?

I loved science from early childhood, thinking about what the reality was and whether there were ways of understanding it. When the Americans reached the Moon for the first time, I was indeed motivated by seeing the real picture. My grandmother wasn’t happy about that, as she thought that the scientists were getting involved in God’s affairs and the end of the world was coming soon. 

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We didn’t have equipment to perform experiments in Lebanese schools, but we had books, presented by American-Armenian philanthropists


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