Category: Farouk El-Baz

Farouk El-Baz travels to Egypt to meet with Egyptian President

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, News, Oct-14, Trips

Center for Remote Sensing Director Farouk El-Baz traveled to Egypt recently to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss and review “proposals that contribute to the increase of food production” as described in an article posted on egypt.com.

El-Baz was recently appointed to an advisory council established by President al-Sisi.

To learn more about Farouk El-Baz’s work, visit the Center for Remote Sensing’s website.

Farouk El-Baz featured in Q&A piece on scientific research in the Middle East

September 11th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, News, Sept-14

BU’s Center for Remote Sensing Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz recently sat down with a reporter from Al-Fanar Media to discuss scientific research and the Middle East.

The author gathers El-Baz’s thoughts on a variety of subjects ranging from agriculture, water, and current scientific breakthroughs in the article aptly titled “A Conversation with Farouk El-Baz: Finding Water in the Desert.”

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about the Center for Remote Sensing and Dr. El-Baz’s work, visit the Center’s website.

Bradley Thomson and Farouk El-Baz publish paper in EOS

September 3rd, 2014 in 2014, 2014, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, Publications, Researchers, Sept-14

Senior Research Scientist Dr. Bradley Thomson and Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz at Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing have recently published a paper in Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.

The paper, “Future Mars Rovers: The Next Places to Direct Our Curiosity,” presents an overview of Mars landing site selection activity for the Mars 2020 and ExoMars rovers, and makes comparisons to site selection process for the Apollo lunar program.

To learn more about Thomson’s publications, check out his website in the Center for Remote Sensing’s staff profiles. To learn more about El-Baz’s work, visit his website.

Farouk El-Baz writes opinion piece for the Boston Herald

August 29th, 2014 in 2014, Aug-14, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, News

Center for Remote Sensing Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz’s opinion article “Dire need for Muslims to lead fight vs. fanaticism” was published today in the Boston Herald.

To read the article, click here.

To learn more about Dr. El-Baz visit his profile page on the Center for Remote Sensing website.

Dr. Farouk El-Baz mentioned in Houston Space News Examiner

July 1st, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, Farouk El-Baz, June-14, News

June 27, 2014, Examiner.com released an article that can be seen here.

In this article Dr. Farouk El-Baz, directer of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, debunks the pronouncement of Ahmed Shaheen, the self-described “Nostradamus of the Arabs,” on the theory Mars has gone through an apocalypse type scenario.

Dr. El-Baz worked for NASA between 1967 and 1972, selecting Apollo lunar landing sites and training astronauts on field geology.

This article is written by Mark Whittington for the Houston Space News Examiner.