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     Date Submitted:12-02-2014
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     Keywordsparticle physicist, astronomy, cosmology numerical simulation of physical processes radiation, radiation protection
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     Nationality: French (by naturalization)

    Qualifications

    2014 - Habilitation à Dériger des Recherches (H.D.R.) in Physical Science, Université Paris VII, Paris, France

    1990 - Ph.D. in Particle Physics, Université Paris VII, Paris, France
    1986 - MS. in Theoretical Physics, Université Paris VII, Paris, France
    1985 - BS. in Physics, Université Pairs VII, Paris, France
    1980 - BS. in Electronic Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran

    Computer and IT skills: Operating Systems: UNIX-Linux / X-Window, Windows. Databases: O2, Sybase, (also experience with MySQL, SQL Server). Programming Languages: C++, C (expert), Fortran, HTML, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL, IDL, Assembly x86 and TMS320, Perl (experience). Java and parallel programming (by training). Astronomical tools: Heasoft (including FTOOLS)(good knowledge and practice), XSPEC, SAS (experience), Swift gamma and X-ray data analysing utilities, various catalogue servers: ds9, gaia, ALADIN, SkyServer, etc. Mathematical tools: Numerical recipes (good experience), Maple (experience), Sage, Mathlab (by training). Language: Persian (mother tongue) English and French (fluent) German (elementary).
    Membership of projects: I am a member of the NASA Swift satellite science team, HETDEX dark energy survey, Theory and Transients Work Group of the ESA Euclid mission, GAIG mission
    Areas of Specialization and Experience Physicist with over 22 years of research experience Observational astronomy science and support: Research and support experience including over 8.5 years working on the XMM-Newton SSC-XID project and quality control and datamining of the XMM and Chandra X-ray, UV, and follow-up optical/IR data. Strong knowledge of the XMM-Newton instruments and scientific data , involvement in Optical Monitor (OM) catalogue production. Contribution to the operation of the NASA Swift satellite as Burst Advocate (BA) for about 5 years. Development of astrometry and photometry calibration, optimisation, and other utilities for ALADIN, ESO Imaging Survey (EIS), Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experience (HETDEX) Good knowledge of observation time request process through participation as co-PI for HEXDEX optical/IR follow ups, and familiarity with similar procedure for the XMM-Newton and Swift. Membership of international scientific collaborations of both ESA missions (XMM-Newton SSC-XID, Euclid Theory and Transients Work Groups) and NASA missions (Swift Science Team), as well as ground-based projects such as EIS and HETDEX. Research topics: Particle physics, cosmology and astroparticle physics mostly related to the models of dark matter and dark energy, ultra high energy cosmic rays, QCD, and fundamental physics. Research experience in theoretical high energy astrophysics, notably on the physics of gamma-ray bursts, relativistic plasma, and particle acceleration in astronomical environment. Numerical simulation of physical processes. Data mining of astronomical data. Other skills: Rapid adaptation to new subjects and environments, mobility. Supervision and teaching. Excellent language and communication skills

    Employment History

    Since 2014: Research Fellow, Franche Comte University: Development of data verification utilities for Gaia mission; Research in fundamental aspects of dark energy, dark matter and inflation models.
    2009-2012: Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute für Extratresstrische Physik (MPE), Garching bei München, Germany Research in fundamental aspects of dark energy models and their discrimination using Large Scale Structure and supernovae data. Theory and simulation of relativistic shocks applied to gamma-ray burst physics. Primordial non-Gaussianity and its signatures (work in progress). Optimization of observation fields for the HETDEX dark energy survey, and design, simulation and implementation of photometric calibration procedure.
    2001-2009: Research Fellow, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College, London, United Kingdom Research in dark energy and dark matter models, quantum gravity issues, brane models and their observable consequences, gamma-ray burst science, modeling, and interpretation, data-mining of XMM-Newton and Chandra serendipitous sources. Design and development of an Object Oriented database using the object oriented engine O2 for the XMM-Newton SSC-XID project; Participation in scientific qualification of the XMM-Newton Optical Monitor (XMM-OM) catalogue through its cross-correlation with other catalogues; Burst Advocate for the Swift mission. Supervision of students.
    1999-2000:Research and development engineer, SICAVIC, Paris, France Research in decaying dark matter models and their cosmological impacts. Research and development engineer in industry.
    1996-1999: Research assistant / international staff, European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching bei München, Germany Research in cosmology and astroparticle physics: Numerical simulation of ultra high energy cosmic rays propagation in top-down models; Investigation of new methods for object detection and classification in digital astronomical images. Participation in specification, design and development of various components of the NTT and VLT on-line science archives and the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS) data pipeline.
    1994-1996: Research assistant, Observatoire de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Design and development of the interface to the ALADIN archive of astronomical images, and associated astrometric and photometric calibration and image processing utilities. Lecturing: A course in Statistics and Probability at Institut du Physique du Globe, Universit'e Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
    1994 (Feb. to April): Research associate, Institut de Physique du Globe, Université Paris 6 & 7 Short term collaboration with Institut de Physique du Glob, Pr. Albert Tarantola to investigate the possibility of using high energy cosmic muons to topography active/dormant volcanoes.
    1990-1994: Physicist, research & development engineer, AIVision Système, Dialectica and SECURIX-R.M.S., Ile de France, France. Design and implementation of data analysing software, image processing and statistical analysis, hardware development, including 1.5 years management of a group of 5 junior engineer/trainee students and technicians.
    1989-1990: Physics Teacher, Acadmie de Créteil, France.
    1986-1989: Ph.D. Student, Laboratoire d'Accélérateur, Linéaire Orsay, France Title of thesis : Studying possibilities of extracting the gluon structure function with the H1 detector at the HERA e-p collider, including: Simulation of the H1 detector and study of the finite angular resolution effects on the measurement of cross-sections and kinematic variables. Optimization of triggering conditions from the forward and central wire-chambers and the calorimeter of the H1 detector. Study of experimental procedures for the extraction of "gluon fusion" events and measurement of the gluon structure function including higher order QCD effects. Semi-analytic calculation of the effect of a heavy quark on the gluon structure function.
    1982-1984: Physics and electronics engineer, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Tehran, Iran Design of measurement procedure for standard calibration of X and gamma-ray detectors and their maintenance. Teaching: training course in Radiation Protection, matter-radiation interactions, statistics and quantum mechanics.
    1980-1982: Physics and mathematics teacher, Tehran, Iran
    1979-1980: Assistant lecturer, Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran Lectures: telecommunications and electric circuits laboratories. Supervision of the final project of 3 students in automatic control.

    Track Record of Research and Support Activities I have worked on a number of research topics mainly in the domain of (astro)-particle physics, cosmology and high energy astronomy. I have been also involved in operation, data-management and software development for several astronomy projects. Here I briefly highlight my contributions and their results. I begin with the subjects most relevant to this position. [HZ-#] refers to the list of my publications. High energy astroparticle physics X-ray astronomy: I worked in the XMMSSC-XID project, one of the principle research programmes of the XMM-Newton satellite with the goal of identifying serendipitous X-ray sources in the field of view of the XMM observation. My main responsibility was the design, development, and maintenance of the XID-Database [Rosen & Ziaeepour, HZ-3.13], containing both X-ray and follow-up UV/optical/IR imaging and spectroscopic data [Barcon, et al., HZ-1.11, Page, et al. HZ-1.12)]. In addition, I contributed to the preparation and quality verification of the catalogue of serendipitous UV sources of the XMM-OM telescope of the XMM-Newton satellite [Page, et al. HZ-1.2]. Along with these support tasks I studied statistical methods for automatic classification of serendipitous X-ray sources – one of the milestone goal of the XMM-XID project and applied them tto both XMM-XID and NASA-Chandra Multi-wavelength Project (ChaMps) [HZ-1.16, 1.23., 4.3.2]. Gamma-Ray Burst: Since the launch of the NASA Swift satellite I have been involved in Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) research. At present these transients and their origin are one of the least understood astronomical phenomena. As a member of the Swift science team, I participated in its operation as a burst advocator, and contributed to the GRB research by working on the emission theories [HZ-1.8] and their simulations [HZ-1.5, 1.9], and on the data analysis/interpretation of a number of interesting GRBs [HZ-1.10, 1.13, 1.14, 1.18]. These works were partially supported by a studentship grant awarded by the Nuffield Trust to my student for working on the simulation of GRBs. One of the remarkable outcomes of the theoretical modeling of GRB emission is the explanation of the delayed high energy emission and its spectrum measured by the Fermi satellite. In [HZ-1.5] our explanation is based on the synchrotron self-Compton process in the context of internal shock model, which is still the simplest and most popular GRB model. We associated the delay of the high energy emission to the trapping of electrons in the electromagnetic structure of the shock. Our phenomenological simulations reproduce observations quite well, and the model is gradually becoming recognized by the community. Datamining and data management In addition to my contribution to XMM related projects, I have been involved in several other data-management and data-mining projects in astronomy, notably in the development and implementation of data-mining utilities i.e. object detection in astronomical images, astrometric and photometric tools, etc. - for ALADIN archive of digital astronomical images [Bonnarel, et al. (HZ-3.27, 3.19, Bartlett, et al. HZ-3.25], for the science archive of the VLT telescopes [Albrecht, et al., HZ-3.20, 3.21], and for the HETDEX Project for observation and measurement of dark energy through the development of software for optimization of fields to be observed. Besides, I contributed in the implementation of photometric calibration procedure for guide probes of the VIRUS spectrometer [Hill, et al., HZ-4.2.1]. Cosmology Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR): The origin of these mysterious particles is not known. I studied the energy dissipation of ultra high particles in the cosmological medium and estimated their fluxes in the framework of top-down models , i.e. a meta-stable super heavy dark matter particle [HZ-1.24, 3.10]. This work put more realistic limits on the age of the super heavy. Most of the results can be also applied to acceleration models and can constrain the nature and distance to these sources. Although recent observations may point to an astronomical source for the UHECR, the presence of a decaying heavy dark matter is not yet ruled out (see below). Moreover, conclusions of this work about the propagation of UHECR and corresponding code are applicable to other models for the origin of UHECR. These simulations permitted also to investigate the cosmological effects of a meta-stable dark matter regardless of its mass and decay channels (see the next paragraph. Dark matter, dark energy: A ΛCDM-FLRW cosmological model with a decaying dark matter is equivalent to a CDM+dark energy model in which dark matter is stable but dark energy has a phantom-like behavior i.e. w < -1 [HZ-1.25, Das et al. 2005, astro-ph/0510628], consistent with the ensemble of CMB, Large Scale Structure (LSS), and Supernovae Type I observations. This work is one of the very first papers which found that the best fit to supernovae data gives a value slightly less than -1 for the equation of state of dark energy. In addition observations may favor the presence of slightly additional relativistic degrees of freedom which usually is explained as a larger effective number of neutrinos [Planck Collaboration 2013, arXiv:1303.5076 ], which may be related to decay or interaction of dark matter. Dark matter, dark energy: In [HZ-1.22] I studied a model with a decaying/interacting dark matter with a small branching ratio to a light scalar that plays the role of a quintessence field, and demonstrated some of the most interesting advantages of interaction in the dark sector, for instance solving the coincidence problem of dark energy. Another issue with non-interacting quintessence models is the fact that they need inverse polynomial or exponential potentials with negative exponent which lead to nonrenormalizable models when they are quantized. I showed that in the presence of interaction between dark matter and dark energy, the potential can be a polynomial and renormalizable for orders ≤ 4. Moreover, from early epochs, the scalar field varies slowly and behaves very similar to a cosmological constant in a large fraction of parameter space, and without the need for fine-tuning. I was invited to write a review chapter about this subject for a book [HZ-3.10]. The next step was to consider quantized quintessence models [HZ-1.6, 3.8] which are rarely addressed in the literature. These works showed that the process of condensation of a scalar field is sensitive to interactions of dark energy field and to quantum initial conditions in the early Universe. Moreover, they obtained the solutions of the evolution equation of the condensate in the context of non-equilibrium quantum field theory. A very important result of these works is the necessity of quantum corrections for the presence of a stable condensate extended to cosmological scales. Furthermore, they induce an effective inverse-law potential which can provide a tracking solution, thus does not need fine-tuning of initial conditions. This work has been the subject of several invited talks at international conferences [HZ-3.1] and loading research institutes. Extension of this study and numerical simulation of processes to have a better estimate of necessary conditions is awork in progress in collaboration with D. Schwarz (Univ. Bielefeld) and B. Garbrecht (TUM, München). In a recent work [HZ-1.3 I have discussed various issues associated with vacuum as the source of dark energy, and proposed a new definition for vacuum based on a coherent state with negligible amplitude for its superposition states. It has all the properties of the usual vacuum of the Fock space of QFTs, but has the advantage that it is frame independent. Using this definition, new arguments in favour of a null energy density for vacuum are suggested, and some of criticisms regarding the contribution of the expectation value of the Higgs condensate to dark energy are answered. Phenomenology of dark energy: Regarding cosmological data analysis and testing of dark energy models, I have proposed an improved technique for discriminating between a cosmological constant and other models using supernovae data [HZ-1.13, 3.7]. Moreover, in a more recent work [HZ-1.4] a detail investigation is performed to find methods for discriminating between modified gravity, quintessence, and cosmological constant models, using both supernovae and galaxy distribution. As many modified gravity and the majority of quintessence models can be formulated by a scalar field, a criteria based on the fundamental differences between these models is suggested, and a new parametrization of observables is proposed which facilitates discrimination between models. These techniques will be useful for analyzing the data of the future large area 3D dark energy projects such as DES, HETDEX and Euclid. Their extension in the frame work of the Euclid Collaboration is in progress. Fundamental Physics Brane models: My main goal in studying brane models was to test them with available observables, in particular with the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and ultra high energy cosmic rays. I studied the phenomenology of some brane models [HZ-3.16, 3.14, 1.19], and extended the Color Glass Condensate (CGC) technique for studying very high energy processes in QCD to brane geometries RS1 and RS2. Cross sections of QCD processes and distribution of high energy particles ejected into the bulk are determined [HZ-1.20]. The disappearance of particles put stringent constraints on brane models in which SM particles can penetrate in the bulk. These works put very stringent constraints on brane models and rule out many interesting cases. Quantum Gravity: Considering the fact that still we do not have a convincing theory of quantum gravity, I investigated the existence of an inherent relationship between quantum mechanics and gravity [HZ-1.7]. It proposes a modification of Hilbert/Fock space in presence of gravity. Motivated by this hypothesis, a toy model consisting of a slightly modified version of quantum mechanics that has an intrinsic mass scale is considered. It is shown that additional terms that emerge from the modifications of the Heisenberg uncertainty relation, look like the gravitational interaction between two particles. Further work is needed to see whether a model similar to Einstein gravity emerges in the classical limit of such modified quantum mechanics. Quantum Mechanics: In a recently submitted work [HZ-1.1] the fundamental role of symmetries in the foundation of quantum mechanics is discussed and its axioms are reformulated in the language of symmetry. It is shown that the process of decoherence has the same mathematical properties as a phase transition and can be interpreted as such. Projects for future research in high energy astronomy As my list of publications shows I have worked in several more or less independent research subjects. Accordingly, I have various research ideas in each of these domains. Here I summarize research projects directly related to high energy and X-ray astrophysics for which XMM-Newton data can be potentially useful. Particle acceleration in extreme environments: Acceleration of particles in astronomical sources occurs in the turbulence and plasma instabilities through Fermi processes. Such processes are believed to occur in jets and accretion disks of super-massive and star-mass black holes, and in compact objects such as pulars, in particular magnetars. Due to highly nonlinear nature of these processes, a study from first principles needs sophisticated Particle In Cell (PIC) simulations, but at present computational limitations constrain their application. In this case phenomenological simulations similar to what was explained in my research track can play an important role. Their extension should include both semi-analytical approach and numerical simulations and a new methodology. A relativistic shock can be considered as a plasma-beam interaction and the Electromagnetic Energy Structure (EES) [Murphy, et al., 2010, arXiv:1011.4406] as a solitonic electromagnetic wave. One can simplify the problem by studying separately the formation of the EES and the trapping and acceleration of charged particles inside it. The ensemble of these two techniques should provide a better and faster mean for simulation of particle acceleration in astronomical objects. Such simulations can provide predictions for various observables such as amplitude and short time variation of X-ray and higher energy emissions and data from high energy satellites such as the XMM-Newton and NASA-Fermi can be used for comparison with theoretical predictions. They help better understanding of physics in the inner most part of material surrounding extreme astronomical objects. Modeling of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs): In [HZ-1.9] a procedure for extraction parameters of the phenomenological model of GRB emission discussed in the previous section is proposed. However it has never been applied in a systematic way to real bursts. This methodology must be up dated to be able to cope with more sophisticated model and simulations including multi-intervals and an external magnetic field developed in [HZ-1.5]. For this purpose it must be first applied to simulated bursts and after refinement of parameter extraction procedure to real bursts. Evidently, data from various high energy telescopes including Swift and follow ups by the XMM-Newton – when available – is an essential necessity for this project.

    PUBLICATION LIST

    1. REFEREED PUBLICATIONS: 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Quantum Mechanics in symmetry language", (submitted) [arXiv:1305.4349]. 2. M.J. Page, et al., "The XMM-Newton serendipitous ultraviolet source survey catalogue", MNRAS 426, (2012) 903 DOI [arXiv:1207.5182] 3. H. Ziaeepour, "Issues with vacuum energy as the origin of dark energy", Mod. Phys. Lett. A 27, (2012) 1250154 DOI [arXiv:1205.3304] 4. H. Ziaeepour, "Discrimination between Lambda CDM, quintessence, and f (R) modified gravity models",Phys. Rev. D 86, (2012) 043503 DOI arXiv:1112.6025. 5. H. Ziaeepour, B. Gardner, "Broad band simulation of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) prompt emission in presence of an external magnetic field", J. Cosmol. Astrop. Phys. 12, (2011) 001 DOI arXiv:1101.3909. 6. H. Ziaeepour, "Cosmological Condensation of scalar fields", Phys. Rev. D 81, (2010) 103526, DOI arXiv:1003.2996 . 7. H. Ziaeepour, "And what if gravity is intrinsically quantic ?", J. Phys. Conf. Series 174, (2009)012027, DOI arXiv:0901.4634. 8. H. Ziaeepour, "Gamma-ray bursts cook book I: Formulation", MNRAS 397, (2009) 361, DOI arXiv:0812.3277. 9. H. Ziaeepour, "Gamma-ray bursts cook book II: Simulation", MNRAS 397, (2009) 386, DOI arXiv:0812.3279. 10. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 060607A: A GRB with Bright Asynchronous Early X-ray and Optical Afterglow", MNRAS 385, (2008) 453 DOI arXiv:0712.3269. 11. X. Barcons, et al., "The XMM-Newton Serendipitous Survey V.: Optical identification of the XMMNewton Medium sensitivity Survey (XMS)", A.& A. 476, (2007) 1191, DOI arXiv:0710.0402. 12. M.J. Page, et al., "The XMM-SSC survey of hard-spectrum XMM-Newton sources 1: optically bright sources", MNRAS 378, (2007) 1335, DOI arXiv:0704.2971. 13. H. Ziaeepour, "Nonparametric determination of the redshift evolution index of Dark Energy", Mod.Phys. Lett. A 22, (2007) 1569, DOI astro-ph/0702519 . 14. O. Godet, et al., "GRB 050822: Detailed analysis of an XRF observed by Swift", A.& A. 471, (2007) 385, DOI astro-ph/0702262. 15. K. Page, et al., "GRB 061121: Multi-wavelength observations revealing broad-band spectral evolution through the prompt and afterglow phases of a bright burst", ApJ. 663, (2007) 1125, DOI arXiv:0704.1609. 16. H. Ziaeepour, S. Rosen, "Statistical Algorithms for Identification of Astronomical X-Ray Sources", Astro. Nachri. 329, (2008) 84, DOI astro-ph/0608530. 17. M. De Pasquale, et al., "Energy injection in GRB afterglows: The case of Swift GRBs 050401, 050801 and 050802", Nuovo Cimento B 121, (2006) 1417 DOI. 18. M. De Pascuale, et al."Swift and optical observations of GRB050401", MNRAS 365, (2006) 1031, DIO astro-ph/0510566. 19. H. Ziaeepour, "QCD Color Glass Condensate Model in Warped Brane Models", Grav.Cosmol.Suppl. 11, (2005) 189, hep-ph/0412314. 20. H. Ziaeepour, "Color Glass Condensate in Brane Models or Don't Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays Probe 1015eV Scale ?", Mod. Phys. A 20, (2005) 419 DOI hep-ph/0407046. 21. R. Starling, H. Ziaeepour, "Getting to grips with gravity", Astro.& Geophy. 44, (2003) 6.27 DOI. 22. H. Ziaeepour, "Quintessence From The Decay of a Super-heavy Dark Matter",Phys. Rev. D 69, (2004) 063512 DOI astro-ph/0308515. 23. H. Ziaeepour, S. Rosen, "Statistical Identification of XMM-Newton Sources Using XID Database", Astro. Nachri. 324, (2003) 164 DOI astro-ph/0211188. 24. H. Ziaeepour, "Searching the Footprint of WIMPZILLAs", Astropart. Phys. 16, (2001) 101 DOI astro-ph/0001137. 25. H. Ziaeepour, "Cosmic Equation of State, Quintessence and a Decaying Dark Matter", astro-ph/0002400 (2000). 26. H. Ziaeepour, "A Decaying Ultra Heavy Dark Matter (WIMPZILLA): Review of Recent Progress",Grav.Cosmol.Suppl. 6, (1999) 1 astro-ph/0005299. 27. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "The tracking, calorimeter and muon detectors of the H1 experiment at HERA", Nucl.Inst.&Methods in Phys.Res A 386, (1997) 34 DOI. 28. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "The H1 detector at HERA", Nucl.Inst.&Methods in Phys.Res A 386, (1997) 310 DOI. 29. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Inclusive charged particle cross sections in photoproduction at HERA", Phys. Lett. B 328, (1994) 176 DOI. 30. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Scaling violations of the proton structure function F2 at small x", Phys. Lett. B 321, (1994) 161 DOI. 31. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "A Measurement of multi-jet rates in deep inelastic scattering at HERA", Z. Phys. 61, (1994) 59 DOI. 32. H1 Collaboration: I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Measurement of the proton structure function F2(x, Q2) in the low-x region at HERA", Nucl. Phys. B 407, (1993) 515 DOI. 33. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Measurement of inclusive jet cross sections in photoproduction at HERA", Phys. Lett. B 314, (1993) 436 DOI. 34. I. Abt, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "A search for leptoquarks, leptogluons and excited leptons in H1 at HERA", Nucl. Phys. B 396, (1993) 3 DOI. 35. T. Ahmed, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Observation of deep inelastic scattering at low x", Phys. Lett. B 299, (1993) 385 DOI. 36. T. Ahmed, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Total photoproduction cross section measurement at HERA energies", Phys. Lett. B 299, (1993) 374 DOI. 37. T. Ahmed, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Measurement of the hadronic final state in deep inelastic scattering at HERA", Phys. Lett. B 298, (1993) 469 DOI. 38. T. Ahmed, et al.(H1 Collaboration), "Hard scattering in fl p interactions", Phys. Lett. B 297, (1992) 205 DOI. Note: Regarding my contribution in articles on H1-HERA see my thesis, the list of conference proceedings and internal notes.

    2. BOOKS: 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Quest for Fats: Roles for a Fat Dark Matter (WIMPZILLA)", in "Progress in Dark Matter Research", (book) Ed. J. Val Blain, Nova Science Inc. New York (2005) p.125 [arXiv:astro-ph/0406079] 2. H. Ziaeepour, M. Ziaeepour (H & M Rooshan), "Une lettre d'Iran" (book) November (1993).

    3. PROCEEDINGS AND NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS: 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy condensate and vacuum energy", in proceedings of "12th International Symposium on Frontier of Fundamental Physics", 21-23 Nov. 2011, Udine, Italy, (in print) arXiv:1112.3934. 2. H. Ziaeepour, "Simulations of high energy emission from gamma-ray bursts", in proceedings of "12th International Symposium on Frontier of Fundamental Physics", (invited talk), 21-23 Nov. 2011, Udine,Italy, (in print) arXiv:1112.3933. 3. H. Ziaeepour, "A note about the back-reaction of inhomogeneities on the expansion of the Universe",arXiv:0906.4278 (Submitted only to arXiv.org). 4. M. Still, et al."The XMM-Newton Serendipitous Ultraviolet Source Survey", in Proceedings of the "EURO-VO Workshop: Multi-wavelength Astronomy and Virtual Observatory", ESA, Villafranca del Castillo, Spain, 1-3 December, 2008, Eds.: D. Baines and P. Osuna, Published by the European Space Agency., p.129 (2009) Symposium 2008. 5. M. Still, et al."XMM-OM Serendipitous UV Source Survey", in Proceedings of the Symposium "The X-ray Universe 2008", Granada, Spain, 27-30 May, 2008; Published online at , p.122", (2008). 6. H. Ziaeepour, "Distinguishing between w < -1 Dark Energy Models", AIP Conf. Proc. 957 (2007) 453 DOI arXiv:0709.0115. 7. H. Ziaeepour, "Nonparametric determination of the sign of w+1 in the equation of state of Dark Energy", astro-ph/0610750, (2006). 8. H. Ziaeepour, "Condensation of a Classical Scalar Field After Inflation and Dark Energy", (hep-ph/0603125. 9. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy and formation of classical scalar fields", in "Albert Einstein Century International Conference", Paris 2005, AIP Conference Proceedings 861 (2006), 1059 DOI hep-ph/0604014. 10. H. Ziaeepour, "Solving Two Puzzles in One Go: Quintessence from a Decaying Dark Matter", in the "Proceedings of the 10th Marcel Grossmann Conference", World Scientific (2005) 1773 astro-ph/0312606. 11. M. Gunn, H. Ziaeepour, F. Merizzi & Ch. Naffah, "Anoxia: Treatment by Oxygen Deprivation; Optimizing museum objects treatment time", in Proceedings of NOOX conference, London, Nov. 2003 physics/0611199. 12. H. Ziaeepour, "Cosmological test of brane models", p.497, Proceedings of "Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics", ESO, CERN, ESA symposium, 4-7 March (2002), Garching, Germany. 13. S. Rosen, H. Ziaeepour, "The SSC XID Database", To appear in the proceedings of "New Visions of the X-ray Universe in the XMM-Newton and Chandra era", 26-30 November 2001, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands astro-ph/0203228. 14. H. Ziaeepour, "Testing Brane World Models with Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays", hep-ph/0203165, Feb. (2002). 15. R. Della Ceca, et al., "The XMM-Newton Bright Serendipitous Source Sample (XMM-Newton BSS)", Proc., "New Visions of the X-ray Universe in the XMM-Newton and Chandra Era", 26-30 November 2001, ESTEC, The Netherlands astro-ph/0202150. 16. H. Ziaeepour, "Two-Brane Models and BBN", hep-ph/0010180, Oct. (2000)[submitted only to arXiv.org]. 17. H. Ziaeepour, "Initial Data Set For Cosmology: Application to Matching Condition", astro-ph/9903033, March (1999). 18. H. Ziaeepour, "Ultra Heavy Dark Matter", Proceedings of "Cosmion 99", August (1999), St. Petersburg, Astro.& Astrophys. Transaction, vol. 20. 19. F. Bonnarel et al., "A Reference Tool for Identification of Astronomical Sources", ASP Conf.Ser. 172, (1999) 229. 20. M.A. Albrecht, et al."VLT Science Archive System", Proc. SPIE 3349, (1998) 241. 21. M. A. Albrecht, et al., "The VLT Science Archive System", ASP Conf.Ser. 145, (1998) 363. 22. H. Ziaeepour "Can dark matter be ultraheavy particles?", in Proceedings of "2nd International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter", Buxton, UK, 7-11 Sep. (1998), Eds. Spooner N. & Kudryavtsev V., World Scientific, p106 astro-ph/9811312 . 23. H. Ziaeepour, "High Energy Cosmic Rays and Baryonic Fraction of the Universe", Proceeding of the 12th Potsdam Cosmology workshop, "Large-Scale Structures: Tracks and Traces", Eds. M"uller V., et al.World Scientific (1998), p57. 24. M. Albrecht, A. Wicenec, H. Ziaeepour, "Summary of ESO Data Mining in Astronomy Workshop", ESO, Garching, 14 Nov. (1997), ESO Electronic Publication. 25. J.G. Bartlett, et al., "The ALADIN Project: A Tool for Multiwavelength Cross-Identifications", in Proceedings of "Data Analysis in Astronomy", Erice, Italy. 27 Oct-3 Nov, 1996, World Scientific Press, (1997), p.385. 26. H. Ziaeepour, "Initial Data Set for Cosmology", in Proceedings of "Non-Sleeping Universe", Porto, 26-29 Nov. Eds. Lago M. & Blanchard A., Kluwer Academic Pub., (1997), p229. 27. F. Bonnarel, et al., "The ALADIN Interactive Sky Atlas", in Proceedings of "New Horizons from Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys", Proceedings the 179th IAS Symposium, Baltimore, USA August 26-30, (1996), Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 469. 28. H. Ziaeepour, "Decaying Dark Matter and Evolution of Fluctuations", Proceedings of "From Quantum Fluctuations to Cosmological Structures", Casablanca, Maroc, 1-10 Dec. 1996, Ed. Valls-Gabaud D., et al., ASP Conf.Ser. 126, (1997) 575. 29. Ingelman et al., "Summary of HERA working group No.1 : QCD and simulation", Proceeding of HERA Physics Workshop, (1988), Ed. R. D. Peccie. 30. H.Ziaeepour, A. Courau, V. Journ'ee, "Beam hole effect on the reconstruction of kinematic variables in H1 detector", Proceeding of HERA Physics Workshop, (1988), Ed. R. D. Peccie.

    4. Reports and internal notes: 4.1 Memoirs: 1. H. Ziaeepour, “Searching mysteries of the early and high energy Universe”, submitted to referees (2013). 2. H. Ziaeepour, "Etude des possibilit'es d'extraction des fonctions de structure aupr`es du dispositif H1", (Extraction of structure functions with H1 detector), Ph.D. Thesis, LAL, Orsay, (1989). 3. H. Ziaeepour, "Digital Signal Processing: Digital filters", Dissertation for obtaining BS degree (in Persian), Tehran Polytechnic, (1980). 4.2 Referencable reports: 1. G. Hill, et al., "Calibration of HETDEX", on-line publication, http://hoku.as.utexas.edu/~gebhardt/hetdex/HETDEX_Calibration_v1.pdf , (April 2010). 2. X. Barcons, et al., "The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/A+A/476/1191 (2007). 3. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift observation of GRB 090407", GCNR 210, (2009). 4. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift observation of GRB 090404", GCNR 209, (2009). 5. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift Observation of GRB 090129", GCNR 195, (2009). 6. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Further Revised Swift Observation of GRB 080916A", GCNR 167-3, (2008). 7. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Revised Swift Observation of GRB 080916A", GCNR 167-2, (2008). 8. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift Observation of GRB 080916a", GCNR 167-1, (2008). 9. P. Schady, et al., "Swift Observation of 080913B", GCNR 165, (2008). 10. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift Observation of GRB 080915B", GCNR 163 (2008). 11. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift Observation of GRB 080703", GCNR 149 (2008). 12. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift Observation of GRB 080426", GCNR 130 (2008). 13. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Final Swift observations of GRB 080218A", GCNR 116 (2008). 14. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Final Swift observations of GRB 080212", GCNR 115 (2008). 15. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Final Swift observations of GRB 070724A", GCNR 74 (2007). 16. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Final Swift observations of GRB 070721B", GCNR 73 (2007). 17. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Final Swift observations of GRB 070721A", GCNR 72 (2007). 18. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Final report on Swift observations of GRB 061217", GCNR 21 (2006). 19. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift observations of GRB 061217", GCNR 21 (2006). 20. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Updated Swift observations of GRB 061004", GCNR 4-2 (2006). 21. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "Swift observations of GRB 061004", GCNR 4-1 (2006). Note: Rapports [HZ-R5] to [HZ-R23] can be accssed at http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/report _archive.html 22. D.C. Morris, et al., "GRB 090709: Swift detection of a bright burst", GCN 9625 (2009). 23. P.A. Curran, et al., "GRB 090621B: Swift detection of a short hard burst", GCN 9545 (2009). 24. P.A. Curran, et al., "GRB 090621: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 9540 (2009). 25. F.E. Marshall, et al., "GRB 090607: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 9491 (2009). 26. V. Mangano, V., et al., "GRB 090418: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 9149 (2009). 27. V. Mangano, V., et al., "GRB 090417: Swift detection of a short burst", GCN 9133 (2009). 28. A.P. Beardmore, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 090407: Swift-XRT refined analysis", GCN..9107 (2009). 29. S.R. Oates, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 090407: Swift UVOT upper limits", GCN 9106 (2009).[HZ-R32] T.N. Ukwatta, et al., "GRB 090407: Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 9104 (2009). 30. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 090407: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 9101 (2009). 31. S.R. Oates, H. Ziaeepour, "Swift/UVOT observations of GRB090404", GCN 9094 (2009). 32. K.L. Page, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 090404: Swift-XRT team refined analysis", GCN 9091 (2009). 33. J. Tueller, "GRB 090404: Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 9089 (2009). 34. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 090404: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 9086 (2009). 35. P. Schady, et al., "GRB 090401B: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 9066 (2009). 36. J. Mao, et al., "GRB 090313: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8981 (2009). 37. J. Mao, et al., "GRB 090313: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8980 (2009). 38. S.R. Oates, et al., "GRB 090201: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8865 (2009). 39. S.D. Barthelmy, et al., "GRB 090129: Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 8862 (2009). 40. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 090129: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8861 (2009). 41. H.A. Krimm, et al., "GRB 090113: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8804 (2009). 42. H.A. Krimm, et al., "GRB 081211: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8653 (2008). 43. R. Margutti, et al., "GRB 081126: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8554 (2008). 44. S.R. Oates, et al., "GRB 081121: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8537 (2008). 45. A.M. Parsons, et al., "GRB 081104: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8473 (2008). 46. T.N. Ukwatta, et al., "GRB 081102: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8462 (2008). 47. G. Stratta, G., et al., "GRB 081022: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8395 (2008). 48. L., Vetere, et al., "Swift-BAT triggered on the flare star Algol", GCN 8371 (2008). 49. M.C. Stroh, et al., "GRB 081012: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8361 (2008). 50. S.R. Oates, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB080916A: refined Swift/UVOT observations", GCN 8249 (2008). 51. R.L.C. Starling, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 080916A: Swift XRT refined analysis", GCN 8244 (2008). 52. W. Baumgartner, et al., "GRB 080916A, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 8243 (2008). 53. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 080916: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 8237 (2008). 54. K. McLean, et al., "GRB 080915B, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 8236 (2008). 55. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 080915B: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8234 (2008). 56. C. Pagani, et al., "GRB 080805: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 8059 (2008). 57. F.E. Marshall, et al., "GRB 080721: Swift detection of a burst with a bright optical counterpart", GCN 7988 (2008). 58. S.D. Barthelmy, et al., "Trigger 317205: Swift detection of an outburst from XTE J1701-407", GCN 7985 (2008). 59. P. Schady, et al., "GRB 080707: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 7947 (2008). 60. P. Ward, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 080703: UVOT follow-up observation", GCN 7941 (2008). 61. T. Sakamoto, et al., "GRB 080703, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 7938 (2008). 62. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 080703: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 7936 (2008). 63. C. Pagani, et al., "Trigger 315630: Swift detection of a possible burst", GCN 7912 (2008). 64. M.C. Stroh, et al., "GRB 080701: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 7910 (2008). 65. S. Immler, et al., "Swift-BAT trigger 314975 possible burst", GCN 7892 (2008). 66. C.B. Markwardt, et al., "GRB 080613B: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 7873 (2008). 67. V. La Parola, et al., "GRB 080604: Swift detection of a burst with an optical afterglow", GCN 7800 (2008). 68. V. Mangano, et al., "GRB 080603B: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 7794 (2008). 69. H.A. Krimm, et al., "Swift detection of a possible galactic transient", GCN 7713 (2008). 70. W.H., Baumgartner, "GRB 080506: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 7685 (2008). 71. C. Guidorzi, "GRB 080430: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 7647 (2008). 72. A.P. Beardmore, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 080426: Swift-XRT refined analysis", GCN 7643 (2008). 73. S.R. Oates, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB080426: Swift/UVOT upper limits", GCN 7642 (2008). 74. J. Cummings, et al., "GRB 080426, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 7640 (2008). 75. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 080426: Swift detection of a possibly short burst", GCN 7639 (2008). 76. M. Perri, "GRB 080328: Swift detection of a burst with an optical counterpart", GCN 7525 (2008). 77. T. Sakamoto, et al., "GRB 080303: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 7351 (2008). 78. E. Fenimore, et al., "GRB 080218A, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 7317 (2008). 79. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 080218: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 7313 (2008). 80. A.P. Beardmore, K.L. Page, K. L.; H. Ziaeepour, M. De Pasquale, "Swift-XRT and UVOT observations of the IPN burst GRB 080211", GCN 7312 (2008). 81. M. De Pasquale, H. Ziaeepour, "Swift/UVOT refined analysis of GRB080212", GCN 7307 (2008). 82. K. McLean, et al., "GRB 080212, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 7306 (2008). 83. K.L. Page, D. Perez, D., H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 080212: Swift-XRT team refined analysis", GCN 7299 (2008). 84. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 080212: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 7296 (2008). 85. F.E. Marshall, et al., "GRB 071013: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6907 (2007). 86. A.M Parsons, et al., "GRB 070805: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6708 (2007). 87. A.M. Parsons, et al., "Swift detection of a outburst from SAX J1810.8-2609", GCN 6706 (2007). 88. F.E. Marshall, P. Schady, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB070721A: Swift/UVOT detection of a weak afterglow", GCN 6676 (2007). 89. M. De Pasquale, H. Ziaeepour, "Swift/UVOT refined analysis of GRB070724", GCN 6660 (2007). 90. K.L. Page, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 070724: Swift-XRT team refined analysis", GCN 6659 (2007). 91. A. Parsons, et al., "GRB 070724, Swift-BAT refined analysis of a short burst", GCN 6656 (2007). 92. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 070724: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6654 (2007). 93. M. De Pasquale, H. Ziaeepour, "Swift/UVOT observations of GRB070721B optical afterglow", GCN 6650 (2007) 94. S.D. Barthelmy, et al., "GRB 070721B, further Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 6649 (2007). 95. P. Schady, H. Ziaeepour, "Swift/UVOT observations of GRB070721A", GCN 6648 (2007). 96. A.P. Beardmore, K.L. Page, P.A. Evans, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 070721B: Swift-XRT refined analysis", GCN 6646 (2007). 97. P.A. Evans, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 070721A: Swift/XRT refined analysis", GCN 6644 (2007). (2006). 98. D. Palmer, et al., "GRB 070721B, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 6643 (2007). 99. T. Sakamoto, et al., "GRB 070721A, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 6642 (2007). 100. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 070721B: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6640 (2007). 101. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 070721: Swift detection of a possible burst", GCN 6639 (2007). 102. S.T. Holland, et al., "GRB 070529: Swift detection of a burst with an optical afterglow", GCN 6466 (2007). 103. S.D. Barthelmy, et al."Swift triggers 280477, 280450 and 280451 are invalid", GCN 6464 (2007). 104. F.E. Marshall, et al., "Swift trigger 280447 is probably a galactic transient", GCN 6463 (2007). 105. S.D. Vergani, et al., "GRB 070517: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6411 (2007) . 106. G. Sato, et al., "GRB 070427: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6352 (2007). 107. A.M. Parsons, et al., "GRB 070419B: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6305 (2007). 108. M. Stamatikos, et al., "GRB 070419: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6302 (2007). 109. C. Guidorzi, et al., "Trigger 276045: Swift detection of a possible burst", GCN 6299 (2007). 110. A. Moretti, et al., "GRB 070411: Swift detection of a burst with optical afterglow", GCN 6267 (2007). 111. S.B. Pandey, et al., "GRB 070306: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6169 (2007). 112. G. Sato, et al., "GRB 070208: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 6074 (2007). 113. T. Sakamoto, et al., "GRB 070103: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5988 (2007). 114. S.R. Oates, A.J. Blustin, H. Ziaeepour, "GCN 060607: Swift-UVOT obswervations", GCN 5243 (2006). 115. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 060607: Swift detection of a burst with bright optical counterpart", GCN 5233 (2006). 116. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 061217, candidate host galaxy", GCN 5948 (2006). 117. M. De Pasquale, H. Ziaeepour, M. Chester, M.J. Page, "GRB061217: Swift/UVOT refined analysis", GCN 5934 (2006). 118. P.A. Evans, et al., "GRB061217 - Swift/XRT refined analysis", GCN 5932 (2006). 119. S.D. Barthelmy, J. Norris, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 061217, further Swift-BAT refined analysis of the short hard burst", GCN 5931 (2006). 120. A. Parsons, et al., "GRB 061217, Swift-BAT refined analysis", GCN 5930 (2006). 121. S. McBreen, et al., "Swift-BAT trigger 239987 is not a GRB", GCN 5835 (2006). 122. K.L. Page, et al., "GRB 061121: Swift detection of a bright burst with an optical counterpart", GCN 5823 (2006). 123. P. Jakobsson, et al., "GRB 061004: further VLT/NTT observations", GCN 5782 (2006). 124. J.L. Racusin, D.N. Burrows, K.L. Page, H. Ziaeepour, N. Gehrels, "GRB 061004: Swift/XRT astrometry correction", GCN 5774 (2006). 125. A. Moretti, et al., "GRB 061021: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5743 (2006).[HZ-R129] P. Schady, et al., "GRB 061007: Swift detection of a burst with an optical counterpart", GCN 5707 (2006). 126. P. Schady, et al., "GRB 061006: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5699 (2006). 127. S.R. Oates, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB061004: Swift/UVOT optical observations", GCN 5696 (2006). 128. K.L. Page, A.P. Beardmore, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 061004: Swift-XRT team refined analysis", GCN 5695 (2006). 129. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 061004: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5691 (2006). 130. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "IGR J08408-4503 (= v* LM vel): Swift detection of a transient", GCN 5687 (2006). 131. S.T. Holland, et al., "GRB 060926: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5612 (2006). 132. M. Stamatikos, et al., "GRB 060923C: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5591 (2006). 133. M. Stamatikos, et al., "GRB 060923B: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5590 (2006). 134. C.P. Hurkett, et al., "GRB 060912: Swift detection of a burst with an optical afterglow", GCN 5558 (2006). 135. P.A. Evans, et al., "GRB 060908: Swift detection of a burst with a bright optical counterpart", GCN 5544 (2006). 136. J.L. Racusin, et al., "GRB 060906: Swift detection of a probable burst", GCN 5528 (2006). 137. M. Stamatikos, et al., "GRB 060826(?): Swift detection of a possible burst", GCN 5480 (2006). 138. K.L. Page, O. Godet, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 060805: XRT team refined analysis", GCN 5404 (2006). 139. S.B. Pandey, M.J. Page, H. Ziaeepour, S.R. Oates, "GRB 060805: Swift/UVOT upper limits", GCN 5402 (2006). 140. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 060805: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 5398 (2006). 141. S.B. Pandey, M. De Pasquale, M.J. Page, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 060804: Swift UVOT observations", GCN 5397 (2006). 142. K.L. Page, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 060804: Swift-XRT team refined analysis", GCN 5396 (2006). 143. J. Tueller, et al., "GRB 060804: refined analysis of the Swift-BAT burst", GCN 5395 (2006). 144. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 060804: Swift detection of a burst with a possible UVOT counterpart", GCN 5394 (2006). 145. A.P. Beardmore, K.L. Page, J.A. Kennea, D.N. Burrows, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB060319: Swift XRT refined analysis.2006GCN..4895 146. A.J. Blustin, H. Ziaeepour, F.E. Marshall, "GRB060319: Swift/UVOT upper limits", GCN 4894 (2006). 147. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB 060319: Swift detection of a burst", GCN 4885 (2006). 148. J.R. Cummings, et al., "GRB 060223B: Swift detection of a bright burst", GCN 4821 (2006). 149. K. Yanagisawa, Y. Yatsu, N. Kawai, H. Ziaeepour, "GRB 060105: Mitsume optical observations", GCN 4436 (2006). 150. O. Godet, et al., "GRB 060105: XRT refined analysis", GCN 4433 (2006). 151. H. Ziaeepour, et al., "GRB060105: Swift detection of a bright long burst", GCN 4429 (2006). 152. M.J. Page, H. Ziaeepour, A.J. Blustin, M. Chester, R. Fink, N. Gehrels, "GRB050822: Swift/UVOT upper limits", GCN 3859 (2005). 153. A.J. Blustin, et al., "GRB050223: no XMM-newton OM detection of afterglow emission", GCN 3093 (2005). Note: Raports [HZ-R24] to [HZ-R157] can be accessed at http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn/ 4.3 Other reports: 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Quantum Gravity - or Maybe Gravity is Inherently Quantic !", invited article for The Open Journal of Astronomy (not submitted), (April 2009). 2. H. Ziaeepour, S. Rosen and the XMM-Newton SSC-XID collaboration, "Statistical Methods for classification of the XMM-Newton X-Ray Sources" (2005, not submitted). 3. H. Ziaeepour, "Utilisation du rayon cosmique pour la topographie des volcans", report for Institut de Physique du Globe, Universit'e Paris VII, Paris, March (1994). 4. H. Ziaeepour, "Extraction of gluon structure function", Internal report, HERA Working Group, (1988). 5. H. Ziaeepour, "The effect of heavy quark on the extraction of gluon structure function", Internal report, HERA Working Group, (1987).

    5. CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Invited talks: 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy as the condensate of a scalar", in "Non-Equilibrium Field Theory in Cosmology", 20-21 Sep. 2012, Imperial College London, UK. 2. H. Ziaeepour, B. Gardner"Simulations of high energy emission from gamma-ray bursts" in "12th International Symposium on Frontier of Fundamental Physics", 21-23 Nov. 2011, Udine, Italy. 3. H. Ziaeepour, "Color Glass Condensate in Warped Brane Models", in "Cosmion04", Sep. 2004, Moscow, Russia and Observatoire Paris-Meudon, Meudon, France. 4. H. Ziaeepour, "Ultra Heavy Dark Matter", in "Cosmion99", Oct. 1999, Moscow, Russia. 5. H. Ziaeepour, "Mutual implications of LHC and cosmological observations for pin-pointing the nature of dark matter", in "London Cosmology Discussion Meeting (LCDM)", Jan. 2008, University College London, London, UK. Invited seminars: 6. H. Ziaeepour, "Vacuum and dark energy", 30 Oct. 2012, Institute for Theoretical Physics (THP), University of Cologne (Köln), Germany. 7. H. Ziaeepour, "Vacuum or not Vacuum, this is the question", 22 May 2012, Dep. of Mathematical Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. 8. H. Ziaeepour, "Coherent states at cosmological distances: Making a dark energy", 5 May 2011, Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. 9. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy: Models and Measurements", June 2009, Max-Planck Institut f ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 10. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark Energy: Theories and Measurements", May 2009, Virtual Astronomy Institute (VIA), Astro-Particle Center (APC), Paris, France. http://viavca.in2p3.fr/ziaeepour_houri.html (Webcast). 11. H. Ziaeepour, "Introduction to String Theory", Oct. 2004, St. Paul Girls School, Hammersmith, London, UK. 12. H. Ziaeepour, "Phenomenology and Cosmological Tests of Brane Models", Nov. 2002, Dep. Theoretical physics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. 13. H. Ziaeepour, "Simulation of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays in top-down models", Oct. (1999), Dep. de Physique et Astronomie, Universit'e de Savoie, Annecy, France. 5.1 Contributed talks: 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy as a quantum condensate and vacuum", in "The biggest accelerators in space and on earth", eCost, 18-22 March 2013, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. 2. H. Ziaeepour, "High energy emission from gamma-ray bursts and other astronomical sources", in "The biggest accelerators in space and on earth", eCost, 18-22 March 2013, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. 3. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy parametrization", in "Euclid mission Theory Work Group meeting during Euclid Consortium meeting", 14-18 May 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. 4. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark energy condensate and vacuum energy" in "12th International Symposium on Frontier of Fundamental Physics", 21-23 Nov. 2011, Udine, Italy. 5. H. Ziaeepour, "Discriminating between quintessence and modified gravity", in "HETDEX science meeting", May 2011, Pennsylvania University, University park, PA, USA. 6. H. Ziaeepour, "Equation of State of Dark Energy", in "HETDEX science meeting", Oct. 2010, Texas University, Austin, TX, USA. 7. H. Ziaeepour, "Coherent states at cosmological distances", in "Quantum Coherence and Decoherence" Workshop, Sep. 2010, Benasque, Spain. 8. H. Ziaeepour, S. Rosen, "Statistical Algorithms for Identification of Astronomical X-Ray Sources", in "Joint European-National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM09)", 20 - 23rd Apri, 2009, Hertfordshire, UK. 9. H. Ziaeepour, M. Still, "Correlation of XMM-OM Catalogue with 2XMM and some optical/IR catalogues", in "XMM-Newton Science Consortium meeting", Oct. 2008, ESAC, Vilspa, Madrid, Spain. 10. H. Ziaeepour, "And what if gravity is intrinsically quantic ?", in "DICE2008", Sep. 22-26 2008, Castiglioncello, Tuscany, Italy. 11. H. Ziaeepour, "Analytical approximate solution of relativistic shock models applied to the Swift gamma-ray bursts", National Astronomy Meeting (NAM08) conference, April 2008, Belfast, UK. 12. H. Ziaeepour, "Distinguishing between w ! -1 dark energy models", in "Particle Astronomy, String and Cosmology (PASCOS07)", July 2007, Imperial College London, UK. 13. H. Ziaeepour, "Non-parametric Determination of the Evolution of the Dark Energy", in "UK Cosmology meeting", March, 2007, University of Nottingham, UK. 14. H. Ziaeepour, "Low scale gravity and QCD at high energies", in "Brane-World Gravity, Progress and Problems", Sep. 2006, Portsmouth, UK. 15. H. Ziaeepour, "Decoherence/Condensation After Inflation", in "Einstein 2005", July 2005, Paris, France. 16. H. Ziaeepour and S. Rosen, "The XID Database", in "XMM-Newton Science Consortium meeting", Oct. 2004, Brera Observatory, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. 17. H. Ziaeepour and S. Rosen, "Statistical Identification of XMM Sources: Review of Methods and Application to Data", in "XMM-Newton Science Consortium meeting", March 2004, Institute Of Astrophysics (IOA), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. 18. H. Ziaeepour, "Quintessence From a Decaying Dark Matter", in "10th Marcel Grossmann Meeting", 20-26 July 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. 19. H. Ziaeepour, "Dark matter and ultra high energy cosmic rays", Goerge Gomow International Conference (GMIC99), August 1999, St. Petersburg, Russia. 20. H. Ziaeepour, "Can dark matter be ultraheavy particles?", in "2nd International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter", 7-11 Sep. 1998, Buxton, UK. 21. H. Ziaeepour, "Decaying Dark Matter and Evolution of Fluctuations", in "From Quantum Fluctuations to Cosmological Structures", 1-10 Dec. 1996, Casablanca, Maroc. 5.2 National workshops and seminars: Note: The oral presentations in the conferences and the national workshops of countries where I worked at the time of these events. 1. H. Ziaeepour, "Comparing dark energy parametrizations", April 2012, Tagungsstätte Schloss Ringberg, Ringberg, Germany. 2. H. Ziaeepour, "Discrimination between dark energy models", Feb. 2012, OPINAS, Max Planck Institute f"ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 3. H. Ziaeepour, B. Gardner, "High energy emission from gamma-ray bursts and other astronomical sources", Feb. 2012, Max Planck Institute f"ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 4. M. Cornell, N. Drory, M. Fabricius, G. Hill, M. Landrieu, H. Lee, H. Ziaeepour, "Calibration of Guide Probes", April 2011, Tagungsst"atte Schloss Ringberg, Ringberg, Germany. 5. H. Ziaeepour, "Equation of State of Dark Energy", April 2011, Tagungsstätte Schloss Ringberg, Ringberg, Germany. 6. H. Ziaeepour, B. Gardner, "Simulation of high energy emission from gamma-ray bursts", March. 2011, OPINAS, Max Planck Institute f"ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 7. H. Ziaeepour, B. Gardner, "Modelling and simulation of Gamma Ray Bursts", Dec. 2010, High Energy Group, Max Planck Institute f"ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 8. H. Ziaeepour, B. Gardner, "Effect of central engine magnetic field on the prompt emission of Gamma Ray Burst", Max Planck Institute f"ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 9. H. Ziaeepour, "Making dark energy", Feb. 2010, OPINAS, Max Planck Institute für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 10. H. Ziaeepour, "Back-reaction of Inhomogeneities Cannot Be The Dark Energy !", Nov. 2009, OPINAS, Max Planck Institute f"ur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany. 11. J. Thomas, D. Waters, H. Ziaeepour, "Detection of diffuse (anti)neutrinos and proposition of a 1 M-tonne large modular water Cerenkov detector", Jan. 2009, University College London, London, UK. 12. H. Ziaeepour, "The Planck Satellite and the Cosmic Microwave Background", (out-reach), March 2009, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey, UK. 13. H. Ziaeepour, "Mystery of Dark Energy", (out-reach), Nov. 2006, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey, UK. 14. H. Ziaeepour, "Physics of an Interacting Dark Energy", in "UK Cosmology meeting", August, 2006, Ambleside, Cambria, UK. 15. H. Ziaeepour,"Invading the Dark Side: Cosmological Constant (Dark Energy) and Its Origin", Oct. 2003, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey, UK. 16. H. Ziaeepour, "Comments on Dynamical Mass in Particle Physics", Jan. 2003, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey, UK.


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