May 22, 2021-16: 20 Marocco
Moroccan researchers Rajaa Cherkaoui Al-Morsli and Farida El Fassi of the Mohammed V University in Rabat are among the world’s 50 best scientists. This is evident from the latest edition of the International Scientific Index for the year 2021 AD.
Nuclear physicist Rajaa Al-Sharkawy Al-Morsali gained international fame when she was awarded the L’Oréal UNESCO Prize for Women in Science in 2015 for her contribution to providing evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson. She is the first Moroccan woman to receive this prestigious award.
According to the index, Professor Morsi ranked first in all categories in the regions of Morocco, Africa and the countries of the Arab League. It is 33ᵉ in the world ranking.
Assistant Professor of Physics Farida El Fassi ranked 38th in the global index and second in the ranking in Morocco. VASI is best known for her contributions to high-energy physics research, including the Global Computing Network of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a computer system that stores data from the Large Hadron Collider.
Rajaa Cherkaoui El Morsli and Farida El Fassi’s good rank in the international rankings is an example of the scientific and academic strength of Morocco. In both national and international sciences, the two Moroccan researchers are seen as pioneers in their field.