Mahmoud Hessabi (February 23, 1903, Tehran — September 3, 1992, geneva) was a prominent Iranian scientist, researcher and distinguished professor of the University of Tehran. Hessabi was born in Tehran to Abbas and Goharshād Hessabi. when he was seven, the family moved to Beirut where he attended school. Around this time he learned the Qur’an by heart and started to read the canonical texts of the Persian literature. At seventeen he obtained his Bachelor’s in Arts and Sciences from the American University of Beirut. Later he obtained his B.A. in civil engineering while working as a draftsman.
After a short period of time, he obtained a B.A. in Mathematics and Astronomy. he continued his studies and as a graduate of the engineering school of Beirut was admitted to the École Superieure d’electricité and in 1925 graduated from this school at the same time he was employed by the French electric Railway co. he had a scientific mind and continued his research in Physics at the Sorbonne University and obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from that university at the age of twenty-five. In 1947, he published his classic paper on “continuous particles”. Following this, in 1957 he proposed his model of “Infinitely extended particles”.
Mahmoud Hessabi was the only Iranian student of Albert einstein and during his years of scientific research, he had meetings with well-known scientists such as Erwin Schrödinger, Max Born, Enrico Fermi, Paul Dirac, Aage Niels Bohr, and scholars such as Bertrand Russell and André Gide. During the congress on “60 years of physics in Iran” the services rendered by him were deeply appreciated and he was entitled “the father of physics in Iran”.