Jamal Musaev is featured in an Emory Report profile, “‘Land of Fire’ ignites love of science.”
Jamal Musaev, director of Emory’s Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation, is a native of Azerbaijan.
He grew up in the small, mountain town of Ordubad, during the heyday of the space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
“I loved physics, and from the time I was in sixth grade, I wanted to be an astronaut. That was my dream,” Musaev recalls.