25 June 2011, 10:09

Kyoto Prize for Russian astronomer

Kyoto Prize for Russian astronomer

Russia astronomer and astrophysicist Rashid Syunyaev has become the proud winner of this year’s Kyoto Prize. Established by Kyocera Corp. CEO Katsuo Inamori in 1985, the award is given on an annual basis to leading scientists, artists, philosophers and filmmakers.

Russia astronomer and astrophysicist Rashid Syunyaev has become the proud winner of this year’s Kyoto Prize. Established by Kyocera Corp. CEO Katsuo Inamori in 1985, the award is given on an annual basis to leading scientists, artists, philosophers and filmmakers.

Rashid Syunyaev, who has a dual Russia-German citizenship, heads the Max Plank Institute of Astrophysics in Germany and  is a senior researcher at the Institute of  Space Exploration in Moscow.  He won the prestigious award for his studies of Universe expansion after the Big Bang, and for his outstanding contribution to the astronomy of high energies.

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