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.
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.