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Palestinian astrophysicist wins International prize for Astronomy
Palestinian astrophysicist wins International prize for Astronomy
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Gaza, ALRAY -- The Palestinian scientist Professor and lecturer at Al-Aqsa University, Suleiman Baraka, received the Italian Renata Borlon Prize for the year of 2018 in its fourth edition of the University of Sofia in Tuscany.

Palestinian astrophysicist Sulaiman Baraka is from the town of Bani Suhaila in Khan Yunis southern the Gaza Strip.

Baraka has a PHD in astrophysics from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris in 2010, and founded the Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences of Al-Aqsa University in Gaza.

He currently has a research chair of UNESCO, in astronomy, astrophysics and space science and works with NASA, the European Space Agency, the American Astronomical Union and the International Astronomical Union.

Italian Renata Borlon was established in 2005 by the Renata Borlone Cultural Association in collaboration with the Sophia University Institute to honour this remarkable figure.