17.1 C
Monday, December 4, 2023

King Faisal International Prize Science Lecture by Prof. Rashid A. Sunyaev

Professor Rashid A. Sunyaev the Director of the Max-Plank Institute of Astrophysics and Chief Scientist of the Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, gave a seminar entitled “Clusters of Galaxies, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and Cosmology” at KACST on Sunday 29 March 2009. The seminar was sponsored by Alfaisal University Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and King Faisal International Prize in collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST). About 100 people attended the seminar including ten faculty and staff from Alfaisal University. Professor Sunyaev who was a co-winner of the King Faisal International Prize in Science (2009) gave a very exciting overview of how our understanding of galaxies has improved over the past few decades with an emphasis on black holes and dark matter.

For over 30 years, King Faisal International Prize has been awarded to dedicated men and women whose contributions have made a positive difference. The Prize is awarded to those who exceptionally serve Islam and Muslims, and the scientists and scholars whose research results in significant advances in specific areas that benefit humanity. This incentive also encourages expanded research that may lead to important medical and scientific breakthroughs. About 20% of the prize winners go on to win a Nobel Prize.

Latest news


Related news



News Release

Breast cancer workshop (AlEqtesdaya, Al Jazirah, Al Riyadh :12 April 2010) COM International Achievement (AlHayat, Al Riyadh, Al Watan, Al Nadwah: 11 April 2011) Dallah...

The announcement of the academic program

RIYADH, May 16, 2007 — His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al Faisal Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of...

Memorandum of Understanding between Alfaisal University and the Security Forces Hospital

H.H. Prince Bandar Bin Saud Bin Khalid Al Saud, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Alfaisal University, has signed...

Alfaisal University participates as an official sponsor in the Exhibition of Education and Training

Alfaisal University participated as an official sponsor in the Exhibition of Education and Training, organized by Madarat Alaridh Company from 20 to 23 May...

Swedish Scholarship Program for Saudi Graduates

Sweden is to establish a scholarship program for Saudi graduates and cooperate with the Kingdom in building a new engineering department in Riyadh as...