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Iran gives Muslim scientist prize to Turkish-French, Iranian

AP  |  Tehran 

has awarded its biannual USD 500,000 Mustafa Prize to two computer science experts, an Iranian and a Turkish-French national.

The science and technology award, handed out for the second time this year, is given to Muslim researchers and scientists regardless of whether they live in Muslim-majority nations or elsewhere, as well as non-Muslim scientists in Muslim countries.

According to a statement, Iran's vice president in charge of scientific affairs, Sourena Sattari, said today that the Turkish-French national, Sami Erol Gelenbe, and Iran's Mohammad Amin Shokrollahi, are being honoured for their achievements in systems assessment in model-making and computer coding.

Along with medals and certificates, each winner gets USD 500,000.

first handed out the prize in 2015 to a Taiwanese- Singaporean nanotechnology researcher Jackie Y Ying and Jordanian-American chemistry professor Omar Yaghi.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 16:45 IST