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Belarus plans to join International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network ICRANet

Society 09.10.2019 | 13:34
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MINSK, 9 October (BelTA) - Belarus plans to join the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet) as a member country, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB).

“A branch of the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet) was set up at the NASB Institute of Physics in 2017. It conducts theoretical research in astrophysics and cosmology based on the latest observational data. Belarus is also planning to join the ICRANet as a member country, which will open up new opportunities for Belarusian scientists to work at the forefront of world science,” the press service said

Today, four countries and three universities and research centers are the members of the organization.

This year the Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to cosmology and exoplanet researchers. James Peebles has been awarded the prize for his theoretical discoveries about the evolution of the universe. Astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz share the other half of the prize for their discovery of the first planet beyond the solar system.

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