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Knowing Iranian figures when still alive

Cumrun Vafa born in 1960 is an Iranian-American string theorist from Harvard University, which he first joined as a Harvard Junior Fellow. He is the recipient of the 2008 Dirac Medal and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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Iran photographer to share prize money with Syria refugees

    Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has said she will donate part of a Dutch award of a 100,000-euro ($112,000) to charity, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees. “It is hard for me to enjoy this prize as much as I would like to, seeing the region where I work and live in flames and tens of thousands seeking refuge in ...

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