Thuan, Trinh Xuan

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Thuan, Trinh Xuan Gender: M
Trịnh Xuân Thuận
born on 20 August 1948 at 07:10 (= 07:10 AM )
Place Hanoi, Vietnam, 21n02, 105e51
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ego
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°50' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°36'

Trinh Xuan Thuan
photo: Librairie Mollat, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Vietnamese-American astrophysicist, author of five books, his areas of interest are extragalactic astronomy and galaxy formation. His research has focused on the evolution of galaxies and the chemical composition of the universe, and on compact blue dwarf galaxies.

Thuận was the recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize in 2009 for his work in popularizing science. He received the Kalinga chair award at the 99th Indian Science Congress at Bhubaneswar. In 2012, he was awarded the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca from the Institut de France. This prize recognizes authors whose work, literary or scientific, constitutes a message of modern humanism.

Thuận completed his B.S. at the California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He has taught astronomy at the University of Virginia, where he is a professor, since 1976, and is a Research Associate at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris. He was a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 2009 (UNESCO's Kalinga Prize)

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'Scientists' pdf file quotes Xavier Ego for data from birth record.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy (Astrophysicist)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Astrophysicist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Astrophysics)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (UNESCO's Kalinga Prize)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award