By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser received the Templeton Award 2019 this Wednesday, May 29th, at a ceremony in the United States.

The award is regarded as the "Oscar of Spirituality" and is bestowed on prominent figures who have contributed to affirming the spiritual dimension of life.

He is the first Latin American to win the award, created in 1972, and will receive 1.1 million pounds sterling, the equivalent to R$ 5.5 million.

The John Templeton Foundation announced a few days ago that Gleiser won its prestigious award, given . . .

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