A Student of the University of Nova Gorica Aleksej Jurca Wins the Yuri Vega Prize Student Contest

A student of the Bachelor’s degree programme ‘Physics and Astrophysics’ of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Nova Gorica, Aleksej Jurca, received the gold award of the Yuri Vega Prize Student Contest. On 9 May 2018, Aleksej Jurca received a letter of commendation from the municipality of Ljubljana for his outstanding achievements in education.

In 2017, Aleksej Jurca became the absolute winner of the 11th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics. In the same year, he won a gold medal in the Olympiad in Physics.

The curious 18-year-old boy, who is distinguished by broad-based knowledge, perseverance, modesty and critical thinking, has also received the Apple of Inspiration award from the President Borut Pahor for his successful achievements.

Sources: facebook.com, ljubljana.si