The Shaw Prize will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a grand ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on 12 November, bringing together the award winners. The exhibition was attended by more than 30 people and more than 600 guests from various sectors, whether from the government sector, political circles, business circles, and educational sectors.
Dr. Raymond Chan, President of the Shaw Prize Foundation, warmly welcomed the award winners and guests in his opening remarks. He paid tribute to the founders of the Shaw Prize, Run Run Shaw and the late Mona Shaw, for their significant contributions to the development of arts, culture and studies in Hong Kong and mainland China. Dr. Chan also emphasized the mission of the Shaw Awards, which is to recognize scientific achievements without borders. He expressed his hope that the award would help make the world a better world.
The highlight of the evening was the honoring of the 2023 Shaw Prize winners, as well as the recipients of the Professor of Astronomy Awards: Professor Matthew Bayles, Professor Duncan Lowry Duncan Lorimer and Professor Maura McLaughlin, Professor of Biological Sciences and Medicine, Professor Patrick Kramer and Professor Eva Nogales. ) The professors who received the Mathematics Prize were Professor Vladimir Drenfeld and Professor Sheng Tong Yao. The award was presented by Professor Reinhard Genzel (Reinhard Genzel), Chairman of the Jury. In addition, those who received their degrees during the years 2020-2022 and who had previously obtained their degrees remotely due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). He was invited to the stage as well and finally received the long-awaited gold medal.
On 13 November, the Shaw Awards held three lectures at local universities in Hong Kong: the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where seven 2023 award winners had the opportunity to share their pioneering research. With Hong Kong students. Bringing pioneering science to local communities The Shaw Awards have also partnered with the Hong Kong Science Museum to host a special exhibition showcasing the outstanding work of the 2023 awardees and their scientific insights in their areas of expertise. The exhibition will be open until January 2024.
About Shaw Awards
The Shaw Awards are an international award consisting of three annual prizes in astronomy, biological sciences and medicine. Mathematics awards a cash prize of $1.2 million for each category.
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