Meet the Shaw Laureates 2014 - The Challenges and the joy of Doing Science

Meet the Shaw Laureates 2014
The challenges and the joy of doing science

The Shaw Prize, established in November 2002, consists of three annual awards, the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. It is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields, and have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, or have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or have achieved excellence in other domains.

Is doing science and research lonely and difficult or, on the contrary, full of fun and amazement? Shaw Laureates in Astronomy 2014 and Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2014 will share their experience in this forum. So don’t miss this chance to meet the laureates!

Speakers: Shaw Laureates in Astronomy 2014
  Prof. Daniel Eisenstein, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Shaun Cole, Professor of Physics, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK
Prof. John A Peacock, Professor of Cosmology, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2014
  Prof. Peter Walter, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Prof. Kazutoshi Mori, Professor of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
  
Moderator: Prof. Kenneth Young, Vice-chairman of the Board of Adjudicators of the Shaw Prize and Master of C.W. Chu College and Professor of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  
Date: 26.09.2014 (Fri)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English
  
Free admission on first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)
  

Presented by:
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The Shaw Prize Foundation

Organised by:
Hong Kong Science Museum
Hong Kong Space Museum

The Shaw Prize Website: http://www.shawprize.org/en/