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Meet the Shaw Laureates 2017
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 who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence.

Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2017
Prof Simon D M White
(Director, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany)

Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2017
Prof Ian R Gibbons
(Visiting Researcher, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
(recorded video interview)
Prof Ronald D Vale
(Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, USA)

Shaw Laureates in Mathematical Sciences 2017
Prof János Kollár
(Professor, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA)
Prof Claire Voisin
(Professor, Algebraic Geometry Chair, Collège de France, France)

Prof Ming-Chung Chu
(Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof Wai-Yee Chan
(Master, CW Chu College and Director, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof Tom Yau-Heng Wan
(Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

28-09-2017 (Thu)
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

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