The Shaw Prize Foundation announced the Shaw Laureates for 2012 at a Press Conference held on 29 May 2012 at Hong Kong time 15:30 (GMT 07:30).
 
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy was awarded in equal shares to Professor David C Jewitt and Professor Jane Luu.
 
The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine was awarded in equal shares
Professor Franz-Ulrich Hartl and Professor Arthur L Horwich.
 
The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences was awarded to
Professor Maxim Kontsevich.