Year 2017
 

The Nobel Prize 2017 was awarded to two Shaw Laureates in Astronomy
 
Congratulations to Professor Rainer Weiss and Professor Kip Thorne who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Prof Weiss and Prof Thorne are the Shaw Laureates in Astronomy 2016.
 
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2017/


The Nobel Prize 2017 was awarded to three Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine
 
Congratulations to Professor Jeffrey C CHallProfessor Michael Rosbash and Professor Michael W Young who shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Prof Hall, Prof Rosbash and Prof Young are the Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2013.
 
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/  

 



Year 2014

 
Six Shaw Laureates in Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences won the Breakthrough Prizes 2015
 
Congratulations to Shaw Laureates 2006 Professor Saul PerlmutterProfessor Adam Riess and Professor Brian Schmidt who shared the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2015, and Shaw Laureate 2007Professor Richard Taylor, Shaw Laureate 2009 Professor Simon Donaldson and Shaw Laureate 2012Professor Maxim Kontsevich who won the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.
 


Year 2013

Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine 2008 won the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2013

Congratulations to Professor Shinya Yamanaka who was one of the 11 winners of the Breakthrough Prize 2013.


Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2009 were winners of 2013 King Faisal International Prize for Medicine and BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine

Congratulations to Professor Douglas Coleman and Professor Jeffrey Friedman who won both prizes for their seminal discovery on the genetics of obesity.


Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Sciences 2006 was awarded BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences 2013

Congratulations to Professor David Mumford who won BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences 2013 together with Professor Ingrid Daubechies.

 



Year 2012

Two Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine won the Nobel Prizes 2012

Congratulations to Shaw Laureate 2008 Professor Shinya Yamanaka who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 with Sir John B Gurdon, and Shaw Laureate 2007 Professor Robert J Lefkowitz who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 with Professor Brian K Kobilka.


Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Sciences 2012 won The Fundamental Physics Prize

Congratulations to Professor Maxim Kontsevich who was one of the 9 scientists, awarded the first Fundamental Physics Prize.


Shaw Laureates in Astronomy 2012 won the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Congraulations to Professor David C Jewitt and Professor Jane Luu who shared the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with Professor Michael E Brown.


Two Shaw Laureates won The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2012

Congratulations to Professor Jean Bourgain who shared The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics 2012 with Professor Terence Tao and Professor Reinhard Genzel who shared The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy 2012 with Professor Andrea Ghez.

 



Year 2011

Five Shaw Laureates Won the Nobel Prizes 2011

Congratulations to Professor Jules A Hoffmann and Professor Bruce A Beutler, Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2011, and Professor Saul Perlmutter, Professor Adam Riess and Professor Brian Schmidt, Shaw Laureates in Astronomy 2006, who were awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 and Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 respectively.

 



Year 2010

Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2009 won Laska Award

The Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2009, Douglas L Coleman and Jeffrey M Friedman won the Lasker Award 2010 for Basic Medical Research. They are being honoured for discoveries that led to the identification of letpin, a hormone that regulates appetite and body weight.
 
Since 1945, the Lasker Awards program has recognized the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants around the world who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease.
 
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/awards/2010basic.htm

 



Year 2008

Shaw Laureate Michel Mayor and Astronomers Discovered A Triple System of Super-Earths

A team of European astronomers led by Shaw Laureate, Professor Michel Mayor have announced a significant breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets at an international conference held earlier in France.

With the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) at the ESO La Silla Observatory, the team has found a triple system of super-Earths around the star HD40307. Professor Mayor said that they had made very precise measurement of the velocity of the star HD40307 over the last five years, which clearly revealed the presence of three planets. These planets having 4.2, 6.7 and 9.4 times the mass of the Earth, orbit the star with periods of 4.3, 9.6 and 20.4 days respectively.

Professor Mayor added that they might not yet know if every single star does harbour planets but their recent discovery did make huge progress towards it.

(Retrieved 18 June 2008 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080616081723.htm)

Professor Michel Mayor is a Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2005 and currently a member of the Selection Committee of the Shaw Prize. The Shaw Prize is awarded annually by the Shaw Prize Foundation in Hong Kong in Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine and Mathematical Sciences, each of the three prizes bears a monetary award of one million US dollars. The Shaw Laureates for 2008 have just been announced and this is the fifth year that the Shaw Prize has been awarded. The presentation ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday.

July 9, 2008 Hong Kong