The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2018

The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2018 will take place in Hong Kong on Wednesday, 26 September 2018. The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, People’s Republic of China has kindly consented to officiate at the ceremony.
The Shaw Laureates for 2018 had been announced earlier. Details of the Shaw Laureates are as follows:

The Shaw Prize in Astronomy  is awarded to
Jean-Loup Puget
        Researcher, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) of CNRS and the Paris-Saclay University, France

for his contributions to astronomy in the infrared to submillimetre spectral range. He detected the cosmic far-infrared background from past star-forming galaxies, and proposed aromatic hydrocarbon molecules as a constituent of interstellar matter. With the Planck space mission, he has dramatically advanced our knowledge of cosmology in the presence of interstellar matter foregrounds.

The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine is awarded to
Mary-Claire King
        American Cancer Society Professor, Department of Medicine and Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA 
for her mapping of the first breast cancer gene. Using mathematical modeling, King predicted and then demonstrated that breast cancer can be caused by a single gene. She mapped the gene which facilitated its cloning and has saved thousands of lives.

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded to
Luis A Caffarelli
       Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, USA 

for his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations, including creating a theory of regularity for nonlinear equations such as the Monge–Ampère equation, and free-boundary problems such as the obstacle problem, work that has influenced a whole generation of researchers in the field.

An approximate 5-minute segment will be uplinked via satellite transmission at Hong Kong time 2230-2300 (GMT 1430-1500). Photos of the ceremony will also be uploaded onto the website from Hong Kong time 2230 (GMT 1430) from 26 September 2018 onwards.

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Press Invitation

12 September 2018  Hong Kong