Announcement of The Shaw Laureates 2005
Friday, 3 June. At today's press conference in Hong Kong, The Shaw Prize Foundation announced The Shaw Laureates for 2005. Information was posted on the website www.shawprize.org at Hong Kong time 1530 (GMT 0730).
The Shaw Prize consists of three annual prizes: Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences, each bearing a monetary award of one million US dollars. This will be the second year that the Prize has been awarded and the presentation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, 2 September 2005.
Details of the Shaw Laureates
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy – jointly awarded to Professor Geoffrey Marcy of University of California, Berkeley and Professor Michel Mayor of University of Geneva for finding and characterizing the orbits and masses of the first planets around other stars, thereby revolutionizing our understanding of the processes that form planets and planetary systems.
The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine – Sir Michael Berridge of Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, for his discoveries on calcium signalling in the regulation of cellular activity.
The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences – Professor Andrew John Wiles of Princeton University for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
3 June 2005, Hong Kong