Announcement of The Shaw Laureates 2015
Monday, 1 June 2015. At today’s press conference in Hong Kong, The Shaw Prize Foundation announced the Shaw Laureates for 2015. Information was posted on the website www.shawprize.org at Hong Kong time 15:30 (GMT 07:30).
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 twelfth year that the Prize has been awarded and the presentation ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, 24 September 2015.
The Shaw Laureates
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy is awarded to
William J Borucki
Principal Investigator for the Kepler Mission, Ames Research Center, NASA, USA
for his conceiving and leading the Kepler Mission, which greatly advanced knowledge of both extrasolar planetary systems and stellar interiors.
■ Press Release on The Prize in Astronomy
The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine is awarded in equal shares to
Bonnie L Bassler
Squibb Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University and
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA and
E Peter Greenberg
Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington, USA
for elucidating the molecular mechanism of quorum sensing, a process whereby bacteria communicate with each other and which offers innovative ways to interfere with bacterial pathogens or to modulate the microbiome for health applications.
■ Press Release on The Prize in Life Science and Medicine
The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded in equal shares to
Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Germany and
New Jersey Professor of Mathematics, Rutgers University, USA
for their introduction and development of fundamental tools in number theory, allowing them as well as others to resolve some longstanding classical problems.
■ Press Release on The Prize in Mathematical Sciences
2 July 2015 Hong Kong (Revised)