The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2009 Press Invitation

30 Sep 2009

The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony will be held in Hong Kong on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. You or your representative(s) are cordially invited to attend the event. Details are as follows:

Date: October 7, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00pm Press Registration & Briefing
6:15-7:25pm Cocktail Reception (interview & photo-taking at press zone)
7:25-8:30pm Award Presentation (* photo-taking at press zone only)
Venue: Grand Hall, New Wing, 3/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Officiating Guests

The Honourable Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, People’s Republic of China, who will be accompanied by Mr Run Run Shaw, Founder of the Shaw Prize.


Professor Chen-Ning Yang Council Member & Chairman of the Board of Adjudicators,
The Shaw Prize Foundation
Professor Jiansheng Chen Chairman of the Shaw Prize in
Astronomy Selection Committee
Professor Yuet-Wai Kan Chairman of the Shaw Prize in
Life Science and Medicine Selection Committee
Sir Michael Atiyah Chairman of the Shaw Prize in
Mathematical Sciences Selection Committee

Shaw Laureates in Attendance

Astronomy Professor Frank H Shu
Life Science and Medicine Professor Douglas L Coleman
Professor Jeffrey M Friedman
Mathematical Sciences Professor Simon K Donaldson
Professor Clifford H Taubes

* A press station for photo taking will be located in the Grand Hall, 45 meters (150 feet) away from the stage. Press members are advised to bring telephoto lenses and the necessary equipment.

* The duration of the excerpt news footage cannot exceed 3 minutes (the Award Presentation Ceremony will be broadcast on HKTVB Jade and Pearl on October 10 and 17, 2009 respectively).

For press enquiries, please contact Link-Work Communications (HK) Ltd.:

Mandy Lam  Tel: +852-2918 0901 / 6086 5690
Karen Sze     Tel: +852-2918 0907 / 9613 4164

September 30, 2009  Hong Kong