The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2013 will take place in Hong Kong on Monday, 23 September 2013. The Honourable CY Leung, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, People’s Republic of China has kindly consented to officiate at the ceremony.
The Shaw Laureates for 2013 had been announced earlier. Details of the Shaw Laureates are as follows:
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy is awarded in equal shares to
Professor Steven A Balbus
Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford, UK and
Professor John F Hawley
VITA Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean for the Sciences, University of Virginia, USA
for their discovery and study of the magnetorotational instability, and for demonstrating that this instability leads to turbulence and is a viable mechanism for angular momentum transport in astrophysical accretion disks.
The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine is awarded in equal shares to
Professor Jeffrey C Hall
Professor Emeritus of Biology, Brandeis University, USA,
Professor Michael Rosbash
Peter Gruber Professor of Neuroscience and HHMI Investigator, Brandeis University, USA and
Professor Michael W Young
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, Rockefeller University, USA
for their discovery of molecular mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms.
The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded to
Professor David L Donoho
Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences, and
Professor of Statistics, Stanford University, USA
for his profound contributions to modern mathematical statistics and in particular the development of optimal algorithms for statistical estimation in the presence of noise and of efficient techniques for sparse representation and recovery in large data-sets.
A 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 www.shawprize.org at Hong Kong time 2230 (GMT 1430) from 23 September 2013 onwards.
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9 September 2013 Hong Kong