The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2014 Press Notification

10 Sep 2014

The Shaw Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2014 will take place in Hong Kong on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The Honourable C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, People’s Republic of China has kindly consented to officiate at the ceremony.

The Shaw Laureates for 2014 had been announced earlier. Details of the Shaw Laureates are as follows:

The Shaw Prize in Astronomy is awarded in one-half to

Daniel Eisenstein
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, USA
and the other half in equal shares to

Shaun Cole
Professor of Physics in the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK and

John A Peacock
Professor of Cosmology in the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK

for their contributions to the measurements of features in the large-scale structure of galaxies used to constrain the cosmological model including baryon acoustic oscillations and redshift-space distortions.

The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine is awarded in equal shares to

Kazutoshi Mori
Professor at Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan and

Peter Walter
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, and
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

for their discovery of the Unfolded Protein Response of the endoplasmic reticulum, a cell signalling pathway that controls organelle homeostasis and quality of protein export in eukaryotic cells.

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded to

George Lusztig
Abdun-Nur Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

for his fundamental contributions to algebra, algebraic geometry, and representation theory, and for weaving these subjects together to solve old problems and reveal beautiful new connections.

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 24 September 2014 onwards.

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

Joanne Yik Tel: 2918 0901 / 9216 3710
Angela Wong Tel: 2918 0906 / 9821 2578

10 September 2014  Hong Kong