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Shaw Laureates 2018 to share their experiences in scientific research
     A science forum entitled "Meet the Shaw Laureates 2018 - The challenges and the joy of doing science" will be held at the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Science Museum next Friday (September 28) from 2pm to 5pm.
     Is their work lonely and difficult or, on the contrary, full of fun and surprises? Shaw Laureates 2018 will attend the forum to share their experiences in scientific research. Speakers are as follows:
Shaw Laureate in Astronomy
Dr Jean-Loup Puget (Researcher, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Université Paris-Saclay, France)
Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine
Professor Mary-Claire King (American Cancer Society Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, United States)
Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Sciences
Professor Luis A Caffarelli (Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, United States)
Professor Chu Ming-chung (Professor, Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Professor Chan Wai-yee (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Master of CW Chu College, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Acting Director of School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Professor Wang Xiaoping (Head/Chair Professor, the Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
     The forum will be conducted in English. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties may register at hk.science.museum/ms/shaw2018/forum.html by 2pm next Thursday (September 27). For enquiries, please call 2732 3223.
     The event is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Shaw Prize Foundation, and organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Education Bureau and Hong Kong Education City.
     The Shaw Prize, which consists of three annual awards, namely the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences, was established in November 2002. The Shaw Prize is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, or have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or have achieved excellence in other domains.
Ends/Friday, September 21, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:00
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