The 2010 Tan Kah Kee Science Award is presented to five scientists in Beijing on June 9th to mark their outstanding achievements in science research.
The Award is presented in six categories: the award in mathematics and physics (including mathematics, physics, mechanics and astronomy), the award in chemistry, the award in life sciences (including biology, medicine and agriculture), the award in earth sciences, the award in information sciences and the award in technological sciences.
Five scientists won the award this year: Professor BAI Yilong for Deformation Localization, Damage, and Catastrophic Failure in Solid Materials in mathematics and physics, Professor YANG Xueming for State-to-state Chemical Reaction Dynamics in chemistry, Professor PEI Gang for Novel Physiological and Pathological Roles of β-arrestins in life sciences, Professor LI Desheng for Tectonics of Chinese Petroliferous Basins in earth sciences and Professor WU Liangyong for Sciences of Human Settlements in technological sciences.
The Tan Kah Kee Science Award grows out of the former Tan Kah Kee Award, which was established in 1988 and named after Mr. Tan Kah Kee (1874-1961), a well-known overseas Chinese leader who had remarkably contributed to the development of science and education in China.
The Foundation sets up the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in recognition of the living Chinese citizens who have made outstanding S&T achievements in recent years. The objective of the Foundation is to reward prominent Chinese scientists who have made outstanding achievements, so as to promote China’s science and technology development and to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The Award is to be conferred once in every two years and one prize is to be instituted in each category at each session, usually with one awardee or three awardees at the maximum. It shall be vacant if there is no qualified research work available. Each prize consists of a diploma, a gold medal, and a premium up to RMB 300,000.
Click for more information about the Tan Kah Kee Science Award: http://english.cas.cn/accessory/15thga/TSA/tsaintro/.