The Shaw Prize Award Ceremony is held annually at the Hong Kong Cultural and Exhibition Center.
(To know more about The Shaw Prize and what it does, check out my post on last year's event)
For those of you who are too lazy, well, let's just say The Shaw Prize is the Nobel Prize of the East.
At exactly 7:15pm, the doors open
The Grand Hall
Every year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang graces the event
I am very thankful for the opportunity to personally meet the Shaw Laureates and their families year after year. The laureates are intelligent, kind and wonderful gentlemen. I beamed with so much pride as each of them went on stage to claim his award.
The Shaw Laureates 2011:
Shaw Laureate in Astronomy, Dr. Enrico Costa
Shaw Laureate in Astronomy, Professor Gerald Fishman
Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine, Professor Jules Hoffman
Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine, Professor Ruslan Medzhitov
Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine, Professor Bruce Beutler
Shaw Laureates in Mathematics, Professors Demetrios Christodoulou and Richard Hamilton
After the awards were presented...
… dinner was served
Crustacean Variation: Royale with Marine Crab, Molecular Caviar on Lobster and Avocado,
Taro Dumpling filled with Diced Chicken
Double Boiled Abalone Soup in a King Coconut
Veal Wellington, Baked Halibut with Crustacean Mix, Saffron Sauce, Pomme Gratin, Vegetables Medley
Dessert was Quark Cheesecake, Sphere of Rosy Chocolate Bavaroise, Orange and Candied Ginger Parfait and Lemongrass Gelato.
I was working and had to skip the most important course.
BUT I got to take a few photos for souvenir.
Me with the Beutler Boys
Me with the beautiful ladies
My boss, Sir Run Run Shaw, still arresting as ever at 105 years old
For more information about The Shaw Prize, please visit their website at www.shawprize.org