Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Shaw Prize Award Ceremony Presentation 2014

Where did the last 11 months go?

I cannot believe it is September already, and I feel embarrassed that I haven't posted about this important event held last year when, in a few weeks' time, I will be flying out for 2015's award ceremony.

Time sure escapes us. But philanthropy, good deeds, and achievements that better the world we live in leave a mark forever.

Year after year since its founding in 2002, The Shaw Prize has been honoring individuals who have achieved significant breakthroughs in academic and scientific research or application, and whose works have resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind. It is the Nobel Prize of the East and the awarding event is held annually in Hong Kong.

The room abuzz with anticipation for the 11th Shaw Prize Award Ceremony

The Grand Hall at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung graced the event and presented the awards to 
the seven Shaw Laureates

Professor Daniel Eisenstein, Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2014

Professor Shaun Cole, Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2014

Professor John Peacock, Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2014

Professor Kazutoshi Mori, Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine 2014

Professor Peter Water, Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine 2014

Professor George Lusztig, Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Science 2014

The feast:

Braised abalone with five grains, lobster and avocado timbale, caramelized sea scallop,
taro dumpling filled with diced chicken

Double boiled sea whelk soup with fish maw and yellow fungus

Veal wellington, codfish with red miso, aomori garlic, pomme gratin, vegetable medley

Chocolate chestnut dome, berries panna cotta, New York cheesecake, coffee pudding crumble,
lemongrass ice cream

Assorted chocolates… all for me!

Congratulations to the Shaw Laureates and their families!

Every year after the event, I go up to the VIP tables and take one million photos of the floral centerpieces. It's a whole Butchart Gardens right there on every table!

With the famous composer, singer, screenwriter, and director Liu Jia Chang

My folks

Vanessa and Karen Cheung

And my favorite Mrs. Mori who came in complete traditional
Japanese formal wear

To learn more about The Shaw Prize, visit its official website here. To see past Shaw Laureates and award presentation ceremonies, visit my posts for 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

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