The Shaw Prize
The obverse of the medal bears a portrait of Run Run Shaw and the English and traditional Chinese name of the prize. The reverse bears the year, category, name of the winner and a Chinese quotation of philosopher Xun Zi, which translates into ‘Grasp the law of nature and make use of it’. The medal is 66 mm, 24K Gold Plated 18K Gold.
The Shaw Prize is an international award to honor individuals, regardless of race, nationality, gender and religious belief, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity’s spiritual civilization. Preference is given to individuals whose significant work was recently achieved and who are currently active in their respective fields and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.
The Shaw Prize consists of three annual awards: the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Each prize carries a monetary award of one million two hundred thousand US dollars.