Shaw Prize

 
(Left to right) Ching Pak-chung, Council member; Yang Chen-ning, chairman of the Board of Adjudicators of The Shaw Prize; Mona Shaw, chairperson of The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust; and Kenneth Young, vice chairman of the Board of Adjudicators of The Shaw Prize. Photo: Dickson Lee

Shaw Prizes still favour men of science

It's still a man's world in the Shaw Prizes for scientific research, with only one woman winning an award in the past decade. And while strides are being made to tip the gender balance, the prizegivers said at this year's awards that it was not up to them to give more recognition to female scientists.

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