Hong Kong Laureate Forum

Date: 13 – 18 November 2023

Venue: Online (live streaming)

Description: The inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum will take place on 13-18 November 2023. Shaw Laureates and distinguished scientists will spend a week in Hong Kong interacting with about 200 young scientists from around the world, sharing their views, experience and aspirations in various scientific fields.  Selected forums will be broadcast live online to the public.

Please refer to website for details:


13 November 2023

Time Programme Shaw Laureates
12:30pm – 1:00pm Opening Ceremony All participating Shaw Laureates
2:00pm – 3:30pm Plenary Session
“A 40-year Journey”
Prof Reinhard Genzel, 2008 Astronomy
Prof Steven A Balbus, 2013 Astronomy
Prof Gerd Faltings, 2015 Mathematical Sciences
Prof E Peter Greenberg, 2015 Life Science and Medicine

14 November 2023

Time Programme Shaw Laureates
9:30am – 11:00am Plenary Session
“Cellular Mechanisms, Protein Functions and Related Human Diseases”
Prof Michael J Welsh, 2022 Life Science and Medicine
Prof Xiaodong Wang, 2006 Life Science and Medicine
2:30pm – 4:00pm Trending Topic
“Impact of New Technology on Scientific Development”
Prof Simon DM White, 2017 Astronomy
Prof Peter Hegemann, 2020 Life Science and Medicine
Prof Victoria M Kaspi, 2021 Astronomy
4:30pm – 6:00pm Trending Topic
“AI and the Teaching of Science”
Prof Roger D Blandford, 2020 Astronomy
Prof Ehud Hrushovski, 2022 Mathematical Sciences

15 November 2023

Time Programme Shaw Laureates
4:30pm – 6:30pm Science Seminar
“Kaleidoscope of Protein Folding”
Prof Franz-Ulrich Hartl, 2012 Life Science and Medicine
Prof Kazutoshi Mori, 2014 Life Science and Medicine

18 November 2023

Time Programme Shaw Laureates
11:00am – 12:30pm Science Seminar
“Stars’ Journey in our Milky Way Galaxy”
Prof Michael Perryman, 2022 Astronomy