Ta Quang Buu Scientific Award 2015 kicked off

The second Ta Quang Buu Award 2015 has been launched in Hanoi on March 10 by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The annual scientific prize named famous Vietnamese scientist Professor Ta Quang Buu (1910-1986) aims at encouraging and honoring scientists who have outstanding achievements in basic research in fields of natural sciences and technology; and contributions to boosting basic science research in particular and Vietnam science towards the international level as well as setting the stage for the country’s science and technology to integrate and develop further into the world.

This year’s award will be offered to Vietnam scientists who are the authors of excellent basic research works in natural sciences (mathematics, computer science and information, physics, chemistry, earth science and environment, biology, and other natural science fields), technological science and technique, medical science, and agricultural science.

Winners will receive cash prizes of VND50-200 million.

Submissions can be sent to the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development at 39 Tran Hung Dao Street in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District from March 6-April 18. Participants get a registration form at www.nafosted.gov.vn.

The award ceremony will be held in May.

The 2014 Ta Quang Buu Award went to Professor Nguyen Huu Viet Hung for his research on the homomorphisms between the Dickson-Mui algebras as modules over the Steenrod Algebra; and Associate Professor Nguyen Ba An for the “Joint remote state preparation via W and W-type states” project.

By Tran Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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