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Tang Prize to host lectures, exhibitions in September

Staff writer, with CNA

The Tang Prize Foundation is to launch a series of activities in September to celebrate the prize’s second series of awards to honor top researchers and leaders in the fields of sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, sinology and the rule of law.

The winners of this year’s series of Tang Prizes, which are awarded every two years, are to be announced over a four-day period from June 18 to June 21, and the announcements will be streamed live on YouTube for the first time, foundation chief executive Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川) said.

The laureates are to give a series of lectures at universities across the nation from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28.

As part of the activities, the National Palace Museum is to hold a special exhibition from Sept. 22 to Dec. 22, with a focus on sustainable development.

The exhibition will display artifacts and paintings that show ancient people’s observations of nature, animals, plants and climate change, and their philosophy of life, the foundation said.

The events will also include a concert at the National Concert Hall and exhibitions featuring the lives and works of the Tang Prize laureates, it added.

An award ceremony is to be held on Sept. 25 to honor the laureates of the second Tang Prize.

The Tang Prize was established by Taiwanese entrepreneur Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) in 2012 to complement the Nobel Prize.

The first Tang Prize award ceremony was held in 2014.

Nominations for the Tang Prize are by invitation only.

Laureates of the Tang Prize are selected by panels of judges convened by Academia Sinica, the nation’s leading research institute.

The panels comprise prominent researchers and academics from Taiwan and abroad, including Nobel laureates.

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