19On May 16th 2015, the 2015 Ta Quang Buu Prize Ceremony was held at Headquarter of Ministry of Science and Technology. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, a member of Party Central Committee; Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan, a member of Party Central; Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac, the President of the Prize Organization Committee; the Chairman and the other members of the Prize Organization Committee; the representative Leaders of Ministries, Committees, industries; and prestigious scientists of the Institutes, Universities and Research organization in the country and many press agencies have attended.
Overview of the 2015 Ta Quang Buu Prize Ceremony
The Ta Quang Buu Prize is annual prize hosted by Ministry of Science and Technology to encourage and honor outstanding scientists with excellent achievements in basic research in the fields of natural science and engineering. The Prize’s mission is to promote Vietnam science and technology in general and basic research in particular so as to reach international standards as a premise for Vietnam science and technology integration and development.
In 2015, there were 43 applications have been received. After several evaluation rounds, the Prize committee had selected 4 scientists who worked in Mathematics, Earth and Environment Sciences, Information and computer sciences. Three Main prizes were presented to three authors of excellent researches, including Prof. Dr. Dinh Dung – Institute of Information and Technology, Vietnam National University (Hanoi); Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dong Yen – Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; and Prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Hai – Hanoi University of Mining and Geology. The Young scientist prize was presented to Assoc. Prof. Pham Hoang Hiep – Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, a young (less than 35 years old) with research excellence.
Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan was presenting three Main prizes
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Ngo Viet Trung, Chairman of the Prize organization committee said that, the Ta Quang Buu Prize honored scientists with excellent world-class scientific works selected by prestigious scientists of Prize committee. This year, along with Chairman of the Scientific specialized committees, the Prize organization committee also has the participation of two prestigious scientists in the world, Prof. Pierre Darriulat, French physicist and Prof. Vu Ha Van, Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, USA.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Prof. Hoang Tuy and Prof.Dr. Nguyen Van Hieu presented flowers for award winners
Delivering speech congratulating award winners, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said that, recently Vietnam science and technology has been achieved significant advances since the enactment of Science and Technology Law 2013, The Science and technology development strategy 2011-2020 and the attention of Party’s and the Government’s. The number of research publications in ISI journals has increased dramatically. Minister also pointed out difficulties challenging Vietnamese scientists. He hoped that scientist communities and the authorities would work together to change the old mindset, create new policies that reaching international rules, create the best conditions for scientists to make innovations and contribute to the national socio-economic development.
In 2015, The Ta Quang Buu prize was sponsored by Vietnam stamp company, Vietnam joint stock commercial bank for industry and trade (vietinbank) and Lien Viet Post bank.
The 2015 Ta Quang Buu prize winners
|Prof. Dr. Dinh Dung||Institute of Information and Technology, Vietnam National University (Hanoi)||Information and Computer Science||Dung, D., & Ullrich, T. (2013). N-Widths and ε-dimensions for high-dimensional approximations.Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 13(6), 965-1003.|
|Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dong Yen||Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology||Mathematics||Qui, N. T., & Yen, N. D. (2014). A class of linear generalized equations. SIAM Journal on Optimization, 24(1), 210-231.|
|Prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Hai||Hanoi University of Mining and Geology||Earth Science and Environment||Tran, H. T., Zaw, K., Halpin, J. A., Manaka, T., Meffre, S., Lai, C. K., …&Dinh, S. (2014). The Tam Ky-Phuoc Son shear zone in Central Vietnam: tectonic and metallogenic implications. Gondwana Research, 26(1), 144-164.|
|Young Scientist Award|
|Assoc. Prof. Pham Hoang Hiep||Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology||Mathematics||Demailly, J. P., & Phạm, H. H. (2014). A sharp lower bound for the log canonical threshold.ActaMathematica, 212(1), 1-9.|