Bulletin No. 2, 2020

Honours and Recognition 46   Chinese University Bulletin No. 2, 2010 Math Guru Awarded Wolf Prize T he Wolf Foundation awarded the 2010 Wolf Prize in Mathematics to Prof. Yau Shing-tung, Distinguished Professor-at-Large and director of the Institute of Mathematical Science, CUHK, adding another accolade to his award-studded résumé. He is the second Chinese to be awarded the Wolf Prize after his teacher Prof. Chern Shiing-shen who received the same prize in 1984, and also the first Chinese scholar to have attained the two highest honours i n m a t h e m a t i c s — the Fields Medal and t h e Wo l f P r i z e i n Mathematics. CUHK First to Win Gold Environmental Award C o m p r e h e n s i v e green measures and commitment to reducing 25% energy consumption and 20% greenhouse gas emission per capita by 2025 impressed the adjudication pane l, and made CUHK the first-ever organization to win the gold prize of the Hong Kong Awards for Environment Excellence (HKAEE) Sectoral Awards under the category of Public Sector. The HKAEE was jointly organized by the Environmental Campaign Committee, the Environmental Protection Department and other organizations. CUHK excelled from among a total of 403 entries competing for the Sectoral Awards by setting a model of sustainability in the academic sector. Mr. Donald Tsang (left), Chief Executive of HKSAR, presenting the award to Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK