Three young scientists from Hong Kong were among the 50 best national researchers awarded with the 2021 Xplorer prize, one of the highest grants of the nation for young researchers, on Monday.

All three are Yao Wang, professor in the department. From the physics of the University of Hong Kong, Huang Mingxin, professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong, and Lu Yi-Chun, an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Automation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Each of them will be rewarded with 3 million yuan ($ 464,700) by the Tencent Charity Foundation in the next five years.

According to the Grant Organizer, 1,135 scientists requested the prize throughout the country.

This year, a total of 69 requests from Hong Kong and Macao scientists were received, a record since the non-profit award was inaugurated in 2020.

A total of Six Hong Kong scientists have won the prize in the last two years.

also Sunday, two scientists from Hong Kong, Yuen Kwok-Yung and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris, both from the University of Hong Kong, were also awarded the Life Science Award at the Future Award for Science 2021, known as "China Nobel Prize".

were recognized by discovering SARS-COV-1 as the causal agent of the global SARS outbreak in 2003 and the chain of transmission of the pathogen, which helped humanity to face the Mers and Covid-19 Coronavirus They were awarded a total of $ 1 million.

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