2024 WLA Prize opens for nominations

By Lin Shujuan in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-03-01 10:32
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The 2024 WLA Prize, which opens for nominations on March 1,  is scheduled to announced the winners in late August or early September, followed by the award ceremony in late October. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The prize is awarded annually and features two categories: "Computer Science or Mathematics" and "Life Science or Medicine". The total award for each prize, which may be divided among up to four laureates, is 10 million yuan ($1.39 million).

Nominations will be first evaluated by the selection committee of each single prize, after which shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the awards committee for the final decision. The awards committee will have a majority vote on the best nominees. The final decision will be confirmed and announced by the management committee composed by world laureates, including Nobel laureates and Turing laureates.

All together seven scientists including US mathematician Michael I. Jordan have been awarded the WLA Prize since its establishment.

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