May 11, 2020 / 17:43

Three scientists honored with 2020 Ta Quang Buu Award

The Hanoitimes - Ta Quang Buu Award has encouraged and motivated scientists and scientific and technological organizations towards high quality research in Vietnam.

The 2020 Ta Quang Buu Award will be presented to three scientists who have made significant contributions to the country’s science and technology sector, including medicine, mathematics and physics, VnExpress reported, citing the Ministry of Science and Technology’s sources.

The three scientists’ outstanding researches have been published in prestigious international journals.

 From left to right: Assoc.Prof. Pham Tien Son, Assoc.Prof. Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan, PhD. Nguyen Truong Thanh Hieu. Photo: Nafosted

This year, the main category of the Ta Quang Buu Award, named after the famous scientist Professor Ta Quang Buu (1910-1986), was presented to Associate Professor Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Associate Professor Pham Tien Son from Da Lat University and Dr. Nguyen Truong Thanh Hieu from Ton Duc Thang University.

Associate Professor Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan has carried out a research on in-vitro fertilization, with the project "IVF Transfer of Fresh or Frozen Embryos in Women without Polycystic Ovaries" published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Meanwhile, Associate Professor Pham Tien Son studied a half-algebra optimal problem, with the work "Generic Properties for Semialgebraic Programs" published in SIAM Journal on Optimization.

Dr. Nguyen Truong Thanh Hieu’s research shows that the dielectric approach can determine the distance of inelastic free electrons in materials, with the project "Low-energy Electron Inelastic Mean Free Path in Materials" published in Applied Physics Letters.

This is the second year a female scientist in the field of Biomedical Pharmacy has won the prize.

The awards ceremony is expected to be held on the occasion of Vietnam Science and Technology Day (May 18) in Hanoi.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the annual award aims to acknowledge the efforts and success of scientists who have made significant contributions to national socio-economic development.

Since its launch in 2014, the prize has received recognition from the scientific community as a prestigious and quality award.

It has encouraged and motivated scientists and scientific and technological organizations towards high quality research in Vietnam, fostering the development of an academic, creative and innovative environment to promote the development of strong research teams to undertake research at an international level.