Samyang Group in Korea announced three winners of the 28th Sudang Prize, including KAGRA’s collaborator Professor Hyung Mok Lee at Seoul National University. The award ceremony was held at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on May 9 and a prize of 100 million won was given to each winner.
The Samyang Group’s web page notes the Prizes are presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions in basic sciences, applied sciences and humanities & social sciences categories. Professor Hyung Mok Lee leads Korean Gravitational Wave Group (KGWG) which is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Financial News in Korea says Lee’s outstanding research achievements in various fields of astronomy, especially the contribution to the first detection of gravitational wave in 2015, are highly regarded.
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