Chinese Academy Honors Three Scientists For Int’l Science Cooperation
Three scientists from India, Germany, and Russia have been honored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for boosting science cooperation between the Academy and the world.
AsianScientist (Jan. 28, 2013) – Three scientists from India, Germany, and Russia were honored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Wednesday in Beijing for boosting science cooperation between the Academy and the world.
Launched by the CAS in 2007, the annual event honors foreign scientists for their contributions to Sino-foreign research cooperation.
Indian professor C. N. R. Rao from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Herbert Jaeckle from Germany’s Max Planck Society, and Russian space physicist G. A. Zherebtsov shared the 2012 Award for International Scientific Cooperation, adding to the list of 14 past recipients.
C. N. R. Rao, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), received the award for boosting scientific cooperation between China and India, as well as raising the scientific capabilities of developing countries.
Herbert Jaeckle, a molecular developmental biologist, was honored for promoting scientific cooperation between China and Germany through the integration of the Max Planck management model into CAS’s scientific research system.
Russian space physicist G. A. Zherebtsov actively promoted the construction of a Sino-Russian weather research center and is currently working to get Russia involved in a CAS space science program, the “Kuafu Project.”
The three scientists were recommended by three CAS institutes: the Institute of Chemistry, the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, and the National Space Science Center.
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