AsianScientist (Dec. 14, 2020) – To mark the fifth anniversary of the Asian Scientist 100 (AS100) list, Asian Scientist Magazine has launched Five Years Of The Asian Scientist 100, a white paper drawing on insights gathered from half a decade of tracking Asia’s top scientific talent.
Over the years, the world’s scientific center of gravity has steadily shifted to Asia—driven largely by innovative researchers blazing the trail in their respective fields. Yet for all their contributions to science on a global scale, Asia’s leading scientists remain relatively unknown beyond academic circles. To turn the spotlight on these outstanding individuals, Asian Scientist Magazine launched AS100, an annual list of the top 100 scientists, technologists and innovators shaping the future.
Since its first edition in 2016, the list has highlighted 500 of Asia’s foremost movers and shakers, from Nobel Laureates to young rising stars. To be acknowledged on the AS100 list, honorees must have won a national or international prize in the past year, or have been recognized for their significant achievements in scientific research or leadership. In 2018, eight scientists from the Philippines on the AS100 list were commended by the country’s Senate for bringing “honor and glory to the country through their notable contributions and admirable commitment in the field of science and technology.”
The newly-released white paper draws on the remarkable stories of discovery and innovation from AS100 honorees through the years. The report also covers pioneering research by Asian scientists in five sub-sectors: agricultural and environmental sciences; biomedical sciences; chemistry and materials sciences; engineering; and physics and mathematics.
“The stories and scientists portrayed in the white paper represent the best of what Asia has to offer to the scientific community and the world at large,” said Dr. Rebecca Tan, editor in chief of Asian Scientist Magazine. “At 500 names and counting, the scientists highlighted in this white paper show that there is no shortage of talent in Asia.”
Download the white paper here.
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