50 young scientists awarded Xplorer Prize

Published: November 03, 2019 13:40:18 | Updated: November 05, 2019 13:43:01

Awardees of Xplorer Prize in chemistry and new materials field pose for a group photo with the presenter during the 2019 Xplorer Prize award ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 2, 2019. Photo: Xinhua

Fifty young scientists were bestowed Xplorer Prize in Beijing Saturday.

Apart from receiving a trophy at Saturday's ceremony, each of the 50 prize winners will be awarded a total of 3 million yuan (about 426,000 US dollars) over the next five years by the Tencent Foundation, according to the prize's sponsor and initiators.

The Xplorer Prize was jointly initiated by Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma and 14 scientists in 2018 to support full-time mainland scientists under age of 45 in areas of basic science and cutting-edge technologies, Xinhua reported.

The 50 winners were selected from more than 1,300 entries.

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