Outstanding Achievement Award Conferral for Professor Sun Kwok
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As part of China 100, the College of Science and Engineering recommended astronomy alumnus, Sun Kwok, for an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota. The award was conferred on him in October. Professor Kwok, Dean of Science at the University of Hong Kong, was cited by the University as an "Outstanding astrophysicist, who demonstrated that the dying stars in the immense structures called planetary nebulae form dust and also forge organic compounds that may play a role in the origin of life." Read more about this award.
He was also honored as an "exemplary educator, who reformed and expanded the teaching of science at the University of Hong Kong, and who has popularized science through his writings." He was also praised as an "energetic leader, who led Canada’s and Taiwan’s participation in international astronomy and spurred the growth of astronomical research in Asia."