|All 50 awardees of Xplorer Prize pose for a group photo during the 2019 Xplorer Prize award ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, November. 2, 2019. The 2019 Xplorer Prizeawards ceremony kicked off here on Saturday. The Xplorer Prize was jointly initiated by Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma and 14 scientists in 2018 to support full-time Chinese mainland-based scientists under age of 45 in areas of fundamental science and cutting-edge technologies. The 50 winners were from 26 organizations across China, including research institutions, universities and an enterprise. Nine of them were under the age of 35. [Xinhua]|
BEIJING, November. 2 (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 US $ 426,000 ) 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.
The 50 winners were selected from more than 1,300 entries.
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