The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2018

is awarded to

Jean-Loup Puget

for his contributions to astronomy in the infrared to submillimetre spectral
range. He detected the cosmic far-infrared background from past
star-forming galaxies, and proposed aromatic hydrocarbon molecules as a
constituent of interstellar matter. With the Planck space mission, he has
dramatically advanced our knowledge of cosmology in the presence of
interstellar matter foregrounds.

14 May 2018   Hong Kong