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Ho-Am Prize for individuals who have contributed to academics, the arts, and social development

2018 Laureates

  • The Ho-Am Prize in Science
  • Hee Oh
    Abraham Robinson Professor, Yale University, USA /
    Scholar, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • A world-leading mathematician in the field of homogeneous dynamics who proved the asymptotics of the number of circles for a fractal structure known as an 'Apollonian circle packing'. Her achievement is highly regarded to be of value in interpreting the structure of fractals existing in nature.

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  • The Ho-Am Prize in Engineering
  • Nam-Gyu Park
    Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • A global leader in the field of next-generation photovoltaics who has first introduced a solid-state perovskite solar cell with long-term stability and high-efficiency. His pioneering work is contributing to the industrialization of the perovskite solar cell.

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  • The Ho-Am Prize in Medicine
  • Gou Young Koh
    Distinguished Professor, KAIST /
    Director, Center for Vascular Research, IBS, Korea
  • A leading expert in the field of tumor angiogenesis who demonstrated tumor progression and metastasis can be effectively reduced by tumor vessel normalization. This counterintuitive study result is regarded as a stepping stone for a drug discovery to prevent microvascular diseases.

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  • The Ho-Am Prize in The Arts
  • Kwangchul Youn
    Opera Singer
  • A world-renowned bass opera singer who has been performing in the world's most notable opera houses for 25 years and acclaimed for "Standing Small, Singing Big," powered by his vocal accuracy, profound understanding of opera pieces, and charismatic performances.

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  • The Ho-Am Prize in Community Service
  • Carla Kang (Lidia Tallone)
    Sister
  • An Italian Sister who first set her foot on the barren land of Korea in 1968. For five decades, she dedicated her life to caring for the mind and body of Korean lepers, the homeless, the sick, and the poor, and now widely known as "An angel with blue eyes" through her acts of kindness.

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