By: Wu Jui-chi and Ko Lin
Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a recipient of the 2018 Tang Prize in
sustainable development, said Tuesday that he is looking forward to forming academic exchanges with local teachers and students during a visit he is making to Taiwan.
Ramanathan, a climate scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), arrived in Taipei that day with his wife and daughter for the upcoming Tang Prize award ceremony, which is due to take place Friday in the city’s Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
The Tang Prize laureate said he was happy to be back in Taiwan, adding that winning the award means a great deal to him.
On Wednesday, he will deliver a keynote speech at National Taiwan University (NTU), and another one at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan Sept. 27.