Date: Mar 21, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taiwanese chemist Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) is one of 10 Nobel Prize-winning scientists being honored in a photographic exhibition organized by the US’ National Academy of Sciences for their contributions to the field of human rights, Academia Sinica said on Tuesday.
Lee was selected by the academy’s Committee on Human Rights for the exhibition titled “Advancing Rights and Freedoms: Science, Human Dignity and the Nobel Prize,” which is being held at the academy’s Washington headquarters until June 1, the institute said in a news release.
In addition to portraits of the selected laureates, the exhibition features abstracts chronicling their respective human rights achievements, it said.
On its Web site, the exhibition cites Lee’s “efforts to call attention to the human rights implications of climate change,” which it said demonstrated “the profound and enduring connections between science and human rights, and the important role for science in advancing human dignity worldwide.” [FULL STORY]