Hee Oh wins 2018 Ho-Am Prize for Science

Yale mathematician Hee Oh

Mathematician Hee Oh has won the 2018 Ho-Am Prize for Science, a prestigious annual award presented to a person of Korean heritage for outstanding accomplishments in basic science.

The prize is one of five annual awards given by the Ho-Am Foundation and named after the founder of Samsung Byung-chull Lee (pen-named Ho-Am). It will be presented on June 1 in a ceremony in Seoul. Recipients of the Ho-Am Prize receive a laureate diploma, a pure gold medal, and a cash prize of 300 million Korean won (approximately $275,000).