Physics is the basis of the development of modern science and technology, it has great impact on modern life sciences, material science, mechanical engineering, communication, aeronautics and astronautics. Physics also provides the methodology and world view for comprehension of the natural world.

Founded in 2008 by the master mathematician Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, the S.-T. Yau High School Science Award inspires scientific innovations and is designed for high school students all over the world. Advocating innovative thinking and collaborative spirits, the Award dispenses with paper-delivered test format or standardized test answers and instead gives students the opportunity to participate by submitting academic papers. The Award aims at promoting the development of science education in high schools, stimulating students’ research interests and innovative capabilities, as well as discovering and cultivating young talents in scientific disciplines.


  • Stimulate students’ interest in physical research among high school students

  • Encourage innovation in physical thinking among high school students

  • Cultivate young physical talents

  • Encourage discussion between high school teachers and university professors