2017 Kyoto Prize Laureates

Advanced TechnologyElectronics

Invention of the High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) and Its Development for the Progress of Information and Communications Technology

Takashi Mimura
Takashi Mimura
  • Japan / December 14, 1944
  • Semiconductor Engineer
  • Honorary Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. / Executive Visiting Researcher, Advanced ICT Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Basic SciencesBiological Sciences (Evolution, Behavior, Ecology, Environment)

Development of Process-based Models of Photosynthesis and Their Contributions to the Science of Global Environmental Changes

Graham Farquhar 写真
Graham Farquhar
  • Australia / December 8, 1947
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Distinguished Professor, The Australian National University
Arts and PhilosophyMusic

A Musicologist and Critic of Prodigious Erudition Who Has Transformed Contemporary Perspectives on Music through Historical Research and Essays That Defy Conventional Critical Paradigms

Richard Taruskin 写真
Richard Taruskin
  • U.S.A. / April 2, 1945
  • Musicologist
  • Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley