The 2023 Kyoto Prize
The presentation ceremony and related events to be held for the first time in four years.
Contributions to the Elucidation of Fertilization Mechanisms and the Establishment of Microinsemination Technology
Biotechnology and Medical Technology
Elliott H. Lieb
Mathematician and Physicist
Pioneering Mathematical Research in Physics, Chemistry, and Quantum Information Science Based on Many-Body Physics
Mathematical Sciences（including Pure Mathematics）
An Artist from the Non-Western World Who Has Faced the Predicaments of the Oppressed, Pioneered Artistic Expression Representing the Voice of the Voiceless, and Contributed to the “Decentralization” of Art
Arts（Painting, Sculpture, Craft, Architecture, Photography, Design, etc.）
In this series of “Unearthing the Words of Kyoto Prize Laureates,” we will interview the past laureates of the Kyoto Prize and take a closer look at the words that they delivered at their Commemorative Lectures to get to the heart of their unique ideas, thought process, and attitudes as inquirers.
Kyoto Prize since 1984
“A human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humanity and the world.”
Kazuo Inamori (Founder of Inamori Foundation)
Founded in 1984 by Kazuo Inamori, the Kyoto Prize is an international award of Japanese origin that honors individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and technology, as well as arts and philosophy.