Andrew Chi-Chih Yao
Pioneering Contributions to a New Theory of Computation and Communication and a Fundamental Theory for Its Security
Robert G. Roeder
Biochemist and Molecular Biologist
Discovery of the Principle of Gene Transcription Mechanisms in Eukaryotes
Life Sciences（Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology）
Radically Re-examining “Modernity” by Developing a Philosophy that Focuses on Interactions Between Technoscience and Social Structure
Thought and Ethics
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.