2018 Kyoto Prize Laureates

Advanced TechnologyBiotechnology and Medical Technology

Discovery of Optogenetics and Development of Causal Systems Neuroscience

Karl Deisseroth
Karl Deisseroth
  • U.S.A. / November 18, 1971
  • Neuroscientist
  • Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Stanford University
Basic SciencesMathematical Sciences (including Pure Mathematics)

Outstanding Contributions to a Broad Spectrum of Modern Mathematics: Advancement of D-module Theory from Its Foundation

Masaki Kashiwara 写真
Masaki Kashiwara
  • Japan / January 30, 1947
  • Mathematician
  • Project Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University
Arts and PhilosophyArts (Painting, Sculpture, Craft, Architecture, Photography, Design, etc.)

An Artist Who Pioneered New Artistic Expression by Integrating Performance Art and New Media, Remaining at the Forefront of Contemporary Art for 50 Years

Joan Jonas 写真
Joan Jonas
  • U.S.A. / July 13, 1936
  • Artist
  • Professor Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology