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This workshop was offered by Dr. Michel Mayor at the Kyoto International Conference Center on November 12, 2015.
Prof. Simon A. Levin, the 2005 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences received the National Medal of Science on January 22. The Medal was established in 1959. It is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering.
Dr. Robert S Langer (Biomedical Engineer), the 2014 Kyoto Prize laureate in Advanced Technology was announced to receive 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal. The award is well known as international renowned Science and Technology Award. The historical laureates of the award lists Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein.
Ms. Fukumi Shimura, a dyeing and weaving artist and the 2014 Kyoto Prize laureate in Arts and Philosophy, was selected as a recipient of the Order of Culture. Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular cell biologist and the 2012 Kyoto Prize Basic Sciences laureate, was selected as a recipient of the Person of Cultural Merits. Dr. Shigetada Nakanishi who has been guiding Kyoto Prize Selection and Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu also selected as a recipient of the Order of Culture. Awards of Dyeing and Weaving Field and Optical Communication and Technology Field are firstly given historically.
Fukumi Shimura is a dyeing and weaving artist who won the 2014 Kyoto Prize.
Ms. Fukumi Shimura is a dyeing and weaving artist who won the 2014 Kyoto Prize. This visual and sound installation portrays as beautiful her view of the world. The film was presented originally at the Kyoto Prize Workshop in Arts and Philosophy in Kyoto on November 12, 2014 and also at the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego on March 19, 2015.
Dr. Isamu Akasaki, a semiconductor scientist and the 2009 Kyoto Prize laureate, was selected as the 2014 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics. The presentation ceremony will be held in Stockholm on December 10, 2014.
Professor Simon Asher Levin received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement on April 25. The Tyler Prize was established in 1973 as one of the world’s first international environmental awards. It is awarded to individuals who have made significant achievements in the fields of environmental science, environmental health and energy. Professor Levin was highly commended for his research elucidating the complexity of and relationships between species and ecosystems. At the award ceremony on April 25, 2014, Professor Levin was presented with a check for US$200,000.
Medical Scientist, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka (2010 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Advanced Technology) recently received the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences along with a cash reward of US$ 3 million. The prize was founded by top U.S. business executives: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, Inc., Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google, Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman of the board of Apple Inc. and others, to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. Dr.Yamanaka’s selection reflects the development of technology for generating Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells.
Kabuki Actor, Tamasaburo Bando V (2011 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy) received the title of Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters), the highest cultural decoration in France, at a ceremony held at the Palais-Royal in Paris on February 19. The honorary award is presented to individuals from France or other countries for outstanding artistic and cultural achievements. Tamasaburo’s selection reflects the high esteem in which he is held as an onnagata (actor of female roles).
Biologist, Dr. Leroy Edward Hood (2002 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Advanced Technology) was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science on February 1. He was given the medal by President Barack Obama himself at a ceremony held at the White House. Dr. Hood was selected for pioneering spirit, passion, vision, inventions, and leadership combined with unique cross-disciplinary approaches resulting in entrepreneurial ventures, transformative commercial products, and several new scientific disciplines.