The 2023 Kyoto Prize

Commemorative Lectures

Commemorative lectures by Kyoto Prize laureates are held in Kyoto. These lectures provide an opportunity to get to know not only the achievements of the laureates but also their views on life and personalities. The laureates, who have reached the pinnacles of their respective fields, talk about their research, art and life with various episodes. Please come and join us.
*Dr. Ryuzo Yanagimachi, the 2023 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Advanced Technology, passed away on September 28 JST. We would like to express our most sincere condolences. The Kyoto Prize Commemorative Lectures on November 11 will take place with some changes to the program.


11 /11 Sat

13:00 - 16:00

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

Capacity:1,500 persons (FCFS)

Languages:Simultaneous interpretation is provided.

Admission Free

This event was over. We deeply appreciate that we had lots of attendance.


The 2023 Kyoto Prize Kyoto Prize Laureates


12:00 Doors open
13:00 Opening
Opening Address
Shinobu Inamori-Kanazawa(President of the Inamori Foundation)
13:05 Kyoto Prize Commemorative Lecture in Basic Sciences
Elliott H. Lieb
“My Journey Through Physics and Mathematics”
14:00 Introduction of the Laureate in Advanced Technology
Hidenori Akutsu (Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Research Institute, National Center for Child Health and Development)
Atsuo Ogura (Deputy Center Director, BioResource Research Center, RIKEN)
14:50 Intermission(20 minutes)
15:10 Kyoto Prize Commemorative Lecture in Arts and Philosophy
Nalini Malani
“My Reality is Different”
16:00 Closing

*The Commemorative Lectures will take place with some changes to the program for Advanced Technology to look back on the personality and the work of Dr. Yanagimachi.
*After each lecture, navigator Miki Sumiyoshi (former NHK announcer / freelance) will ask the laureates about the lecture and their views on life from the audience’s perspective.

Organized by Inamori Foundation
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kyoto City Board of Education, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, The Kyoto Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi Newspapers, The Sankei Shimbun, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Jiji Press, Kyodo News, NHK, Kyoto Broadcasting System, α-STATION FM KYOTO


Please direct all queries to the secretariat of the Kyoto Prize in Congrès Inc.