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A great oceanographer, Dr. Walter H. Munk completed a long journey of his life on February 8, 2019. He was 101.
On February 5, Northwestern University, the United States announced that Dr. Alan Kay known as a father of “personal computer” would receive honorary degree from the university.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH Director: Francis S. Collins) has awarded 89 grants that will provide funding, total approximately $282 million expected over five years to extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.
Congratulations on winning this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. We are quite proud of Dr. Honjo’s achievement being highly acclaimed and leading to this accolade.
A spacecraft named after a physicist Eugene Newman Parker will be launched in mid August, 2018. The Parker Solar Probe will approach to the closest ever, 4 million miles from the surface of the sun, in the human history.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarding the Fields Medal, Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, and others announced to present the Chern Medal that is awarded to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics to Dr. Masaki Kashiwara, the 2018 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences, Project Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. Dr. Kashiwara is the first Japanese winner.
Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute (TPCRI) (Aichi, Japan) established the Hiroo INOKUCHI Hall in May, 2018 in honor of Dr. Hiroo Inokuchi who has made significant contributions to the progress of science and technology in Japan and the development of Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute.
“Marcel Grossmann Award” is presented to individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contribution in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr. Rashid Sunyaev, Astrophysicist amid others received the 2018 Marcel Grossmann Award during the 15th Marcel Grossmann Meeting in Rome, Italy, July 1-7, 2018.
Dr. Karl Deisseroth (Neuroscientist, Stanford University) the 2018 Kyoto Prize laureate in Advanced Technology visited Kyoto for participating in the international conference on July 2, 2018.
On February 6, the BBVA Foundation in Spain announced “Frontiers of Knowledge Award” went to Dr. Peter Grant and Dr. Rosemary Grant, Evolutionary Biologists of Princeton University in the United States.
On December 7, 2017, the presentation ceremony was held at Kwansei Gakuin University (here in after KG) ; the “Honorable Doctor” was given to Dr. Mimura, for his great achievements of research as well as the 2017 Kyoto Prize awarded in November.
“The Royal Medal goes to Dr. Peter Grant and Dr. Rosemary Grant at Princeton University in the United States,” the Royal Society of London announced on July 18, 2017. They were recognized “for the research on the ecology and evolution of Darwin’s finches on the Galápagos, demonstrating that natural selection occurs frequently and that evolution is rapid as a result.” It is the first time for the husband-and-wife team to receive the Royal Medal in its long history.