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The presentation ceremony was held at Kyoto University on July 13, 2017 to present the Honorary Degree of Doctor to Dr. Ohsumi.
Dr. Ohsumi was granted the title of honorary professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo; the presentation ceremony was held at Komaba campus on Feb. 22, 2017.
Dr. Michel Mayor (Astrophysicist) was announced to receive 2017 Wolf Prize in physics. The Prize is well-known as international award. Dr. Mayor will receive the prize on June at Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Ohsumi (Molecular Cell Biologist, the 2012 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences) was selected as a recipient of the Order of Culture.
On September 12, Keio University announced the 21st Keio Medical Science Prize laureates, and Dr. Tasuku Honjo (Medical Scientist, Professor of Kyoto University, 2016 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences) was selected.
The statistical sciences widely contributes to the latest sciences and technologies, such as the analysis of big data, data science or AI (Artificial Intelligence).
This workshop was offered by Dr. Toyoki Kunitake at the Kyoto International Conference Center on November 12, 2015. (This video clip is available only in Japanese.)
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.
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.