The 2005 Kyoto Prize Workshops

Symposium:New Developments of Liquid Crystal Displays

George H. Heilmeier

/  Electronics Engineer

Advanced Technology



11 /12 Sat

13:00 - 17:05

Place: Kyoto International Conferfence Center

Address:Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan



Opening Address Tisato Kajiyama
Introductory Talk Shohei Naemura
“Electronic Display Applications of Crystals, that flow”
Introduction to Laureate Hiroyuki Sakaki
(Chairman of Kyoto Prize Committee, Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo)
Laureate Lecture George H. Heilmeier (the Laureate in Advanced Technology)
“Liquid Crystal Displays: Reminiscence of the Early Days”
Session I Chairperson: Hiroshi Yokoyama
(Director, Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Lecture Katsumi Kondo
(Senior Chief Researcher, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.)
“R&D for Liquid Crystal Display Modes Based on Research on Physical Properties”
Lecture Tatsuo Uchida
(Associate Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
“Progress of the Liquid Crystal Displays and their Future Trends”
Session II Chairperson: Yutaka Ishii
(Group Deputy General Manager, Display Technology Development Group, Sharp Corp.)
Lecture Hideo Takezoe
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Chirality in Bent-Core Mesogens”
Lecture Hirotsugu Kikuchi
(Professor, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University)
“Advanced Liquid Crystals by Hybridization with Polymers”
Closing Remark Shohei Naemura


George H. Heilmeier

Electronics Engineer

In the 1960s, when a “wall-hung TV” was still a dream for the distant future, Dr. Heilmeier felt the challenge to produce flat-panel displays by utilizing the unique properties of liquid crystals. He made pioneering contributions to today’s dramatic technological progress by fabricating and demonstrating the first prototypes of liquid crystal flat-panel displays.


Related information

November 12, 2005
Kyoto International Conferfence Center
Tisato Kajiyama (President, Kyushu University) Shohei Naemura (Manager, Atsugi Technical Center, Liquid Crystals Division, Merck Limited)