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Monday, June 24, 2013

Kyoto Prize 1985-2013

Kyoto Prize info from wikipedia (general info & list of winners and from the Inamori Foundation, accessed 6/24/13

Inamori: The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.

Laureates shall in principle be individuals (one person per category). However, in special cases a single Prize may be shared among more than one person. Selection is made without regard to nationality, race, sex, age, or religion. Each laureate is presented with a diploma, a 20K gold Kyoto Prize medal, and prize money of 50 million yen per category.

Each Kyoto Prize category comprises four fields. The specific fields to be awarded in a given year are determined each year.

wiki:  The Kyoto Prize (京都賞 Kyōto-shō?) is a Japanese award similar in intent to the Nobel Prize. It recognizes outstanding works in the fields of philosophy, arts, science and technology. It has been awarded annually since 1985 by the Inamori Foundation, founded by Kazuo Inamori. The awards are given not only to those that are top representatives of their own respective field, but also to those that have contributed to humanity with their work. It has been awarded annually to "those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind".  The Kyoto Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in fields which are traditionally not honored with a Nobel Prize. It is sometimes referred to as the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Biological sciences
1986: George Evelyn Hutchinson (U.S., 1903 – 87)
1990: Jane Goodall (U.K., born 1934)
1993: William Donald Hamilton (U.K., 1936–2000)
1997: Daniel Hunt Janzen (U.S., born 1939)
2001: John Maynard Smith (U.K., 1920–2004)
2005: Simon Asher Levin (U.S., born 1941)
2009: Peter Grant (U.K., born 1936) and Rosemary Grant (U.K., born 1936) [1]
2013: Masatoshi Nei (U.S., born 1931)

Mathematical sciences
1989: Izrail Moiseevich Gelfand (Russia, 1913–2009)
1994: André Weil (France, 1906–1998)
1998: Kiyoshi Itō (Japan, 1915–2008)
2002: Mikhail Gromov (France, born 1943)
2006: Hirotsugu Akaike (Japan, 1927–2009)
2010: László Lovász (Hungary, born 1948)

Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
1987: Jan Hendrik Oort (Netherlands, 1900 – 92)
1991: Edward Norton Lorenz (U.S., 1917–2008)
1995: Chūshirō Hayashi (Japan, 1920–2010)
1999: Walter Heinrich Munk (U.S., born 1917)
2003: Eugene Newman Parker (U.S., born 1927)
2007: Hiroo Kanamori (Japan, born 1936)
2011: Rashid Alievich Sunyaev (Russia, born 1943)

Life sciences
1992: Yasutomi Nishizuka (Japan, 1932–2004)
1996: Mario Renato Capecchi (U.S., born 1937)
2000: Walter Jakob Gehring (Switzerland, born 1939)
2004: Alfred G. Knudson (U.S., born 1922)
2008: Anthony James Pawson (Canada / U.K., born 1952)
2012: Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan, born 1945)

Cognitive science
1988: Avram Noam Chomsky (U.S., born 1928)

Advanced technology
1985: Rudolf Emil Kalman (U.S., born 1930 in Budapest, Hungary)
1989: Amos E. Joel, Jr. (U.S., 1918–2008)
1993: Jack St. Clair Kilby (U.S., 1923–2005)
1997: Federico Faggin (Italy, born 1941), Stanley Mazor (U.S., born 1941), Marcian Edward Hoff Jr. (U.S., born 1937), Masatoshi Shima (Japan, born 1943)
2001: Zhores Ivanovich Alferov (Russia, born 1930), Izuo Hayashi (Japan, 1922–2005), Morton B. Panish (U.S., born 1929)
2005: George H. Heilmeier (U.S., born 1936)
2009: Isamu Akasaki (Japan, born 1929)
2013: Robert H. Dennard (U.S., born 1932)

Biotechnology and medical technology
1986: Nicole Marthe Le Douarin (France, born 1930)
1990: Sydney Brenner (South Africa, born 1927)
1994: Paul Christian Lauterbur (U.S., 1929–2007)
1998: Kurt Wüthrich (Switzerland, born 1938)
2002: Leroy Edward Hood (U.S., born 1938)
2006: Leonard Herzenberg (U.S., born 1931)
2010: Shinya Yamanaka (Japan, born 1962)

Materials science and engineering
1987: Morris Cohen (U.S., 1911–2005)
1991: Michael Szwarc (U.S., 1909–2000)
1995: George William Gray (U.K., born 1926)
1999: W. David Kingery (U.S., 1926–2000)
2003: George McClelland Whitesides (U.S., born 1939)
2007: Hiroo Inokuchi (Japan, born 1927)
2011: John Werner Cahn (U.S., born 1928)

Information science
1988: John McCarthy (U.S., 1927–2011)
1992: Maurice Vincent Wilkes (U.K., 1913–2010)
1996: Donald Ervin Knuth (U.S., born 1938)
2000: Sir Antony Hoare (U.K., born 1934)
2004: Alan Curtis Kay (U.S., born 1940)
2008: Richard M. Karp (U.S., born 1935)
2012: Ivan Edward Sutherland (U.S., born 1938)

Arts and philosophy
1985: Olivier Messiaen (France, 1908–1992)
1989: John Cage (U.S., 1912–1992)
1993: Witold Lutosławski (Poland, 1913–1994)
1997: Iannis Xenakis (France, 1922–2001)
2001: György Ligeti (Austria, 1923–2006)
2005: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Austria, born 1929)
2009: Pierre Boulez (France, born 1925)
2013: Cecil Taylor (U.S., born 1929)

1986: Isamu Noguchi (U.S., 1904–1988)
1990: Renzo Piano (Italy, born 1937)
1995: Roy Lichtenstein (U.S., 1923–1997)
1998: Nam June Paik (U.S., 1932–2006)
2002: Tadao Ando (Japan, born 1941)
2006: Issey Miyake (Japan, born 1938)
2010: William Kentridge (South Africa, born 1955)

Theater, cinema
1987: Andrzej Wajda (Poland, born 1926)
1991: Peter Stephen Paul Brook (U.K., born 1925)
1994: Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1910 – 98)
1999: Maurice Béjart (France, 1927 – 07)
2003: Tamao Yoshida (Japan, born 1919)
2007: Pina Bausch (Germany, 1940–2009)
2011: Tamasaburo Bando V (Japan, born 1950)

Thought and ethics
1988: Paul Thieme (Germany, 1905–2001)
1992: Karl Raimund Popper (U.K., 1902 – 94)
1996: Willard Van Orman Quine (U.S., 1908–2000)
2000: Paul Ricœur (France, 1913–2005)
2004: Jürgen Habermas (Germany, born 1929)
2008: Charles Margrave Taylor (Canada, born 1931)
2012: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (India, born 1942)

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