Topics / The 2010 Kyoto Prize Laureates

The Inamori Foundation (President: Kazuo Inamori) is pleased to announce the laureates for the 2010 Kyoto Prize, international awards presented to people who have contributed significantly to the progress of science, the advancement of civilization, and the enrichment and elevation of the human spirit.

*Advanced Technology
"Development of Technology for Generating Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells"
Dr. Shinya Yamanaka

Japan / September 4, 1962
Medical Scientist
Professor, Kyoto University

*Basic Sciences
"Outstanding Contributions to Mathematical Sciences Based on Discrete Optimization Algorithms"
Dr. László Lovász

Hungary, U.S.A. / March 9, 1948
Mathematician
Professor, Eötvös Loránd University

*Arts and Philosophy
"An Artist Who Has Created an Original Art by Fusing Traditional Drawings with Animation and Other Media"
Mr. William Kentridge

South Africa / April 28, 1955
Visual Artist

The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan on November 10, 2010. At the Ceremony, each laureate will be presented with a diploma, a Kyoto Prize Medal (20K gold), and prize money of 50 million yen per category.

Link: THE 2010 KYOTO PRIZE LAUREATES
Link: MEMBERS OF THE 2010 KYOTO PRIZE SELECTION ORGANIZATION

UPDATE : 18.June.2010

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