Topics / The 2011 Kyoto Prize Laureates

The Inamori Foundation (President: Kazuo Inamori) is pleased to announce the laureates for the 2011 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
"Outstanding Contribution to Alloy Materials Engineering by the Establishment of Spinodal Decomposition Theory"
Dr. John Werner Cahn

U.S.A. / January 9, 1928
Materials Scientist
Emeritus Senior NIST Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

*Basic Sciences
"Proposal of the Theory of Fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation to Explore the Expanding Universe, and Outstanding Contribution to High-Energy Astronomy"
Dr. Rashid Alievich Sunyaev

Russia, Germany. / March 1, 1943
Astrophysicist
Director, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Chief Scientist, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

*Arts and Philosophy
"A Creator of Elegant Beauty Whose Artistry with Kabuki at Its Core Crosses Many Genres of Performing Arts"
Tamasaburo Bando V

Japan / April 25, 1950
Kabuki Actor

The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan on November 10, 2011. 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: MEMBERS OF THE 2011 KYOTO PRIZE SELECTION ORGANIZATION

UPDATE : 24.June.2011

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