The Inamori Foundation (President: Kazuo Inamori) is pleased to announce the laureates for the 2012 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.
"Pioneering Achievements in the Development of Computer Graphics and Interactive Interfaces"
Dr. Ivan Edward Sutherland
U.S.A. / May 16, 1938
Visiting Scientist, Portland State University
"Outstanding Contribution to Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Significance of Autophagy, a Cellular Adaptive System to Environment"
Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi
Japan / February 9, 1945
Molecular Cell Biologist
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
*Arts and Philosophy
"A Critical Theorist and Educator Speaking for the Humanities Against Intellectual Colonialism in Relation to the Globalized World"
Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
India / February 24, 1942
Literary Critic, Educator
University Professor, Columbia University
The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan on November 10, 2012. 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 2012 KYOTO PRIZE SELECTION ORGANIZATION
UPDATE : 22.June.2012