On 14 and 15 May 2019 we welcomed the three 2018 Kyoto Prize Laureates – mathematician Dr Masaki Kashiwara, neuroscientist Dr Karl Deisseroth, and artist Ms Joan Jonas – who gave public talks, lead academic workshops and took part in a number of activities across the University of Oxford.
Kyoto Prize at Oxford 2019 highlights: Neuroscience, mathematics and art come together
Highlights from the Kyoto Prize at Oxford, hosted for the third year at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford on 14 and 15 May.
Watch Joan Jonas speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
Watch Dr Karl Deisseroth speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
Public lecture by neuroscientist Dr Karl Deisseroth, 2018 Laureate for Advanced Technology
Dr Deisseroth has been a pioneer in ‘optogenetics’ – a breakthrough method for studying the brain in which neurons can be activated or inhibited on the millisecond scale using light.
The lecture will be preceded by an official welcome from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford,…...more
Public lecture by mathematician Dr Masaki Kashiwara, 2018 Laureate for Basic Sciences
Dr Kashiwara established the theory of D-modules, thereby playing a decisive role in the creation and development of algebraic analysis. His numerous achievements have exerted great influence on various fields of mathematics and contributed strongly to their development.
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Public lecture by artist Ms Joan Jonas, 2018 Laureate for Arts and Philosophy
Ms Jonas created a new artistic form by integrating performance art and video art, and has continuously evolved her original medium, remaining at the forefront of contemporary art.
This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
Photo courtesy of the Inamori Foundation.