Anticipating the 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony

2015 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony

Anticipating the 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony

The 2016 Kyoto Prize Laureates, along with a number of honoured guests, will assemble in Kyoto, Japan for the Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony on 10 November. The following two days then see a series of Commemorative Lectures and workshops lead by the 2016 Laureates.

The public lectures are an opportunity for the Laureates to speak about their personal philosophies, life journey and world views, in addition to presenting their professional achievements. Dr Takeo Kanade, awarded in the category of Advanced Technology - Information Science, will be speaking on the topic “Think like an Amateur, Do as an Expert: Fun Research in Computer Vision and Robotics”. Dr Tasuku Honjo, awarded in the category of Basic Sciences - Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology), will speak on the topic “Serendipities of Aquired Immunity”. Dr Martha Craven Nussbaum, awarded in the category of Arts and Philosophy - Thought and Ethics, will be speaking on the topic “Philosophy in the Service of Humanity”. While the workshops offer an opportunity for the Laureates to connect with researchers and experts in their respective fields.

Following the events in Kyoto, the three Laureates will next gather at the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego, USA. The annual symposium is hosted jointly by the Kyoto Symposium Organization and four San Diego-based universities (San Diego State University; University of California, San Diego; University of San Diego; and Point Loma Nazarene University).

In May, the 2016 Laureates travel to Oxford for their final engagement before the 2017 Laureates are announced. We look forward to welcoming the 2016 Laureates to the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government for the inaugural Kyoto Prize at Oxford event.

Image from the 2015 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony celebrations.