Laureates of the Japan Prize

Name (b.-d.) Photo Field Achievements Year
[Nationality]Affiliation (Titles at the time)

Dr. Robert E.Kahn (1938-) Photo Information Communication Theory and Technology Creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet 2008
(24th)
lectures
[USA] Chairman, CEO & President of Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Dr. Charles K. Kao (1933-) Photo Information, Computer and Communication Systems For pioneering research on wideband, low-loss optical fiber communications 1996
(12th)
lectures
[USA] Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir (1916-2009) Photo Biotechnology Outstanding achievement in basic theory in the field of immobilized enzymes and their practical applications 1985
(1st)
lectures
[Israel] Professor at Tel Aviv University and at Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Gurdev S. Khush (1935-) Photo Improvement of Biological Functions Development of the IR8 and IR36 strains for rice breeding strategies geared to the tropical and subtropical zones 1987
(3rd)
lectures
[India] Head of the Plant Breeding Department at the International Rice Research Institute
Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto (1939-) Photo Bioscience and Medical Science Discovery of interleukin-6 and its application in treating diseases 2011
(27th)
[Japan] Emeritus Professor, Osaka University
Dr. Edward F. Knipling (1909-2000) Photo Science and Technology for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery which conserves the Environment Pioneer contributions in the development of integrated pest management by the sterile insect release method and other biological approaches 1995
(11th)
lectures
[USA] Retired Director, Entomology Research Division, Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Willem J. Kolff (1911-2009) Photo Medical Technology Research and development of artificial organs and their relevant technology 1986
(2nd)
lectures
[USA] Professor at the University of Utah. Head of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Dr. David E. Kuhl (1929-) Photo Technological Integration of Medical Science and Engineering Contribution to tomographic imaging in nuclear medicine 2009
(25th)
lectures
[USA] Professor, Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School
Prof. John H. Lawton (1943-) Photo Science and Technology for Conservation of Biodiversity Observational, experimental and theoretical achievements for the scientific understanding and conservation of biodiversity 2004
(20th)
lectures
[UK] Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council
Dr. Jacques-Louis Lions (1928-2001) Photo Applied Mathematics Contributions to analysis and control of distributed systems, and to promotion of applied analysis 1991
(7th)
lectures
[France] The Chairman of Analysis and Systems Control at the Collège de France and the President of National Center of Space Studies
Dr. Nicholas B. Lydon (1957-) Photo Healthcare and Medical Technology Development of a new therapeutic drug targeting cancer-specific molecules 2012
(28th)
lectures
[USA] Founder and Director Blueprint Medicines
Dr. Theodore H. Maiman (1927-2007) Photo

Electro-Optics

Realization of the world's first laser

1987
(3rd)
lectures

[USA] Former chief of research at Hughes Research Laboratories President of Maiman Associates Inc.

Dr. Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010) Photo Science and Technology of Complexity Creation of universal concepts in complex systems-chaos and fractals 2003
(19th)
lectures
[USA] Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Department, Yale University IBM Fellow Emeritus, TJ Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation
Dr. Luc Montagnier (1932-) Photo Preventative Medicine Discovery of the AIDS causing virus and development of diagnostic methods 1988
(4th)
lectures
[France] Chief, Department of Virus Tumours, Pasteur Institute
Prof. Ian L. McHarg (1920-2001) Photo City Planning Establishment of an ecological city planning process and proposal of a land use evaluation system 2000
(16th)
lectures
[USA] Professor Emeritus, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Dan Peter McKenzie (1942-) Photo Earth Science Initiation of the theory of plate tectonics and contributions to its development 1990
(6th)
lectures
[UK] Professor at Cambridge University
Dr. Victor A. McKusick (1921-2008) Photo Medical Genomics and Genetics Establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development 2008
(24th)
lectures
[USA] University Professor of Medical Genetics, the McKusick- Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Anne McLaren (1927-2007) Photo Developmental Biology Pioneering work on mammalian embryonic development 2002
(18th)
lectures
[UK] Principal Research Associate, Wellcome Trust / CRC Institute
Dr. Dennis L. Meadows (1942-) Photo Transformation towards a Sustainable Society in Harmony with Nature Contribution towards a sustainable world as founded in the 1972 Report titled The Limits to Growth 2009
(25th)
lectures
[USA] Professor Emeritus of Systems Policy, University of New Hampshire President,Laboratory for Interactive Learning
Dr. Marvin Minsky (1927-2016) Photo Technology of Integration- Design, Production and Control Technologies Establishment of an academic field named Artificial Intelligence and the proposal of fundamental theories in that field 1990
(6th)
lectures
[USA] Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT
Dr. William Jason Morgan (1935-) Photo Earth Science Initiation of the theory of plate tectonics and contributions to its development 1990
(6th)
lectures
[USA] Professor at Princeton University
Dr. Kary B. Mullis (1944-) Photo Molecular and Cellular Technology in Medicine Development of the polymerase chain reaction 1993
(9th)
lectures
[USA] Founder and Vice President Research, Atomic Tags, Inc.
Dr. Makoto Nagao (1936-) Photo Information and Media Technology Pioneering contributions to natural language processing and intelligent image processing 2005
(21st)
lectures
[Japan] President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Dr. Seiji Ogawa (1934-) Photo Visualizing Techniques in Medicine Discovery of the principle for functional magnetic resonance imaging 2003
(19th)
lectures
[Japan]Director, Ogawa Laboratories for Brain Function Research, Hamano Life Science Research Foundation

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