Laureates of the Japan Prize

Year Field Photo Name (b.-d.) Achievements
[Nationality]Affiliation (Titles at the time)
2009
(25th)
lectures
Transformation towards a Sustainable Society in Harmony with Nature Photo Dr. Dennis L. Meadows (1942-) Contribution towards a sustainable world as founded in the 1972 Report titled The Limits to Growth
[USA] Professor Emeritus of Systems Policy, University of New Hampshire President,Laboratory for Interactive Learning
Technological Integration of Medical Science and Engineering Photo Dr. David E. Kuhl (1929-) Contribution to tomographic imaging in nuclear medicine
[USA] Professor, Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School
         
2008
(24th)
lectures
Information Communication Theory and Technology Photo Dr. Vinton G.Cerf (1943-) Creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet (Joint Award)
[USA] Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Inc.
Photo Dr. Robert E.Kahn (1938-)
[USA] Chairman, CEO & President of Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Medical Genomics and Genetics Photo Dr. Victor A. McKusick (1921-2008) Establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development
[USA] University Professor of Medical Genetics, the McKusick- Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University
         
2007
(23rd)
lectures

Innovative Devices Inspired by Basic Research Photo Prof. Albert Fert (1938-) The discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance(GMR) and its contribution to development of innovative spin-electronics devices (Joint Award)
[France] University of Paris-South
Photo Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg (1939-)
[Germany] The Research Center of Solid State Physics
Science and Technology of Harmonious
Co-Existence
Photo Dr. Peter Shaw Ashton (1934-) Contribution to the conservation of tropical forest
[UK] Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry
         
2006
(22nd)
lectures
Global Change Photo Sir John Houghton (1931-) For pioneeering research on atmospheric structure and composition based on his satellite observation technology and for promotion of international assessments of climate change
[UK] Honorary Scientist, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research and Formerly Chief Executive, Meteorological Offi ce, U.K.
The Development of Novel Therapeutic Concepts and Technologies Photo Dr. Akira Endo (1933-) The discovery of the statins and their development
[Japan] Director, Biopharm Research Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
         
2005
(21st)
lectures
Information and Media Technology Photo Dr. Makoto Nagao (1936-) Pioneering contributions to natural language processing and intelligent image processing
[Japan] President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Cell Biology Photo Dr. Masatoshi Takeichi (1943-) Fundamental contribution in elucidating the molecular mechanisms of cell adhesion (Joint Award)
[Japan] Director of RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Photo Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti (1940-)
[USA] Distinguished Professor, The Burnham Institute
         
2004
(20th)
lectures
Chemical Technology for the Environment Photo Dr. Kenichi Honda (1925-2011) Pioneering work on photochemical catalysis and its application for the environment (Joint Award)
[Japan] Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Photo Dr. Akira Fujishima (1942-)
[Japan] Chairman, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
Food Production Based on Ecosystem Concepts Photo Dr. Keith J. Sainsbury (1951-) Contributions to the understanding of shelf ecosystems and their sustainable utilization
[New Zealand] Senior Principal Research Scientist, Division of Marine Research, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Science and Technology for Conservation of Biodiversity Photo Prof. John H. Lawton (1943-) Observational, experimental and theoretical achievements for the scientific understanding and conservation of biodiversity
[UK] Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council
         
2003
(19th)
lectures
Science and Technology of Complexity Photo Dr. Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010) Creation of universal concepts in complex systems-chaos and fractals (Joint Award)
[USA] Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Department, Yale University IBM Fellow Emeritus, TJ Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation
Photo Dr. James A. Yorke (1941-)
[USA] Dist inguished University Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland
Visualizing Techniques in Medicine Photo Dr. Seiji Ogawa (1934-) Discovery of the principle for functional magnetic resonance imaging
[Japan]Director, Ogawa Laboratories for Brain Function Research, Hamano Life Science Research Foundation
         
2002
(18th)
lectures
Computing and Computational Science and Engineering Photo Dr. Timothy John Berners-Lee (1955-) Advancement of civilization through invention, implementation and deployment of the world wide web
[UK] Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory for Computer Science, M.I.T.
Developmental Biology Photo Dr. Anne McLaren (1927-2007) Pioneering work on mammalian embryonic development (Joint Award)
[UK] Principal Research Associate, Wellcome Trust / CRC Institute
Photo Dr. Andrzej K. Tarkowski (1933-)
[Poland] Director of the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University
         
2001
(17th)
lectures
Science and Technology of Environment Conscious Materials Photo Dr. John B. Goodenough (1922-) Discovery of environmentally benign electrode materials for high energy density rechargeable lithium batteries
[USA] Professor, University of Texas
Marine Biology Photo Dr. Timothy R. Parsons (1932-) Contribution to the development of biological / fisheries oceanography and for conservation of fishery resources and marine environment
[Canada] Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
         
2000
(16th)
lectures
City Planning Photo Prof. Ian L. McHarg (1920-2001) Establishment of an ecological city planning process and proposal of a land use evaluation system
[USA] Professor Emeritus, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Host Defense Photo Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka (1925-) Discovery of Immunoglobulin E and mechanisms of IgE-mediated allergic reactions
[Japan] President Emeritus, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

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