Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Year Field Photo Name (b.-d.) Achievements
[Nationality]Affiliation (Titles at the time)
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 (1929-2017)

Contribution to tomographic imaging in nuclear medicine
[USA] Professor, Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School
Information Communication Theory and Technology Photo

Dr. Vinton G.Cerf (1943-)

Creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet
[USA] Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Inc.

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
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
[France] University of Paris-South

Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg (1939-2018)

[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
Global Change Photo

Sir John Houghton (1931-2020)

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 Office, 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
Information and Media Technology Photo

Dr. Makoto Nagao (1936-2021)

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
[Japan] Director of RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti (1940-)

[USA] Distinguished Professor, The Burnham Institute
Chemical Technology for the Environment Photo

Dr. Kenichi Honda (1925-2011)

Pioneering work on photochemical catalysis and its application for the environment
[Japan] Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

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
Science and Technology of Complexity Photo

Dr. Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010)

Creation of universal concepts in complex systems-chaos and fractals
[USA] Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Department, Yale University
IBM Fellow Emeritus, TJ Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation

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
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
[UK] Principal Research Associate, Wellcome Trust / CRC Institute

Dr. Andrzej K. Tarkowski (1933-2016)

[Poland] Director of the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw Universitys
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
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 (1925-2018)

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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