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September 25, 2014

An obituary notice of Dr. Georges Vendryes, the laureate of the 1988 (4th) Japan Prize.

Dr. Georges Vendryes, the laureate of the 1988(4th) Japan Prize in the field of “Energy, Technology”, passed away at the age of ninety four on September 16th, 2014.
We are so saddened to learn of his passing and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and friends.
His contribution to the establishment of the fundamentals of nuclear power design and the promotion of fast breeder reactor development leading into the successful completion of “Super Phoenix”, the world first large-scale test breeder, clearly marked an important milestone. May his soul rest in peace.

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Japan Prize News No.61

2019 Japan Prize Laureates Announced
This year’s Japan Prize will be awarded to Prof. Yoshio Okamoto who established the concept of asymmetric polymerization for the creation of helical polymers, and developed the results into a practical separation method for optically active drugs, and to Prof. Rattan Lal who proposed and practiced the sustainable soil management method that contributes to both the stability of food security and environment conservation for climate change mitigation
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