The Presentation Ceremony of the 2012 Kyoto Prize was held today on November 10th at the Kyoto International Conference Center. The Kyoto Prize is an annual international award presented in three categories to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of mankind.
For this year, Dr. Ivan Edward Sutherland (age 74, U.S.A.) was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology from the field of Information Science. Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi (age 67, Japan) was honored with the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences from the field of Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology). And for the category of Arts and Philosophy, Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (age 70, India) was awarded from the field of Thought and Ethics.