Laureates honored at Kyoto Prize Symposium gala

Mary and Walter Munk

Picture 3 of 9

Photo by Carol Sonstein

The San Diego Hilton Bayside hosted the 11th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium gala on March 20. The three-day symposium provides an opportunity for an international audience to learn about the achievements of the current Kyoto Prize Laureates and to discuss the relationship between their accomplishments and the common quest for peace and harmony in the world.

Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, served as honorary chairman of the event, co-hosted by San Diego State University, UC San Diego, University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University.

The three 2012 laureates are U.S. materials scientist John W. Cahn, 84; astrophysicist, with citizenship in Russia and Germany, Dr. Rashid A. Sunyaev, 69; and Japanese Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando V, 61.

Japan’s non-profit Inamori Foundation presents the Kyoto Prize to individuals and groups worldwide who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the betterment of society in the categories Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. The prize consists of academic honors, a gold medal, and a cash gift of 50 million yen (about $625,000) per category, making it Japan’s highest private award for global achievement.PHotos by Carol Sonstein

Related posts:

  1. Newcomers share their generous spirit at holiday party
  2. Rooftop party brings Christmas spirit to homeless kids
  3. Couture show raises funds for the upcoming Old Globe season
  4. Ice cream social brings out smiles
  5. Museum’s contemporary art group gathers in La Jolla garden

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=62301

Posted by Staff on Apr 18, 2012. Filed under Life, Social Photo Galleries. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Congregation Beth Am Labor Day Picnic September 2, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am held a festive Labor Day Picnic Sept. 1. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. […]
  • Suspects attempt to rob Solana Beach bank ATM September 2, 2014
    An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed. The suspects set off the ATM's alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff's Lt. […]
  • First phase of Earl Warren Middle School reconstruction begins in Solana Beach September 2, 2014
    As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA. […]