List of Kyoto Prize winners

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This is a list of Kyoto Prize winners, awarded annually by the Inamori Foundation.

Basic sciences[edit]

Source: Kyoto Prize

Year Laureate Country
1985 ClaudeShannon MFO3807.jpg Claude Elwood Shannon  United States 1916–2001 Mathematical sciences
1986 G Evelyn Hutchinson 1935.jpg George Evelyn Hutchinson  United States 1903–1991 Biological sciences
1987 JanOort2.png Jan Hendrik Oort  Netherlands 1900–1992 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
1988 Noam Chomsky portrait 2015.jpg Avram Noam Chomsky  United States born 1928 Cognitive science
1989 Izrail Moiseevich Gelfand  Soviet Union 1913–2009 Mathematical sciences
1990 Jane Goodall 2015.jpg Jane Goodall  United Kingdom born 1934 Biological sciences
1991 Edward Norton Lorenz  United States 1917–2008 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
1992 Nishiz, yasutomi.jpg Yasutomi Nishizuka  Japan 1932–2004 Life sciences
1993 W D Hamilton.jpg William Donald Hamilton  United Kingdom 1936–2000 Biological sciences
1994 André Weil cropped.jpg André Weil  France 1906–1998 Mathematical sciences
1995 Chūshirō Hayashi  Japan 1920–2010 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
1996 MarioCapecchiFotoThalerTamas2.JPG Mario Renato Capecchi  United States born 1937 Life sciences
1997 Daniel Hunt Janzen cropped.jpg Daniel Hunt Janzen  United States born 1939 Biological sciences
1998 Kiyosi Ito.jpg Kiyoshi Itō  Japan 1915–2008 Mathematical sciences
1999 Crafoordprize 2010-10.jpg Walter Heinrich Munk  United States born 1917 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
2000 Walter Jakob Gehring 2014.jpg Walter Jakob Gehring   Switzerland born 1939 Life sciences
2001 John Maynard Smith.jpg John Maynard Smith  United Kingdom 1920–2004 Biological sciences
2002 Gromov Mikhail Leonidovich.jpg Mikhail Gromov  France born 1943 Mathematical sciences
2003 Prof. Eugene Parker from University of Chicago.jpg Eugene Newman Parker  United States born 1927 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
2004 Nci-vol-8196-300 alfred knudson.jpg Alfred G. Knudson  United States 1922–2016 Life sciences
2005 Simon Asher Levin  United States born 1941 Biological sciences
2006 Hirotsugu Akaike  Japan 1927–2009 Mathematical sciences
2007 Hiroo Kanamori  Japan born 1936 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
2008 Anthony pawson.jpg Anthony James Pawson 1952–2013 Life sciences
2009 Barbara Rosemary Grant  United Kingdom born 1936 Biological sciences
Peter Raymond Grant  United Kingdom born 1936
2010 Laszlo Lovasz mg 1867 cropped.jpg László Lovász  Hungary born 1948 Mathematical sciences
2011 Sunyaev.jpg Rashid Alievich Sunyaev born 1943 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
2012 Yoshinori Osumi 201511.jpg Yoshinori Ohsumi  Japan born 1945 Life sciences
2013 Masatoshi Nei - 2013.jpg Masatoshi Nei  United States born 1931 Biological sciences
2014 Edward Witten.jpg Edward Witten  United States born 1951 Mathematical sciences
2015 Michel Mayor.JPG Michel Mayor   Switzerland born 1942 Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics
2016 Tasuku Honjo 201311.jpg Tasuku Honjo  Japan born 1942 Life sciences
2017 George Farquhar.png Graham Farquhar  Australia born 1947 Biological sciences

Advanced technology[edit]

Source: Kyoto Prize

Year Laureate Country
1985 Rudolf Kalman.jpg Rudolf Emil Kalman  United States[a] 1930–2016 Electronics
1986 Nicole Marthe Le Douarin  France born 1930 Biotechnology and medical technology
1987 Morris Cohen  United States 1911–2005 Materials science and engineering
1988 John McCarthy Stanford.jpg John McCarthy  United States 1927–2011 Information science
1989 Amos E. Joel, Jr.  United States 1918–2008 Electronics
1990 Sydney Brenner 1965 cropped.jpg Sydney Brenner  United Kingdom born 1927 Biotechnology and medical technology
1991 Michael Szwarc  United States 1909–2000 Materials science and engineering
1992 Maurice Vincent Wilkes 1980 (1).jpg Maurice Vincent Wilkes  United Kingdom 1913–2010 Information science
1993 Jack Kilby.jpg Jack St. Clair Kilby  United States 1923–2005 Electronics
1994 PaulLauterbur.jpg Paul Christian Lauterbur  United States 1929–2007 Biotechnology and medical technology
1995 George William Gray  United Kingdom 1926–2013 Materials science and engineering
1996 KnuthAtOpenContentAlliance.jpg Donald Ervin Knuth  United States born 1938 Information science
1997 Stanley Mazor  United States born 1941 Electronics
Marcian Edward Hoff Jr.  United States born 1937
Federico Faggin (cropped).jpg Federico Faggin  Italy born 1941
Masatoshi Shima  Japan born 1943
1998 Kurt wuethrich.jpg Kurt Wüthrich   Switzerland born 1938 Biotechnology and medical technology
1999 W. David Kingery  United States 1926–2000 Materials science and engineering
2000 Sir Tony Hoare IMG 5123.jpg Sir Antony Hoare  United Kingdom born 1934 Information science
2001 Morton B. Panish  United States born 1929 Electronics
Izuo Hayashi  Japan 1922–2005
Zhores Alferov.jpg Zhores Ivanovich Alferov  Russia born 1930
2002 Leroy Hood PITT2008.jpg Leroy Edward Hood  United States born 1938 Biotechnology and medical technology
2003 George M. Whitesides HD2007.jpg George McClelland Whitesides  United States born 1939 Materials science and engineering
2004 Alan Kay (3097597186) (cropped).jpg Alan Curtis Kay  United States born 1940 Information science
2005 George H. Heilmeier.jpg George H. Heilmeier  United States 1936–2014 Electronics
2006 LenHerzenberg.jpg Leonard Herzenberg  United States 1931–2013 Biotechnology and medical technology
2007 Hiroo Inokuchi  Japan 1927–2014 Materials science and engineering
2008 Karp mg 7725-b.cr2.jpg Richard M. Karp  United States born 1935 Information science
2009 Isamu Akasaki  Japan born 1929 Electronics
2010 Shinya yamanaka10.jpg Shinya Yamanaka  Japan born 1962 Biotechnology and medical technology
2011 John W. Cahn.jpg John Werner Cahn  United States 1928–2016 Materials science and engineering
2012 Ivan Sutherland at CHM.jpg Ivan Edward Sutherland  United States born 1938 Information science
2013 Robert Dennard.jpg Robert H. Dennard  United States born 1932 Electronics
2014 Robert Langer MTMLecture 2008 09 25 portrait.JPG Robert S. Langer  United States born 1948 Biotechnology and medical technology
2015 Toyoki Kunitake  Japan born 1936 Materials science and engineering
2016 Takeo Kanade.jpg Takeo Kanade  Japan born 1945 Information science
2017 Takashi Mimura  Japan born 1944 Electronics

Arts and philosophy[edit]

Source: Kyoto Prize

Year Laureate Country
1985 Olivier Messiaen (1986).jpg Olivier Messiaen  France 1908–1992 Music
1986 Isamu-Noguchi.png Isamu Noguchi  United States 1904–1988 Arts
1987 Andrzej Wajda OFF Plus Camera 2012 (cropped).jpg Andrzej Wajda  Poland 1926–2016 Theater, cinema
1988 Paul Thieme  West Germany 1905–2001 Thought and Ethics
1989 John Cage (1988).jpg John Cage  United States 1912–1992 Music
1990 Renzo Piano cropped.jpg Renzo Piano  Italy born 1937 Arts
1991 Peter Brook.JPG Peter Stephen Paul Brook  United Kingdom born 1925 Theater, cinema
1992 Karl Popper2.jpg Karl Raimund Popper  United Kingdom 1902–1994 Thought and Ethics
1993 Lutoslawski3.jpg Witold Lutosławski  Poland 1913–1994 Music
1994 Akirakurosawa-onthesetof7samurai-1953-page88.jpg Akira Kurosawa  Japan 1910–1998 Theater, cinema
1995 Roy Lichtenstein.jpg Roy Lichtenstein  United States 1923–1997 Arts
1996 Wvq-passport-1975-400dpi-crop.jpg Willard Van Orman Quine  United States 1908–2000 Thought and ethics
1997 Iannis Xenakis 1975.jpg Iannis Xenakis  France 1922–2001 Music
1998 Nam June Paik  United States 1932–2006 Arts
1999 Maurice-Béjart--1984---w.jpg Maurice Béjart  France 1927–2007 Theater, cinema
2000 Paul Ricoeur.jpg Paul Ricœur  France 1913–2005 Thought and Ethics
2001 György Ligeti (1984).jpg György Ligeti  Austria 1923–2006 Music
2002 Tadao Ando 2004.jpg Tadao Ando  Japan born 1941 Arts
2003 Tamao Yoshida  Japan 1919–2006 Theater, cinema
2004 JuergenHabermas retouched.jpg Jürgen Habermas  Germany born 1929 Thought and Ethics
2005 Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1980).jpg Nikolaus Harnoncourt  Austria born 1929 Music
2006 Issey Miyake Tokyo 2016.jpg Issey Miyake  Japan born 1938 Arts
2007 Pina Bausch cropped 2.jpg Pina Bausch  Germany 1940–2009 Theater, cinema
2008 Charles Taylor.jpg Charles Margrave Taylor  Canada born 1931 Thought and Ethics
2009 Pierre Boulez (1968).jpg Pierre Boulez  France 1925–2016 Music
2010 William Kentridge DSC 2685.JPG William Kentridge  South Africa born 1955 Arts
2011 BandoTamasaburoV Nihonbashi Dec2012 cropped 2.jpg Tamasaburo Bando V  Japan born 1950 Theater, cinema
2012 Gayatri Spivak on Subversive Festival.jpg Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak  India born 1942 Thought and Ethics
2013 Taylor Cecil moersfestival 120508.jpg Cecil Taylor  United States born 1929 Music
2014 志村ふくみの肖像写真.png Fukumi Shimura  Japan born 1924 Arts
2015 John Neumeier  United States born 1942 Theater, cinema
2016 Martha Nussbaum.jpg Martha Craven Nussbaum  United States born 1947 Thought and Ethics
2017 Richard Taruskin Keynote.jpg Richard Taruskin  United States born 1947 Music

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ born in Budapest, Hungary