A preview of the upcoming spring Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego was presented Nov. 28 at the Athenaeum in La Jolla.
A highlight of the reception was a recap of the Nov. 10-12 Kyoto Prize ceremonies held in Kyoto, Japan, when this year’s three laureates received their awards..
Among the speakers at the Nov. 28 La Jolla event were:
• Walter Munk, eminent UC San Diego oceanographer and recipient of the 1999 Kyoto Prize in Basic Science
• Stephen Welter, an entomologist who is San Diego State vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate Division.
• David Harnish, an ethnomusicologist who is chair of the Music Department at the University of San Diego
They reported on their experiences at the Kyoto Prize events and on the lectures given by the three new Kyoto Prize Laureates: Dr. Ivan Sutherland, computer graphics pioneer who received the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology; Dr. Yoshinori Osumi, cell biologist who received the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences; and Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, theorist and philosopher who received the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy.