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The 18th Leo Esaki Prize

1. Purpose

Leo Esaki Prize honors and awards those who have remarkable achievement in the field of Nano Technology, promotion of Science and Technology, and contributing to the activation of the industry.


2. Prize contents


Title: Leo Esaki Prize
Contents: The award (honorable certificate), Prize (10 million yen, Sponsored by:SEKISHO CORPORATION Co., Ltd.) and Novelty.
Subject: Researcher who are involved in research on Nano Science or Nano Technology, who also has excellent internationally
              recognized research achievements. One Prize winner (in principle).


3. Organizers

Main organizer : The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki, Science Academy of Tsukuba
Co-organizer : Ibaraki Prefectural Government
Co-sponsor : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
       NHK
Sponsor : SEKISHO CORPORATION Co., Ltd.
Sponsored by: SEKISHO CORPORATION Co., Ltd.

4. The 18th award schedule

Candidate application : December 25, 2020 - March 16, 2021 (no later than)
Examination : April - September 2021
Decision of the winner : Around August - September 2021
Award ceremony : Around November 2021 , Joint ceremony of the Leo Esaki Prize, the Tsukuba Prize and the Tsukuba Encouragement Prize.

6. Selection method

The winner is determined through a review by Leo Esaki Prize committee.
*Leo Esaki Investigative commission is acting as pre-examining authority.

Leo Esaki Prize Committee (in no particular order, titles omitted)

Chairman : Leo Esaki
Director, The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki
Chairman, Science Academy of Tsukuba
Awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics


Hideki Shirakawa
Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba
Awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Ryoji Noyori
Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Makoto Kobayashi
Professor Emeritus, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
Awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics

Hiroshi Amano
Director, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability
Awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

Mamoru Mori
Director, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
A former NASDA astronaut

Masatoshi Okada
Honorary Advisor, National Institute for Materials Science
Vice- Chairman, Science Academy of Tsukuba

Susumu Nishimura
Visiting Scholar, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, University of Tsukuba
Member of the Administrative Conference, Science Academy of Tsukuba

Kiyoaki Maruyama
Vice- Chairman, Science Academy of Tsukuba


Reference

Outline and Recommendation form (available in Japanese only)
( Word version / PDF version )

Past Leo Esaki Prize winners