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The 14th 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 (expected):
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and NHK
Sponsor (expected):
SEKISHO CORPORATION Co., Ltd.
Sponsored by: SEKISHO CORPORATION Co., Ltd.

4.The 13th award schedule

Candidate application:
December 21, 2016 - March 10, 2017 (no later than)
Examination:
April - July 2017
Decision of the winner:
August - September 2017
Award ceremony:
November 2017, Joint ceremony of the Leo Esaki Prize and Tsukuba 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
President, 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

  Kazuo Murakami, Professor Emeritus,University of Tsukuba
Executive Director, Science Academy of Tsukuba

  Masatoshi Okada, Honorary Advisor,National Institute for Materials Science
Director- Secretary General, Science Academy of Tsukuba

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

Reference

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

Past Leo Esaki Prize winners