Three international scholars will be recognized in La Jolla tonight for their exceptional success and contributions to the world. The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host the Kyoto Prize Symposium Reception on Nov. 28 to recognize the 2013 Kyoto Prize winners, an international award that honors those who have contributed significantly to humankind’s scientific, cultural and spiritual development.
The reception will be a preview of the upcoming Kyoto Prize Symposium that will be held in San Diego this March, and present a recap the Kyoto Prize ceremonies held in Kyoto, Japan earlier this month where this year’s three new laureates received their awards.
The night’s featured speakers include David Harnish, an ethnomusicologist and chair of University San Diego’s Music Department, Walter Munk, a UC San Diego oceanographer and recipient of the 1999 Kyoto Prize in Basic Science, and Stephen Welter, an entomologist who is San Diego State vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate Division.
The speakers will present their experiences at the Kyoto Prize events and on the lectures given by the 2013 Kyoto Prize Laureates: Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, cell biologist who received the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spikav, theorist and philosopher who received the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, and Dr. Ivan Sutherland, computer graphics pioneer who received the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology.
The reception is free and open to the public and will be held at the Athenaeum at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 858-467-1729.