University of California, San Diego
April 12, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
Three of the world's foremost contributors to scientific, technological and cultural development will be honored in San Diego April 18-20 as Kyoto Prize Laureates. The Kyoto Prizes are considered by many to be surpassed only by the Nobel Prizes in distinction and, in fact, several Kyoto Prize laureates have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.
UCSD is honored to host one of this year's laureates: Ecologist Simon A. Levin, Ph.D., professor and Director of the Center for BioComplexity, Princeton University, whose major achievements include establishing the field of spatial ecology and expanding scientific understanding of the biosphere as a "complex adaptive system." Dr. Levin will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Price Center Theatre. I encourage faculty members, their students, and others of the campus community to participate in this unique opportunity to hear Dr. Levin talk about his prize-winning work.
In addition to Dr. Levin, the other Kyoto Laureates you are invited to hear are electronics engineer George H. Heilmeier, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus, Telcordia Technologies Inc., who will speak at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University, and conductor and musician Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt, founder of Concentus Musicus Wien, who will present at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Shiley Theatre, University of San Diego.
Admission is free at each symposium with prior registration. Register online at http://www.kyotoprize.org/regform.htm. UCSD information may also be obtained by calling 858-822-1119.