April 1, 2010
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
UC San Diego is pleased, once again, to join with San Diego State University and the University of San Diego in hosting the annual Kyoto Laureate Symposium in San Diego, April 20-22. As part of the symposium, the Kyoto Laureates will present lectures on their achievements.
The winners of the Kyoto Prize in “Basic Sciences,” evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant, will present their findings at UC San Diego from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Price Center West Ballrooms A&B. The husband-and-wife team received the Kyoto Prize for documenting rapid evolution caused by natural selection in response to environmental change.
The winner of the Kyoto Prize in “Advanced Technology,” semiconductor scientist Isamu Akasaki, will present his pioneering work that led to the development of the blue light-emitting diode at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 22, at San Diego State University. The winner of the prize in “Arts and Philosophy,” composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, will present his achievements in music composition, conducting and writing at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the University of San Diego.
All lecture events are free and open to the public. For more information and to register for the lectures, visit www.kyotoprize.org.