March 10, 2016
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
UC San Diego is pleased to join with the University of San Diego, San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University in hosting The 2016 Kyoto Prize Symposium. As part of the symposium, recipients of the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement, will present lectures that are free and open to the public.
One of the world’s most distinguished astrophysicists and recipient of the 2015 Kyoto Prize in “Basic Sciences,” Michel Mayor, Ph.D., will speak at UC San Diego from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in the Price Center West Ballroom. Dr. Mayor will discuss his contributions in astrophysics, including the discovery of the first extrasolar planet orbiting a Sun-like star.
At a reception immediately following the talk, Dr. Mayor will meet attendees and students from regional high schools, who are invited to campus to explore the possibility of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
For more information and to register for the free lecture, please visit http://www.kyotoprizeusa.org