3rd Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium

Photographing the Presence of Things Left Behind ISHIUCHI Miyako (Photographer)

Official page: http://kuip.hq.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/archives/2016/about


Course Description
The third Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium (KUIP) was held at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall on 9 and 10 July.
Under the umbrella theme “Windows for the Future — Looking through the Eyes of Bio/Medical Technology, Mathematics, and Art”, this year’s symposium surveyed three fields of study related to the 2018 Kyoto Prize. The two-day event brought together 11 world leading experts, including one who gave a video presentation on “art”. They heatedly discussed cutting-edge topics receiving attention not just from academic circles, but also from society at large.


July 9th to July 10th, 2016
Graduate School
Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall

[Session on “Biotechnology and Medical Technology”]
1 Atsushi Miyawaki (Deputy Director, RIKEN Brain Science Institute / Laboratory Head, RIKEN Brain Science Institute / Laboratory Head, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics)
“Cruising inside cells” Video
2 J. Craig Venter (Human Longevity, Inc. / J. Craig Venter Institute / Synthetic Genomics, Inc.)
“Human Genomics and the Future of Medicine” Video
3 Emmanuelle Charpentier (Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology / Professor, The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, Umeå University)
“The transformative CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering technology: lessons learned from bacteria” Video
4 Tasuku Honjo (Professor, Kyoto University)
“Cancer immunotherapy by PD-1 blockade” Video


[Session on “Mathematical Sciences”]
5 Christiane Rousseau (Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, University of Montreal)
“Mathematics of Planet Earth” Video
6 Shigefumi Mori (Director-General, Distinguished Professor, The Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study)
“Joy and motivation of research in mathematics” Video
7 Toshikazu Sunada (Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University)
“Creation of mathematics: From number theory to geometry” Video
8 Jeffrey C. Lagarias (Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan)
“Mathematics and Technology: Past and Future” Video


[Session on “Arts”]
9 ISHIUCHI Miyako (Photographer)
“Photographing the Presence of Things Left Behind” Video
10 Zofia Kulik (Master of Art, Photographer)
“Far away from wars. I am deathly afraid” Video
11 Marina Gržinić (Research Advisor, The Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Professor, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
“Humans, life, and death: Between science, philosophy and art” Video