4th Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium

Theater as a Communication Device Oriza Hirata (Playwright, Director/Specially Appointed Professor, Center for the Study of CO Design, Osaka University)

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


Course Description
The fourth Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium (KUIP) was held at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall on 1 and 2 July.
Under the theme “Art, Science and Technology to Inspire Dreams and Adventure”, this year’s symposium highlighted three fields of study related to the 2019 Kyoto Prize: “Materials Science and Engineering”, “Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy, and Astrophysics”, and “Theater, Cinema”. The two-day event brought together 11 leading experts and one organization.


July 1st to July 2nd, 2017
Graduate School
Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall

[Session on “Theater, Cinema”]
“Why Do People Perform? - The Meaning of Art for Homo Sapiens/ Human Beings -”
1 Yokozen Kabuki Children’s Workshop (Nagi Board of Education, Okayama Prefecture)
“The 10th Act: The Amagasaki Scene from the Kabuki Play The Picture Book of the Taiko” Video
2 Oriza Hirata (Playwright, Director/Specially Appointed Professor, Center for the Study of CO Design, Osaka University)
“Theater as a Communication Device” Video
3 Shinichi Nakazawa (Anthropologist/Director, Institut pour la Science Sauvage, Meiji University)
“The Logos and Lemma of Art” Video
4 Kazuki Omori (Director, Writer/Professor, Osaka University of Arts)
“When Human Performance Disappears from Movies” Video


[Session on “Materials Science and Engineering”]
5 Susumu Kitagawa (Distinguished Professor, Deputy Director-General, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study/Director, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University)
“Gas Science and Technology for Sustainable Future” Video
6 Shanhui Fan (Professor, Stanford University)
“Nanophotonics and Its Fusion with Topological Science: Synthetic Gauge Potential for Light” Video
7 Yoshinori Tokura (Director, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science/Professor, The University of Tokyo)
“Strong Correlation between Electricity and Magnetism in Materials” Video
8 Hideo Ohno (Director, Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University)
“Spintronics -From Synthesis of III-V Magnetic Semiconductors to VLSI Applications-” Video


[Session on “Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics”]
9 Asahiko Taira (President, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC))
“Plate Tectonics, Japanese Islands and Chikyu” Video
10 Tim Palmer (Royal Society (350th Anniversary) Research Professor, University of Oxford)
“From Determinism to Probability: Development of the Ensemble Prediction Technique for Weather and Climate Forecasting” Video
11 Katsuji Koyama (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
“X-Ray Study of a Kyoto Millennium Supernova” Video
12 Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Professor, University of Oxford)
“Cosmic Fireworks – Finding Transient Events in the Universe”