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NIST’s John Cahn Receives Kyoto Prize

November 10, 2011

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John Cahn receiving Kyoto medal
John Cahn receives Kyoto Prize medal.
Credit: Inamori Foundation
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YOTO, JAPAN — November 10, 2011 — The non-profit Inamori Foundation (President: Dr. Kazuo Inamori) today presented its 27th Annual Kyoto Prizes, Japan's highest private awards for lifetime achievement, in Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.

Each laureate received a diploma, a 20-karat gold Kyoto Prize medal and a cash gift of 50 million yen (approximately US$640,000) in recognition of lifelong contributions to society. The laureates will reconvene in San Diego, Calif. March 20-22, 2012, to participate in North America's eleventh annual Kyoto Prize Symposium.

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