"A message to future leaders of science and technology" Ryoji Noyori (RIKEN)
Colloquium: A Message to Future Leaders of Science and Technology
Lecture will be given in Japanese with simultaneous English interpretation.
President of RIKEN and University Professor of Nagoya University, Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Japan Academy, Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society, UK. Born in 1938, Noyori was educated at Kyoto University. After serving as an Instructor at Kyoto University and Associate Professor at Nagoya University, he went to Harvard University as a postdoctoral associate. He was appointed Professor at Nagoya University in 1972 and assumed his current positions in 2003. He has received the Japan Academy Prize (1995), the Order of Culture (2000), and the Wolf Prize (2001). In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with K. Barry Sharpless and William S. Knowles.