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Updated: June 22, 2012 14:29 IST

Gayatri Spivak wins Kyoto Prize

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America’s Ivan Sutherland has won Japan’s annual Kyoto Prize for his contributions to computer graphics technology and interactive interfaces that allow people to use computers without the need for complicated programming.

Sutherland, of Portland State University, was named the winner on Friday in the category of advanced technology.

Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, was awarded for his work in the basic sciences. India’s Gayatri Spivak, a literary critic and professor at Columbia University, won the prize for arts and philosophy.

The Kyoto Prize is awarded each year by the Inamori Foundation, a charitable body established by the founder of Japanese electronic component maker Kyocera Corp. It is Japan’s highest private award for global achievement.

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1) Ivan Sutherland, an Ameriacan, from Portland State University. 2) Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese, from Tokyo Institute of Technology 3) Gayathri Spivak, an Indian, from Columbia University. Ha ha! Jai Ho, brain drain.!

from:  Siddharth Sridhar
Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 at 17:36 IST

Hearty congratulations to Gayatri Spivak.

from:  Dr. Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 at 15:54 IST

A suitable title indeed. What this lady writes in English has appeared Japanese to many of us...

from:  Vidhya Jindal
Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 at 14:53 IST
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