People: Chemist And Mathematician Are Named Winners Of Two 1994 Kyoto Prizes

Chemist And Mathematician Are Named Winners Of Two 1994 Kyoto Prizes Paul C. Lauterbur, a chemist and director of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, and André Weil, a French mathematician who is currently an emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., have been named winners of the 1994 Kyoto Prizes in the advanced tec

Neeraja Sankaran
Aug 21, 1994

Chemist And Mathematician Are Named Winners Of Two 1994 Kyoto Prizes

Paul C. Lauterbur, a chemist and director of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, and André Weil, a French mathematician who is currently an emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., have been named winners of the 1994 Kyoto Prizes in the advanced technologies and basic science categories, respectively.

The two researchers will each be honored with a commemorative gold medal and cash award of about $430,000 during award ceremonies to be held in Kyoto, Japan, November 9-12.

The Kyoto Prizes, considered Japan's highest award for lifetime achievement, are presented by the Inamori Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Kyoto whose mission is to recognize individuals and groups whose work has had a significant beneficial impact.

Lauterbur, 65, was the first scientist to make an image using...