Tokyo: Dr Ivan Sutherland, often dubbed as “Father of Computer Graphics”, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist was awarded advanced technology prize on Saturday by the Inamori Foundation.
Gayatri Chakrovorty Spivak, an Indian literary critic and professor at Columbia University has won the arts and philosophy prize.
Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, received the basic sciences prize for his work on autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer`s and cancer.
The Kyoto-based Inamori Foundation was set up in 1984 by Kyocera Corp.`s founder, Kazuo Inamori.
(With Agency inputs)