US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize
TOKYO (AP) - An American regarded as a father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist have received the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement.
The Inamori Foundation awarded its advanced technology prize on Saturday to United States computer scientist Ivan Sutherland, who developed the graphic interface program Sketchpad in 1963.
Indian literary critic Gayatri Chakrovoty Spivak won the arts and philosophy prize.
Professor 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.