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Contributing to the Betterment of Humankind

Chancellor Khosla with Kyoto Prize Laureate Dr. Graham Farquhar and a guest from the Australian National University

UC San Diego is co-hosting the Kyoto Prize Symposium Celebration in San Diego, along with our partners San Diego State University, University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University.  The three-day celebration features talks by the 2017 Kyoto Prize Laureates.  The Kyoto Prize, given by the Inamori Foundation, is Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement and is presented to individuals and groups worldwide who have contributed significantly to the betterment of humankind.  Yesterday, renowned plant physiologist Graham Farquhar spoke at UC San Diego to an audience of campus and community members, including students from local San Diego and Tijuana high schools.  Dr. Farquhar was awarded the Kyoto Prize for his work in the development of process-based models of photosynthesis and their contributions to the science of global environmental changes.