One of the worlds most prestigious international awards in science and technology.

In its 27th year Right now, the Japan Prize Base aims to market the advancement of technology and technology for the peace and prosperity of mankind. THE BUILDING BLOCKS awards the Japan Prize annually to scientists and experts in two types who, regardless of nationality, made substantial contributions with their field also to the world. The 2011 Japan Prize laureates will each get a certificate of acknowledgement and a commemorative precious metal medal at an award ceremony during Japan Prize Week in Tokyo on April 20, 2011. A cash award of 50 million Japanese yen will also be given to each field – this year the two laureates in each field will split the prize similarly. 2011 Japan Prize: Field of Details and Communications Dennis Ritchie, Ph.D., Distinguished Person in Technical Personnel Emeritus, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent Inc., and Ken Thompson, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, Google Inc., had been honored with the 2011 Japan Prize in info and communications for developing the operating system , UNIX, in 1969 while experts at Bell Labs. Continue reading