Dr. John W. Cahn – Advanced Technology Dr. John W. Cahn is a materials scientist who established the landmark theory of spinodal decomposition, supporting the development of new alloy materials. He is an emeritus fellow at the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology and affiliate professor at University of Washington.
Dr. Rashid Sunyaev – Basic Sciences Dr. Rashid Sunyaev is an astrophysicist and contributor to high-energy astronomy who proposed the theory that fluctuations in cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) may be used to explore the expanding universe. Dr. Sunyaev is a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study (http://www.ias.edu) in Princeton, New Jersey; director of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (www.mpa-garching.mpg.de); and chief scientist at the Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (www.iki.rssi.ru).
Mr. Tamasaburo Bando V – Arts and Philosophy Mr. Tamasaburo Bando V is an international theater performer and tate oyama, or leading Kabuki actor specializing in female roles. Tamasaburo is known as a creator of elegant beauty whose artistry crosses many genres of the performing arts.