KYOTO — Two Americans, a material scientist and an oceanographer, and a French choreographer were awarded the 1999 Kyoto Prize during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Kyoto International Conference Hall for their contributions to the scientific, cultural and spiritual development of mankind.

Sponsored by the Inamori Foundation, the annual Kyoto Prize is awarded to select candidates in three fields: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Creative Arts and Moral Sciences.

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