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Award Ceremony Highlights: Honda Prize 2013
Mr. Ishida / President of Honda Foundation, Dr. J. Tinsley Oden, Mrs.Barbara Oden, Mr. Nakajima / Vice President of Honda Foundation
This year’s laureate was Dr. J. Tinsley Oden, Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. for his leading role in establishing the field of computational mechanics.
Movie of The Laureate
Dr. J. Tinsley Oden's Commemorative Speech:
This development has been achieved mostly through great advances in algorithms using such as the finite element method rather than through advances in the size and speed of computers.
On the other hand, however, every scientific method involves errors since the models in computational science are only mathematical abstractions of reality. Therefore, it is very important to develop ways to estimate these errors, to reduce them, and to control them. I have been working on the subject steadily for many years.
The third pillar is definitely coming to change the way we educate, how we organize and perform research, and how we view knowledge and acquire it. Computational science turned dreams and fiction into today’s subjects which are destined to become true accomplishments of science and technology in the future.
Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor
- Mr. Steven DyokasUnit Chief for Environment,Science.Technology and Health Affairs.Economic and Science SectionFor Her Excellency Mrs.Caroline BouvierKennedyUS Ambassador to Japan
- Dr. Genki YagawaPresident,Intemational Associationfor Computational Mechanics
- Mr. Fumihiko IkePresident, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.