The 2003 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, selected from the field of Materials Science, is awarded to George McClelland Whitesides (U.S.A., 63 years old), Professor, Harvard University, who has achieved a major breakthrough in the creation of nano functional materials through the application of the self-assembly of organic molecules. The Prize for Basic Sciences, selected from the fields of Earth Sciences and Astrophysics, is awarded to Eugene Newman Parker (U.S.A., 76 years old), Professor Emeritus, The University of Chicago, who has laid the foundations for a new perspective on astrophysics by elucidating the phenomena of the solar wind and cosmical hydromagnetic dynamo. The Prize for Arts and Philosophy, selected from the field of Theater and Cinema, is awarded to Tamao Yoshida (Japan, 84 years old), Master Bunraku Puppeteer, who embodies the apex of the world of Bunraku puppet theater, one of Japan’s classical stage arts, and has contributed significantly to Bunraku’s current status as the world’s most highly refined form of puppet theater. The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall on November 10, 2003. At the Ceremony, each laureate will be awarded with a diploma, a Kyoto Prize Medal (20K gold), and a prize money. The prize money is 50 million yen per category.