2010 Kavli Prize Ceremony

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The Kavli Prize Ceremony, September 7, 2010
Oslo Concert Hall, Norway

On September 7, His Majesty King Harald presented the Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience to the eight laureates from US, Germany and UK at a ceremony and gala performance at the Oslo Concert Hall. The masters of ceremony were Åse Kleveland, artist and former Minister of culture for Norway, and Alan Alda, actor, director and writer whose long-time interest and support of science has been recognized and honored with the National Science Board's Public Service Award. The celebration also featured addresses by Fred Kavli, founder and chairman of The Kavli Foundation, Nils Christian Stenseth, president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the chairs of the committees charged with selecting the prize recipients. Performing artists included Oslo Camerata, an "Ensemble in residence" at the renowned Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, trumpeter Trond Sagbakken, violinist Kerson Leong, tenor Didrik Solli-Tangen and soprano Silvia Moi. (Additional program information.)

 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates in Astrophysics
His Majesty King Harald of Norway presents the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. Left to right: Jerry Earl Nelson (University of California, Santa Cruz, US); Raymond Neil Wilson (formerly of Imperial College, London, UK and the European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany); J. Roger P. Angel (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, US); His Majesty King Harald. (Credit: Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix)
 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates in Nanoscience
His Majesty King Harald of Norway presents the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. Left to right: Donald M. Eigler (IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, US); Nadrian C. Seeman (New York University, US); His Majesty King Harald. (Credit: Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix)
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His Majesty King Harald of Norway presents the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. Left to right: Richard H. Scheller (Genentech, US); Thomas C. Südhof (Stanford University School of Medicine, US); James E. Rothman (Yale University, US); His Majesty King Harald. (Credit: Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix)