Prize Recipients 2010

President Obama and the 2010 Kavli Prize Winners

U.S. President Barak Obama and his Science Adviser, Dr. John Holdren honor the U.S. recipients of the 2010 Kavli Prize in an Oval Office reception at the White House. (Courtesy: The White House)

The 2010 Kavli Prize laureates were selected for research that has transformed our knowledge of basic units of matter, laid the foundations for the field of nanotechnology, revealed the molecular basis for the transfer of brain signals and other physiological functions, and made possible the building of telescopes that can see deeper into space and further back in time.

2010 KAVLI PRIZE ASTROPHYSICS

"Recognized for their contributions to the development of giant telescopes."

Jerry E. Nelson

Jerry E. Nelson

Professor of Astronomy

University of California, Santa Cruz and Lick Observatory, US

Raymond N. Wilson

Raymond N. Wilson

Senior Physicist

European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany

James Roger Prior Angel

James Roger Prior Angel

Regents Professor

Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, US

 

2010 KAVLI PRIZE NANOSCIENCE

"Recognized for their development of unprecedented methods to control matter on the nanoscale."

Donald M. Eigler

Donald M. Eigler

IBM Fellow

IBM Almaden Research Center,
San Jose, US

Nadrian C. Seeman

Nadrian C. Seeman

Professor

New York University, US

 

2010 KAVLI PRIZE NEUROSCIENCE

"Recognized for discovering the molecular basis of neurotransmitter release."

Richard H. Scheller

Richard H. Scheller

Executive Vice President

Genentech, US

Thomas C. Südhof

Thomas C. Südhof

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Stanford University School of Medicine, US

James E. Rothman

James E. Rothman

Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry

Yale University, US