Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Prize Recipients 2010
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
Professor of Astronomy
University of California, Santa Cruz and Lick Observatory, US
Raymond N. Wilson
European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
James Roger Prior Angel
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
IBM Almaden Research Center,
Nadrian C. Seeman
New York University, US
2010 KAVLI PRIZE NEUROSCIENCE
"Recognized for discovering the molecular basis of neurotransmitter release."
Richard H. Scheller
Executive Vice President
Thomas C. Südhof
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University School of Medicine, US
James E. Rothman
Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry
Yale University, US