2012 Kavli Prizes

2012 Kavli Prize Laureates

The 2012 Kavli Prize laureates were selected for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the outer solar system, the differences in material properties between nano- and larger scales, and how the brain receives and responds to sensations such as sight, sound and touch.

2012 KAVLI PRIZE ASTROPHYSICS

"Recognized for discovering and characterizing the Kuiper Belt and its largest members, work that led to a major advance in the understanding of the history of our planetary system."

David C. Jewitt

David C. Jewitt

University of California,

Los Angeles, USA

Jane X. Luu

Jane X. Luu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Michael E. Brown

Michael E. Brown

California Institute of Technology, USA

 

2012 KAVLI PRIZE NANOSCIENCE

"Recognized for her pioneering contributions to the study of phonons, electron-phonon interactions, and thermal transport in nanostructures."

Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

 

2012 KAVLI PRIZE NEUROSCIENCE

"Recognized for elucidating basic neuronal mechanisms underlying perception and decision."

Cornelia Isabella Bargmann

Cornelia Isabella Bargmann

The Rockefeller University, USA

Winfried Denk

Winfried Denk

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany

Ann M. Graybiel

Ann M. Graybiel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA