Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
2014 Kavli Prizes
SEPTEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 1, 2013
THE NORWEGIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & LETTERS HAS OPENED THE 2014 KAVLI PRIZE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. The closing date for nominating candidates is December 1, 2013. The winners of the Kavli Prizes 2014 will be announced in Spring 2014 and the award ceremony will take place in Oslo, Norway on September 9, 2014.
2012 KAVLI PRIZE LAUREATES. Front row: Ann Martin Graybiel, Mildred Dresselhaus and Cornelia Isabella Bargmann. Behind: David Jewitt, Winfried Denk, Jane Luu and Michael Edwards Brown. (Photo: Knut Falch)
Nominations for the Kavli Prizes should be submitted to The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Information and instructions for submitting 2014 Kavli Prize nominations are available at the Kavli Prize website.
To review the nominations, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters appoints a Kavli Prize Committee for each field, chaired by a member of the Academy. The other members are appointed by the Academy following proposals from the following bodies: The Chinese Academy of Sciences, The French Academy of Sciences, The Max Planck Society (Germany), The National Academy of Sciences (US), and The Royal Society (UK).
Independent of The Kavli Foundation, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience on the basis of the recommendations of the three Kavli Prize Committees. The Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Consisting of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars, a prize in each of these areas is awarded every two years.
Kavli Prize in Astrophysics
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of the universe, and includes the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.
Kavli Prize in Nanoscience
The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular and cellular structures and systems manifested in the nanometer scale. This includes molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics and related topics.
Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience and related facets of the brain and nervous system.