Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
President Barack Obama greets the U.S. 2012 Kavli Prize Laureates in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Read story
SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. The 2012 laureates are: (Astrophysics) David C. Jewitt, University of California, USA, Jane X. Luu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, USA, and Michael E. Brown, California Institute of Technology, USA; (Nanoscience) Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; (Neuroscience) Cornelia Isabella Bargmann, Rockefeller University, USA, Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany, and Ann M. Graybiel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
On September 4, His Majesty King Harald presented the Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience to the seven laureates from the US and Germany at a ceremony and gala performance at the Oslo Concert Hall. Masters of Ceremony: Åse Kleveland and Alan Alda.
Science prizes for the 21st century, 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 has been awarded biennially since 2008.
President Barack Obama meets with the U.S. Laureates of the 2010 Kavli Prize. Read story.
President George W. Bush meets with the U.S. Laureates of the 2008 Kavli Prize. Read story.
Kavli Prize Science Forum
In 2012, health and science policy leaders from the US, Europe and Asia will convene to discuss “Science and Global Health: The Role of Basic Science.” View
Kavli Prize Photo Gallery
The 2012 Kavli Prize Week in Norway, including the Kavli Prize Ceremony and Kavli Prize Science Forum. View
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