Kavli Prize Week: September 3-6, 2012

The Kavli Prize Week

HELD PRIMARILY IN OSLO, NORWAY, Kavli Prize Week is a series of events and dialogues on science, including the Kavli Prize Ceremony held in honor of the 2012 Kavli Prize Laureates. The week also includes the Kavli Prize Science Forum, a biennial international forum meeting to facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy, and the Kavli Prize Symposia.

Additional information is available at www.kavliprize.no.  

Monday, September 3 (All times CEST)

9:30 am – 2:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures
Location: University of Oslo, Blindern Campus

The 2010 Kavli Prize Science Forum, held in the  Gamle Festsal at the University of Oslo, Norway. (Scanpix)The 2012 Kavli Prize Science Forum will be webacst live from the Gamle Festsal at the University of Oslo, Norway. Click image for program details. (Scanpix)

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Science Forum - "Science and Global Health: The Role of Basic Science"   Location: Gamle festsal

Opening address:

  • Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway


  • Rita Colwell, Former Director, National Science Foundation, US
  • Alice Dautry, President, Institut Pasteur, France
  • Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine, US
  • Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan


  • Pallab Ghosh, BBC News, UK

Tuesday, September 4 (All times CEST)

His Majesty King Harald of Norway presents the 2010 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. (Credit: Scanpix)His Majesty King Harald of Norway presents the 2010 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. (Credit: Scanpix)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: The Kavli Prize Award Ceremony
Location: Oslo Concert Hall
Masters of Ceremony: Alan Alda and Åse Kleveland

7:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Banquet
Location: Oslo City Hall (By invitation only)




Wednesday, September 5 (All times CEST)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Popular Science Lectures
Location: University Aula, Karl Johansgate


 9:40 - 10:30: Lisa Randall, Harvard University, US
10:35 - 11:25: May-Britt Moser, NTNU, Norway
11:30 - 12:30: Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures, US
12:30 - 1:30: René Redzepi, NOMA and Lars Williams, Nordic Food Lab

Thursday, September 6 (All times CEST)

10:00 am  – 4:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Symposia in Nanoscience and Neuroscience
Location: University of Bergen



10:00 am  – 4:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Symposium and Public Program in Nanoscience and Neuroscience
Location: Trondheim, NTNU


Richard Morris, D. Phil, the University of Edinburgh: "The Making, Keeping and Losing of Memory"


  • Jochen Mannhart, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Carlos Bustamante, UC Berkeley, US
  • Milena Grifoni, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University, US - ''Digging for genes that contribute to behavioral evolution in mammals''
  • Catherine Dulac, Harvard University US - ''Sex battles in the brain''

Complete program information for NTNU

10:00 am  – 4:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Symposium in Astrophysics
Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo

Please register for the Astrophysics symposium by August 25th to trine.gerlyng@dnva.no. The symposium is free of charge and open to everybody. NB! available seats are limited and may be fully booked before the deadline expires.