Prize Recipients 2008

President Bush and the Kavli 2008 Prize Winners

In 2008, U.S. President George W. Bush and his Science Advisor, Dr. John Marburger honored the first U.S. recipients of the Kavli Prize in an Oval Office reception at the White House. (Courtesy: The White House)

The 2008 Kavli Prize laureates were selected for their groundbreaking research that has significantly advanced our understanding of the unusual properties of matter on an ultra-small scale, the basic circuitry of the human brain and the nature of quasars.

2008 KAVLI PRIZE ASTROPHYSICS

Maarten Schmidt

Maarten Schmidt

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy

California Institute of Technology, USA

Donald Lynden-Bell

Donald Lynden-Bell

Emeritus Professor

Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, UK

 

2008 KAVLI PRIZE NANOSCIENCE

Louis E. Brus

Louis E. Brus

Professor

Columbia University, USA

Sumio Iijima

Sumio Iijima

Professor

Meijo University, Japan

 

2008 KAVLI PRIZE NEUROSCIENCE

Sten Grillner

Sten Grillner

Professor, Department
of Neuroscience

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Thomas Jessell

Thomas Jessell

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biophysics

Columbia University, USA

Pasko Rakic

Pasko Rakic

Professor of Neurobiology
and Neurology

Yale University School
of Medicine, USA