— for outstanding scientific research
The Kavli Prize is initiated by the US based Kavli Foundation and its founder Fred Kavli. Mr. Kavli, a Norwegian born US citizen, is an entrepreneur and business leader, innovator and philanthropist dedicated to support research and education that has a long-term impact on the human condition.
Fred Kavli will make a presentation at the plenary session on Wednesday June 25 11:40 — 12:00The prizes will be awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in cooperation with the Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Research and Higher Education. The NorwegianAcademy is responsible for the entire process leading up to the awarding ceremony.
Astrophysics: Maarten Schmidt, California Institute of Technology, US and Donald Lynden-Bell, University of Cambridge ,UK
Neuroscience: Sten Grillner, Karoloniska Institutet , Sweden; Thomas Jessell, Columbia University, US and Pasko Rakic, Yale University, US
Nanoscience: Louis E. Brus, Columbia University, US and Sumio Iijama, Meijo University, Japan
This year´s winners of the Kavli prizes are: