The Kavli Prize was established in 2005 through a joint venture between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and The Kavli Foundation. The main objective for the Prize is to honor, support and recognize scientists for outstanding scientific work in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience and award three international prizes every second year. The Kavli Prize was awarded the first time in Oslo, 9 September 2008. The Prizes were presented by Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway. Each of the three Kavli Prizes consists of a gold medal, a scroll, and a cash award of US $1,000,000.
|The Kavli Prize|
|Awarded for||Awarded for outstanding contributions in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience.|
|Presented by||Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters|
The Kavli Foundation
Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters appoints the three Prize Committees consisting of leading international scientists after receiving recommendations made by the following international academies and equivalent scientific organisations:
- The Chinese Academy of Sciences
- The French Academy of Sciences
- The Max Planck Society (Germany)
- The National Academy of Sciences (US)
- The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
- The Royal Society (UK)
These distinguished panels of international scientist’s reviews and recommend the prize winners on basis of a nomination process. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters administer the selection process and announce the prize winners.
|2008||Louis Brus||Columbia University||"for their large impact in the development of the nanoscience field of the zero and one dimensional nanostructures in physics, chemistry and biology"|
|Sumio Iijima||Meijo University|
|2010||Donald Eigler||IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose||"for their development of unprecedented methods to control matter on the nanoscale"|
|Nadrian C. Seeman||New York University|
|2012||Mildred S. Dresselhaus||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||"for her pioneering contributions to the study of phonons, electron-phonon interactions, and thermal transport in nanostructures"|
|2014||Thomas W. Ebbesen||University of Strasbourg||"for transformative contributions to the field of nano-optics that have broken long-held beliefs about the limitations of the resolution limits of optical microscopy and imaging"|
|Stefan W. Hell||Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry|
|John B. Pendry||Imperial College London|
|2016||Gerd Binnig||IBM Zurich Research Laboratory||"for the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, a breakthrough in measurement technology and nanosculpting that continues to have a transformative impact on nanoscience and technology"|
|Christoph Gerber||University of Basel|
|Calvin Quate||Stanford University|
|2018||Emmanuelle Charpentier||Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology||"for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, a precise nanotool for editing DNA, causing a revolution in biology, agriculture, and medicine"|
|Jennifer Doudna||University of California, Berkeley|
|Virginijus Šikšnys||Vilnius University|
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