Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

Kavliprisvinnerne 2014 montasje

Nine 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. This year’s laureates were selected for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation, for transformative contributions to the field of nano-optics and for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition.

The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is shared between Alan H. Guth, Andrei D. Linde, and Alexei A. Starobinsky. The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is shared between Thomas W. Ebbesen, Stefan W. Hell and Sir John B. Pendry.The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is shared between Brenda Milner, John O’Keefe and Marcus E. Raichle.

The Kavli Prize is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and consists of a cash award of 1 million US dollars in each field. The laureates receive in addition a gold medal and a scroll.

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Abel celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm

Yakov Sinai, Abel Laureate 2014

When Abel Laureate Yakov G. Sinai arrives in Oslo on 18 May together with his wife Elena B. Vul, who is also a mathematician, they can look forward to a week of mathematics celebration in Oslo, Stavanger and Stockholm. The highlight will be when Yakov G. Sinai receives the Abel Prize from HRH The Crown Prince at the award ceremony on 20 May in the University Aula in Oslo. Earlier the same day Sinai will be received in audience at the Royal Palace. The Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, will be among the many prominent guests at the award ceremony.

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Russian mathematician receives the 2014 Abel Prize

The Abel Prize Laureate 2014 Yakov G. Sinai

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai (78) of Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, "for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics". The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, announced the winner of the 2014 Abel Prize at the Academy in Oslo today, 26 March. Yakov G. Sinai will receive the Abel Prize from His Royal Highness The Crown Prince at an award ceremony in Oslo on 20 May.

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Abel Prize announcement 26 March

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, announced the winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes on 31 May.

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Chr. Stenseth, (picture) will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2014 at the Academy on the 26th of March. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the recommendation of the Abel Committee. The chair of the Abel Committee, Ragni Piene, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. The internationally renowned mathematician Jordan Ellenberg will give a popular science presentation of the prize winner's work.

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Frontiers in Astronomy: Kavli Prize Scientific Symposium and Laureate Lecture in London

Kuiper Belt Objects. Artwork of two icy dwarf planets orbiting within the Kuiper Belt of the outer solar system. The Sun is at upper left. The Kuiper Belt consists of a numerous collection of small icy bodies that mostly orbit beyond the planets, but in the same plane as them.

The Royal Society, in partnership with The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Kavli Foundation, will be hosting a one day symposium on cosmology and astrophysics on the 20th of November in London. The symposium will bring together the world's leading experts in this field. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince attends the symposium. Jane Luu, Kavli Prize Laureate in astrophysics in 2012, gives the Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture.

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25 September 2014



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20 November 2014

The history of everybody, for the last 11 000 years

Academy meetings

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Foredrag ved Jared Diamond.


Minnetale over Maren-Sofie Røstvig v/Olav Lausund.

Minnetale over Andreas Bjørkum v/Tove Bull.

26 November 2014

Tema: Helse. Hvordan følge opp "The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health"

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