The Past Plague Pandemics | 19-20 November


Our current understanding of the three plague pandemics has rapidly expanded in the last decade, largely due to ancient DNA analysis of medieval remains, and the sequencing of a large number of current-day plague strains. This 2-day conference will offer ample opportunities for the exchange of information between scientists in a broad spectrum of fields, and discussions between scientists, speakers and the public, allowing for a rewarding exchange of information.

(17.11.2014) More

Stefan W. Hell awarded the Nobel Price in Chemistry

Stefan Hell

Stefan W. Hell is the fourth member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letter that has been awarded a Nobel Price this year. He was also one of this year's Kavli Prize Laureates in Nanoscience.
Hell is awarded the Nobel Price in Chemistry together with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

(08.10.2014) More

Three members of the Academy awarded the Nobel Prize


The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters congratulates Edvard & May-Britt Moser and John O'Keefe with the 2014 Nobel Nobel Prize in Medicine. They have been awarded the prize "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning  system in the brain". John O Keefe was earlier this year awarded The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

(06.10.2014) More

Abel Laureates meet young researchers in Heidelberg

Three Abel Laureates who attended the 2014 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, from left Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan, Sir Michael Atiyah and John Tate.

The 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum brings together 200 gifted young researchers and winners of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics (Abel Prize and Fields Medal) and computer science (Nevanlinna Prize and Turing Award). The three Abel Laureates who are present here in Heidelberg are Sir Michael Atiyah, Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan and John Tate (picture). 

(23.09.2014) More

Gold and glory for nine Kavli Prize Laureates

The 2014 Kavli Prize Award Ceremony

The nine Kavli Prize winners from USA, Russia, Canada, Norway, Germany and United Kingdom received their prizes including a gold medal, a scroll and a share of 1 million US dollars in each of the three prize categories from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, today 9 September. The winners of the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics were the first to receive their prizes. Alan Alda, American actor, director and author, and Haddy N'jie, Norwegian-Gambian presenter, journalist, singer and songwriter, were the Masters of Ceremonies. The gala performance united science and culture in an event including a broad range of musical expressions, featuring artists who have shown their excellence in music. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

(09.09.2014) More


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Forthcoming events

25 March 2015 at 12:00

Abel Prize announcement

Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The name of the 2015 Abel Laureate will be announced by the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

19 May 2015 at 14:00

Abel Prize Award Ceremony

Location: University Aula, Oslo, Norway

The Abel Laureate will receive the Abel Prize at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and an interview with the Abel Laureate in front of a live audience.

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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Drammensveien 78
N-0271 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: + 47 22 12 10 90
E-mail: dnva@online.no
Web editor: Anne-Marie Astad
Design and technical solutions: Ravn Webveveriet AS