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Jane Luu and David Jewett
Beyond the orbit of Neptune in the deep dark depths of our Solar System lies the Kuiper Belt, home of the former planet Pluto and billions of other objects made of dust and ice. The discovery and exploration of the belt earned astronomers David Jewitt, from UCLA in California, and Jane Luu, from MIT in Boston, the prestigious Kavli Prize for astrophysics. They join Adam Rutherford to discuss their work and what it has revealed about the formation and evolution of the Solar System at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival on 7 June. President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, will give the opening speech and introduce the speakers. (05.06.2013) More
His Majesty the King presented the Abel Prize to Pierre Deligne. To the right: Ragni Piene, chair of the Abel committee.
The Belgian mathematician Pierre Deligne received the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at an award ceremony at the University Aula in Oslo, today, 21st of May. The Abel Prize that carries a cash award of NOK 6,000,000 (close to € 800,000, US$ 1 million), is awarded annually by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Kirsti Strøm Bull, gave the opening speech. The chair of the international Abel Committee, Ragni Piene, gave the reasons for the awarding of the prize. (16.05.2013) More
Abel Laureate Pierre Deligne will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo. This will be followed by Abel Lectures by leading mathematicians Nicholas Katz and Claire Voisin. Ravi Vaki will give the popular science lecture.
President Barack Obama greets the 2012 U.S. Kavli Prize Laureates in the Oval Office, March 28, 2013. Clockwise from the President: Wegger Chr. Strommen, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States; Rockell N. Hankin, Vice-Chairman of The Kavli Foundation; Robert W. Conn, President of The Kavli Foundation; Kavli Laureates Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Cornelia Isabella Bargmann, Ann M. Graybie, Jane X. Luu, David C. Jewitt and Michael E. Brown.
President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office on March 28 the six U.S. recipients of the 2012 Kavli Prizes. President Obama received the laureates to recognize and honor their landmark contributions to the three fields for which the Prizes are awarded - astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. (17.04.2013) More
Winfried Denk, Kavli Prize Laureate 2012
Winfried Denk, Kavli Prize Laureate in neuroscience, will give a lecture "Following the Brain's Wires" at the Nordic embassies in Berlin 24 April. His lecture will be followed by a talk by Gilles Laurent : "Towards an Understanding of Neural Codes". There will also be speeches by both the Norwegian and the German Minister of Education and Research, Kristin Halvorsen and Johanna Wanka. The event is organized by the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin in cooperation with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Max Planck Society. (15.04.2013) More
2 July 2013 - 5 July 2013
Location: Trondheim, Norway
29 August 2013 at 08:30
Where: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78
Why: Understanding mechanisms that keep the brain in good repair and able to adapt to new challenges, at all ages, will help address a major challenge facing mankind: how to retain an individual's autonomy towards the end of life.