The Kavli Prize Week 2016

Events at NTNU, Trondheim


The Kavli Prize

The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The prize consists of USD 1,000,000 in each of the scientific fields and is awarded every second year by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.


After the Kavli Prize ceremony and lectures in Oslo, a number of the laureates in Nanoscience and Neuroscience travel to Trondheim and NTNU to give official prize lectures and participate in the Kavli Prize Events on Thursday 8 September.

 


Programme for the Kavli Prize Events at NTNU
Thursday 8 September 2016

All events are free and open to the public

 

09.45–12.00  The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures

NTNU, Auditorium R1 in the Natural Sciences Building (map)

09:45, Rector Gunnar Bovim
Welcome

President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Ole M. Sejerstad
Greetings From the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Nanoscience Prize Winner Calvin Quate
Short Statement Given on Behalf of Calvin Quate by Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas

Nanoscience Prize Winner Gerd Binnig
Atomic Force Microscopy for Nano-Medicine and in General for Nanotechnology

Nanoscience Prize Winner Christoph Gerber
The Impact of AFM on a Global Scale

Neuroscience Prize Winner Eve Marder
The Neuroscience of Animal Variability and Robust Behaviour in the Face of Environmental Challenge

Neroscience Prize Winner Michael M. Merzenich
Brain Plasticity-Based Therapeutics

Neuroscience Prize Winner Carla J. Shatz
New Synapses in Old Brains?

11:45, Rector Gunnar Bovim
Concluding Remarks

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14.00–17.00  The Kavli Prize Symposia in Nanoscience

NTNU, Auditorium R2 in the Natural Sciences Building (map)

14:00, Anne Borg
Opening Remarks

14:10, Shuji Nakamura
The Invention of Blue LED and Future Solid State Lighting

15:00, Stacey Bent
Layer-by-Layer Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

15:30, Coffee Break

15:50, Krijn de Jong
Nanoscale Effects in Catalysis for More Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals

16:25, Dimos Poulikakos
How to Arrest, Interrogate and Transport Viruses in Liquids, One at a Time

16:55, Erik Wahlström
Closing Remarks

Download The Kavli Prize Symposia in Nanoscience and Neuroscience (pdf)

Nanoscience at NTNU

 

14.00–17.00  The Kavli Prize Symposia in Neuroscience

NTNU, Øya Health Centre, Auditorium ØHA11 (map)

14:00, Emre Yaksi
Opening Remars

14:05, Vivek Jayaraman
Dissecting the Workings of a Neural Compass

14:50, Leslie Vosshall
Building a Mosquito Sensory System to Hunt Humans

15:35, Coffee Break

16:00, Botond Roska
The First Steps in Vision: Cell Types, Circuits and Repair

16:45, Round-up Discussions

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Neuroscience at NTNU

 

Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures 2016 (pdf)Kavli Prize Symposia Nanoscience and Neuroscience (pdf)

 

 

 

2016 Kavli Laureate Lecturers

Calvin Quate
The Kavli Prize Calvin Quate

has been awarded The Kavli Prize in the field of Nanoscience.

Gerd Binnig
The Kavli Prize Gerd Binnig

has been awarded The Kavli Prize in the field of Nanoscience.

Christoph Gerber
The Kavli Prize Christoph Gerber

has been awarded The Kavli Prize in the field of Nanoscience.

Eve Marder
The Kavli Prize Eve Marder

has been awarded The Kavli Prize in the field of Neuroscience.

Michael M. Merzenich
The Kavli Prize Michael M. Merzenich

has been awarded The Kavli Prize in the field of Neuroscience.

Carla J. Shatz
The Kavli Prize Carla J. Shatz

has been awarded The Kavli Prize in the field of Neuroscience.

 



Kavli Prize Events 2014

Kavli Prize Events 2014

Kavli Laureate Lecturers

Kavli Laureate, Sir John B. Pendry
Sir John B. Pendry is the Chair in theoretical solid-state physics at Imperial College London, a position that he has held since 1981.

Kavli Laureate, Thomas Ebbesen
Thomas Ebbesen is a Norwegian physical chemist. Ebbesen has worked at the Institut de Science et Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) in Strasbourg, which he directed from 2004 to 2012.

Kavli Laureate, Stefan W. Hell
Stefan W. Hell is a German physicist, director of the Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany.

Kavli Laureate, Brenda Milner
Brenda Milner is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and a Professor of Psychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Kavli Laureate, Marcus E. Raichle
Marcus E. Raichle is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. 

Kavli Laureate, John O'Keefe
John O'Keefe is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London. In June 2013, he was appointed as the Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.


Wednesday 10 September

16:00 MTFS, meeting room 5th floor at Campus Øya

Marty Saggese: SfN: Creating Compelling Value for Members… and How This Relates to Roald Amundsen?

Students Social Building18:30 Kavli Popular Lecture
The Students Society Building (Studentersamfundet)
Stanislas Dehaene:
The matter of education: Literacy, numeracy and the developing brain

 

Thursday 11 September

0915–1200 Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures
Auditorium R1, Natural Sciences Building (Realfagbygget), Gløshaugen

9:15 Welcome remarks – Rector Gunnar Bovim, NTNU
9:20 Greetings from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters – Nils Christian Stenseth, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

9:25 Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas, introduces the Nanoscience prize winner, Thomas W. Ebbesen
9:30 Nanoscience prize lecture: Thomas Ebbesen: Small things – Big consequences

9:45 Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas, introduces the Nanoscience prize winner, Stefan W. Hell
9:50 Nanoscience prize lecture: Stefan W. Hell: Optical microscopy: the resolution revolution

10:05 Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas, introduces the Nanoscience prize winner, Sir John Pendry
10:10 Nanoscience prize lecture: Sir John Pendry: The science of invisibility

10:25 Member of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience, Stanislas Dehaene, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, Brenda Milner
10:30 Neuroscience prize lecture: Brenda Milner: Memory: Looking Back and Looking Forward

10:45 Member of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience, Stanislas Dehaene, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, John O'Keefe
10:50 Neuroscience prize lecture: John O'Keefe: Spatial Cells in the Hippocampal Formation

11:05 Member of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience, Stanislas Dehaene, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, Marcus E. Raichle
11:10 Neuroscience prize lecture: Marcus E. Raichle: The Brain's Dark Energy

11:25 Concluding remarks by Rector Gunnar Bovim

 

Kavli Prize Symposium in Nanoscience

Auditorium R2, Natural Sciences Building, Gløshaugen

14:00 Anne Borg, Opening of the Kavli Nanoscience Symposium

14:10 Andre Geim: Van der Waals heterostructures: Assembling designer materials from isolated atomic planes

15:00 Bo Brummerstedt Iversen: Watching nanoparticles form

15:30 Break

15:50 Molly Stevens: Designing nanomaterials for biosensing and regenerative medicine

16:25 Ke Lu: Anisotropic nanostructures in materials

 

Kavli Prize Symposium in Neuroscience

Auditorium KBA in Women- and Childrens Centre

14:00 Haim Sompolinsky: Computational Perspectives on Neural Representations

14:30 Doris Tsao: Mapping object representations

15:00 Nachum Ulanovsky: Neural codes for 2-D and 3-D space in the hippocampal formation of bats

15:30 Break

15:45 Eric Knudsen: Brain Maps Controlling Attention

16:15 Dennis O'Leary: Cortical maps: Regulation of area patterning

16:45 End of symposium

Kavli Prize Events 2012

Kavli Prize Events 2012


Students Society BuildingWednesday 5 September

18:30–19:30 The Students Society Building (Studentersamfundet)

Public lecture – free:

Richard Morris, D. Phil, the University of Edinburgh:
The making, keeping and losing of memory

 
Thursday 6 September

10:00–12:00 The Kavli Prize Lectures
NTNU, Gløshaugen, Auditorium R1

10:15 Welcome remarks – Rector Torbjørn Digernes, NTNU
10:20 Greetings from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters – Nils Christian Stenseth, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

10:25 Arne Skjeltorp, Chairman of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, introduces the Nano prize winner, Mildred Dresselhaus
10:30 Mildred Dresselhaus: Nanoscale Phenomena (broadcasted from the University of Bergen)

11:00 Lily Jan, member of the Kavli Prize Committee, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, Cornelia Bargmann
11:05 Cornelia Bargmann: Genes, neurons, and decisions: using fixed circuits to drive flexible behaviours

11:35 Charles Stevens, member of the Kavli Prize Committee, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, Winfried Denk
11:40 Winfried Denk: Imaging tools to reverse engineering the brain


Kavli symposia on Neuroscience and Nanoscience – parallel sessions

14:00–18:00

Kavli Symposium on Neuroscience

Location: Centre for Women and Children, Auditorium 1st floor
Moderators: May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

14:55 Opening remarks by Nils Christian Stenseth, president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

15:00 Stanislas Dehaene, Collège de France: How learning to read changes the brain

15:40 Coffee

15:55 Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University: Digging for genes that contribute to behavioural evolution in mammals

16:35 Catherine Dulac, Harvard University: Sex battles in the brain

 

Kavli Symposium on Nanoscience

Location: NTNU, Gløshaugen, The Natural Science Building, Auditorium R9
Moderators: Bjørn Torger Stokke, NTNU, and Thomas Tybell, NTNU

14:00 Opening remarks by Bjørn Torger Stokke, Chair of NTNU NanoLab Board

14:10 Carlos Bustamante, Univ of California, Berkeley, USA: Discrete Steps and Intersubunit Coordination in a DNA-Packaging Ring ATPase

14:45 Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Electrospinning – A Means to Innovate for Funding Strapped Researchers

15:20 Coffee

15:45 Jochen Mannhart, Max Planck Stuttgart, Germany: Oxide Interfaces – A Fantastic World for Electrons; From MOSFETs to Novel Electron Systems

16:20 Milena Grifoni, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany: Spin-dependent phenomena in carbon nanotubes

16:55 Closing Remarks by Thomas Tybell, NTNU