Kavli Prize Week 2014 - NTNU programme
Wednesday 10 September
18.30 Kavli Popular Lecture
Students Society Building (Studentersamfundet)
"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 (Realfagbygget) 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"
15:50 Molly Stevens, "Designing nanomaterials for biosensing and regenerative medicine"
16:25 Ke Lu, "Anisotropic nanostructures in materials"
Kavli Prize Symposium in Neuroscience
1400 Haim Sompolinsky, "Computational Perspectives on Neural Representations"
1430 Doris Tsao,"Mapping object representations"
1500 Nachum Ulanovsky, "Neural codes for 2-D and 3-D space in the hippocampal formation of bats"
1545 Eric Knudsen, «Brain Maps Controlling Attention»
1615 Dennis O'Leary,"Cortical maps: Regulation of area patterning"
1645 End of symposium
THE KAVLI PRIZE - SCIENCE PRIZES FOR THE FUTURE
The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The Kavli Prize consists of USD 1,000,000 in each of the scientific fields. In addition to the prize money the laureates receive a scroll and a gold medal.The Kavli Prize is awarded every second year by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
The Kavli Prize was established to:
- Recognise outstanding scientific research
- Honour highly creative scientists
- Promote public understanding of scientists and their work
- Foster international cooperation among scientists
The agreement to establish the Kavli Prize was signed in 2005 by the founder of The Kavli Foundation, Fred Kavli, Kristin Clemet, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research and Jan Fridthjof Bernt, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Kavli Prize was awarded for the first time in 2008.
Kavli Prize Week 2012 - NTNU programme
Wednesday 5 september
18:30 - 19:30 The Students Society
Public lecture - free
Richard Morris, D. Phil, the University of Edinburgh
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 Nanoscience prize lecture: 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 Neuroscience prize lecture: 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 Neuroscience prize lecture: Winfried Denk: "Imaging tools to reverse engineering the brain".
14.00 – 18.00
Kavli symposia on Neuroscience and Nanoscience - parallel sessions
Kavli Symposium on Neuroscience
Location: Centre for Women and Children, Auditorium 1st floor
Moderators: Prof. Edvard Moser and Prof. May-Britt 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".
15:55 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".
15:45 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
2014 Kavli Laureate Lecturers
Sir John B. Pendry is the Chair in theoretical solid-state physics at Imperial College London, a position that he has held since 1981.
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.
Stefan W. Hell is a German physicist, director of the Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany
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.
John O'Keefe is 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.
Marcus E. Raichle is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.