The Kavli Prize Week 2018

The Kavli Prize Week 2018

Events at NTNU, Trondheim

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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.
 


Programme for the Kavli Prize Events at NTNU

Programme – Thursday, 6 September 2018

 

09:00-12:00: The Kavli Prize, Laureate Lectures 2018

Auditorium R1 in The Natural Science Building at Gløshaugen.

09:00: Photo session

09:45: Pro-Rector Bjarne Foss, NTNU
Welcome

9:50: Ole M. Sejersted, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Greetings from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 

9:55: Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas 
Introduction of the Nanoscience prize winner, Emmanuelle M. Charpentier, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany

10:00: Nanoscience prize lecture: Emmanuelle M. Charpentier
CRISPR-Cas9: a transformative genome engineering technology originating from a bacterial immune system

10:15: Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas
Introduction of the Nanoscience prize winner, Jennifer A. Doudna

10:20: Nanoscience prize lecture: Jennifer A. Doudna 
CRISPR Biology Guides the Future of Genome Editing

10:35: Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas
Introduction of Nanoscience prize winner, Virginijus Šikšnys, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

10:40: Nanoscience prize lecture: Virginijus Šikšnys
From antiviral defense towards genome editing

10:55: Scientific director at the Kavli Institute, NTNU, Edvard Moser
Introduction of the Neuroscience prize winner, James Hudspeth, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

11:00: Neuroscience prize lecture: James Hudspeth
How hearing happens: the ear's biological hearing aid

11:15: Professor Edvard Moser
Introduction of the Neuroscience prize winner, Robert Fettiplace, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

11:20: Neuroscience prize lecture: Robert Fettiplace
The twin roles of auditory hair cells in hearing

11:35: Professor Edvard Moser
Introducion of the Neuroscience prize winner, Christine Petit, Institut Pasteur and Collège de France, Paris, France

11:40: Neuroscience prize lecture: Christine Petit
Understanding hearing mechanisms based on genetic readout from disorders

11:55: Concluding remarks by Pro-Rector Bjarne Foss


13:30-16:30: Kavli Prize Symposium for Neuroscience

 Auditorium MTA, in The Medical - Technical Research Centre (MTFS), Campus Øya    

13:30: Christian Doeller
Opening remarks

13:35: Christine Petit
The hidden face of hereditary deafness: an emerging genetic roadmap for the central auditory system?

14:15: Coffee break

14:30: A. James Hudspeth
Making an effort to listen: mechanical amplification by ion channels and myosin molecules in hair cells of the inner ear

15:10: Coffee break

15:30: Robert Fettiplace
The contribution of transmembrane channel-like protein (TMC1) to mechano-electrical transduction in cochlear hair cells

16:10: Round-up discussion and end of symposium


13:30-16:30: Kavli Prize Symposium on Nanoscience

Auditorium R7, Natural Sciences Building, Gløshaugen

13:30: Øyvind Gregersen
Opening Remarks

13:40: Albert Fert
Physics of condensed matter and topology: magnetic skyrmions, topological phases of matter and applications

14:30: Chris Palmstrøm
Epitaxy by Design: Epitaxial Growth of Dissimilar Materials

15:00: Coffee Break

15:20: Kristina Edström
Batteries for a Better Environment

15:50: Albert van den Berg
Labs, Cells and Organs on chip

16:20: John De Mello
Closing Remarks


2018 Kavli Laureate Lecturers

 

 

2018 Kavli Laureate Lecturers

Emmanuelle M. Charpentier

Emmanuelle M. Charpentier
The Kavli Prize Emmanuelle M. Charpentier

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

Jennifer A. Doudna

Jennifer A. Doudna
The Kavli PrizeJennifer A. Doudna

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

Virginijus Šikšnys

Virginijus Šikšnys
The Kavli PrizeVirginijus Šikšnys

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

James Hudspeth

James Hudspeth
The Kavli Prize James Hudspeth

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

Robert Fettiplace

Robert Fettiplace
The Kavli Prize Robert Fettiplace

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

Christine Petit

Christine Petit
The Kavli Prize Christine Petit 

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

Previous Kavli Prize Weeks at NTNU

Kavli Prize Events 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.

 


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

 

09.45–12.00  The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures

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

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

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

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


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

Photo credits:

Photo credits:

Charpentier: Hallbauer&Fioretti (Braunschweig, Germany)
Doudna: UC Berkeley 
Sisksnys: Vilnius University Hudspeth: Rockefeller University 
Fettiplace: University of Wisconsin–Madison 
Petit: William Beaucardet