2014 Kavli Prize Announcement

The 2014 Kavli Prize laureates announcement by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, and a special Prize program from the World Science Festival, New York, will be held on May 29, 8:30-10:00am EDT (21:30 - 23:00 JST).

Webcast and Program: http://www.kavlifoundation.org/kavli-prize

Program includes:

  • Announcement of the 2014 Kavli Prize Laureates by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, hosted by scientist and science writer Adam Rutherford.
  • Panel discussion about the Prizes led by ABC news journalist Richard Besser with: Lord Martin Rees (Fellow of Trinity College,  Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge) - Astrophysics; Paul Weiss (Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles) - Nanoscience; Ann Graybiel (2012 Kavli Prize Laureate in Neuroscience and investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT) - Neuroscience.
  • Opening tribute to Fred Kavli, with Alan Alda (actor, writer, director and visiting professor, Stony Brook University); Brian Greene (professor of physics and mathematics, Columbia University) and Eric Kandel (Nobel Laureate, Kavli Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University)


About Kavli IPMU

Kavli IPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) is an international research institute with English as its official language. The goal of the institute is to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the Universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, astronomy, and theoretical and experimental physics. The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) was established in October 2007 under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan with the University of Tokyo as the host institution. IPMU was designated as the first research institute within Todai Institutes for Advanced Study (TODIAS) in January 2011. It received an endowment from The Kavli Foundation and was renamed the “Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe” in April 2012. Kavli IPMU is located on the Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo, and more than half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. http://www.ipmu.jp/