2018 Laureates

The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas:

Astrophysics: the origin, structure, and composition of the cosmos.

Nanoscience: science at the atomic scale.

Neuroscience: science of the human brain.

2018 Astrophysics Laureates


“for her combined contributions to observational, theoretical, and laboratory astrochemistry, elucidating the life cycle of interstellar clouds and the formation of stars and planets”

2018 Nanoscience Laureates

“for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, a precise nanotool for editing DNA, causing a revolution in biology, agriculture, and medicine”

2018 Neuroscience Laureates

“for their pioneering work on the molecular and neural mechanisms of hearing.”

Recognizing scientists around the world in the fields of Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience.

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