2012 Kavli Prize Week Overview

Held primarily in Oslo, Norway, Kavli Prize Week is a series of events and dialogues on science, including the Kavli Prize Ceremony held in honor of the 2012 Kavli Prize Laureates. The week also includes the Kavli Prize Science Forum, a biennial international forum meeting to facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy, and the Kavli Prize Symposia.

The Kavli Prize Week

HELD PRIMARILY IN OSLO, NORWAY, Kavli Prize Week is a series of events and dialogues on science, including the Kavli Prize Ceremony held in honor of the 2012 Kavli Prize Laureates. The week also includes the Kavli Prize Science Forum, a biennial international forum meeting to facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy, and the Kavli Prize Symposia.

All times in CEST. Additional information is available at www.kavliprize.no.

Complete program information for NTNU

 

Monday, September 3

9:30 am – 2:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures
Location: University of Oslo, Blindern Campus

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Science Forum - "Science and Global Health: The Role of Basic Science"
Location: Gamle festsal

Opening address:

    • Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

Panelists:

    • Rita Colwell, Former Director, National Science Foundation, US
    • Alice Dautry, President, Institut Pasteur, France
    • Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine, US
    • Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan

Moderator:

    • Pallab Ghosh, BBC News, UK

Tuesday, September 4

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: The Kavli Prize Award Ceremony
Location: Oslo Concert Hall
Masters of Ceremony: Alan Alda and Åse Kleveland

7:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Banquet
Location: Oslo City Hall (By invitation only)

Wednesday, September 5

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Popular Science Lectures
Location: University Aula, Karl Johansgate

Participants:

  • 9:40 - 10:30: Lisa Randall, Harvard University, US
  • 10:35 - 11:25: May-Britt Moser, NTNU, Norway
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures, US
  • 12:30 - 1:30: René Redzepi, NOMA and Lars Williams, Nordic Food Lab

Thursday, September 6 (All times CEST)

10:00 am  – 4:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Symposia in Nanoscience and Neuroscience
Location: University of Bergen

NANOSCIENCE

NEUROSCIENCE

Friday, September 7

10:00 am  – 4:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Symposium and Public Program in Nanoscience and Neuroscience
Location: Trondheim, NTNU

PUBLIC LECTURE
Richard Morris, D. Phil, the University of Edinburgh: "The Making, Keeping and Losing of Memory"

NANOSCIENCE

  • Jochen Mannhart, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Carlos Bustamante, UC Berkeley, US
  • Milena Grifoni, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore, Singapore

NEUROSCIENCE

  • Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University, US - ''Digging for genes that contribute to behavioral evolution in mammals''
  • Catherine Dulac, Harvard University US - ''Sex battles in the brain''

Saturday, September 8

10:00 am  – 4:00 pm: The Kavli Prize Symposium in Astrophysics
Location: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo

Please register for the Astrophysics symposium by August 25th to trine.gerlyng@dnva.no. The symposium is free of charge and open to everybody. NB! available seats are limited and may be fully booked before the deadline expires.