2014 Kavli Prize Week Overview

A biennial series of events and dialogues celebrating science, including the Kavli Prize Ceremony, which honors the year's Kavli Prize Laureates in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience.

Kavli Prize Week is a biennial series of events and dialogues on science, including the Kavli Prize Ceremony at the Oslo Concert Hall -- the signature event during Kavli Prize week held in honor of the year's Kavli Prize Laureates. Held primarily in Oslo, the week includes lectures by the laureates on their groundbreaking discoveries, a special banquet held in honor of the laureates, science symposia on the three prize fields, and the Kavli Prize Science Forum, a biennial international forum meeting to facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy. Popular lectures and presentations also highlight the week in Oslo.

Schedule of Events

All Times Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Events open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 8
9:15 - 14.15  − The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures
Presentations by the 2014 Kavli Prize Laureates − Astrophysics: Alan H. Guth, Andrei D. Linde, Alexei A. Starobinsky; Nanoscience: Thomas W. Ebbesen, Stefan W. Hell, Sir John B. Pendry, Neuroscience: Brenda Milner, John O’Keefe, Marcus E. Raichle
Venue: Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo

15.30 - 18.00: The Kavli Prize Science Forum
"Higher Education in the 21st Century - The technological revolution in open education: The death of a traditional system or the next wave of democracy?"
Venue: Gamle Festsal, University of Oslo
Panelists:

      • Martin G. Bean, Vice-Chancellor (Chief Executive) of The Open University, UK
      • Monique Canto-Sperber, President of Paris Sciences et Lettres, France
      • Mandla S. Makhanya, Professor and Vice-Chancellor at UNISA, South Africa
      • Sanjay E. Sarma, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Former Chairman of Research and Co-Founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, US
      • Keynote speaker: Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research Norway
      • Moderator: Vivienne Parry , Science Correspondent for BBC News

19.00 - 22.00: Reception at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Tuesday, September 9
11.30 - 13.45: Lectures for High School students
Venue: Oslo Concert Hall

14.00 - 15.30: The Kavli Prize Award Ceremony
Venue: Oslo Concert Hall

19.00 - 00.00: The Kavli Prize Award Banquet
Venue: Oslo City Hall

Wednesday, September 10
10.00 - 12.00: The Kavli Prize Popular Science Lectures
Brian Greene, Richard Morris
Venue: University Aula,  Karl Johans gate

Thursday, September 11
10.00 - 16.00: The Kavli Prize Symposium in Astrophysics
Venue: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

 

The Kavli Prize in Trondheim

Wednesday, September 10
18.30: Popular Science Lecture
Stanislas Dehaene
Venue: Samfundet

Thursday, September 11
09.15 - 12.15: The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures
Venue: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch

14.00 - 17.00: The Kavli Prize Symposium in Nanoscience and Neuroscience
Venue: Norwegian University of Science and Technology