Kavli Prize Announcement 2020

Broadcast LIVE from Oslo and New York:

Laureate announcement from The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the World Science Festival
May 27, 2020, 9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT

May 27, 2020 

9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT

 

The winners of the Kavli Prizes 2020 will be announced on May 27, 2020 from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters during the World Science Festival in New York. 
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The Kavli Prize – the big, the small, and the complex

The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for major advances in three research areas – the big, the small, and the complex: 

  • Astrophysics
  • Nanoscience
  • Neuroscience

Presented every two years each of three prizes consists of USD $1 million and a gold medal. 

Partnership

The Kavli Prize is a partnership between: 

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • The Kavli Foundation (USA)
  • The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

Laureates

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters chooses the laureates, based on suggestions by three committees whose members are recommended by:

  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • The French Academy of Sciences
  • The Max Planck Society (Germany)
  • The National Academy of Sciences (US)
  • The Royal Society (UK)
  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Award ceremony in Oslo

Winners receive their gold medals in Oslo, Norway, in a ceremony presided over by His Majesty King Harald. A banquet takes place at Oslo’s famed City Hall, the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this year’s award ceremony is postponed and will be held together with the 2022 award ceremony in September 2022.