Program for the 2018 Kavli Prize Week

Registration for the 2018 Kavli Prize Week is now open.

September 1, 2018 (All day) to September 6, 2018 (All day)
Oslo / Trondheim
Norway

Click here to register now

 

 

Journalist Dinner at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

September 1, 19:00

National and international journalists and editors - including the winners of the Kavli Prize
scholarships for science journalists - are invited to a journalist dinner at the Academy.

Speeches by the President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, and the Vice-President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, Milica Momcilovic. 

By invitation only. 

 

 

Information Session at Grand Hotel

September 2, 10:00-11:00

This is an opportunity for all guests to meet the organizers and ask questions.
We will go through the list of events taking place.
This will also be an opportunity to learn more about Norwegian etiquette,
the Banquet and the Award Ceremony.

 

Guided Tour

September 2, 11:30-15:00

You will be visiting two of Oslo's most beloved sights, including the Munch Museum. 

 

Kavli Foundation Reception at Grand Hotel

September 2, 16:30-18:30

The reception is an opportunity for the Foundation to bring together all its constituents
and their guests to celebrate the Kavli Prize Laureates — past and present. 

The reception takes place on the Grand Hotel Penthouse Terrace overlooking the beautiful
city of Oslo and its fjord.

By invitation only.  

 

Kavli Prize Laureate Interviews

September 3, 10:00-14:00

Vivienne Parry and Adam Rutherford will interview the Kavli Prize Laureates live on stage at the University of Oslo. 

Parry and Rutherford are experienced science journalists, who will help the audience gain a deeper understanding of the Laureates and their award-winning research. 


Vivienne Parry


Adam Rutherford. Photo: Thomas Eckhoff

 

Kavli Prize Concert with Ian Hobson

September 3, 14:00-14:40

The recognized pianist and conductor Ian Hobson, who has been described as “one of the finest pianists of his generation”, will be performing at the Kavli Prize concert. 

Hobson started his international career in 1981 when he won First Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, and he has been known for his breathtaking pianism ever since.

The concert will take place in the same location as the Laureate interviews. Norwegian waffles with jam and sour cream will be served.

 

Reception at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

September 3, 18:00-20:00

The reception at the Academy is an informal celebration in honor of the laureates. The Academy's estate has its own park and is located at Frogner, along with most of the Ambassador's Residences in Oslo.
Amuse-bouche will be served.

By invitation only.

 

Emerging Talents, Oslo Concert Hall

September 4, 11:30-13:00

Young science talents from the Oslo Metropolitan Area are hand-picked to meet some of the world's most brilliant minds in engaging talks immediately before the Award Ceremony.

 

Kavli Prize Award Ceremony, Oslo Concert Hall

September 4, 14:00-15:30

His Majesty King Harald V will present the Kavli Prizes to the Laureates at the Award Ceremony. Alan Alda and Heidi Ruud Ellingsen co-host a gala event where artists from both the US and Norway entertains. The ceremony is televised by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

More information

The doors open at 13:00. Refreshments will be served. 
Guests are kindly requested to take their seats no later than 13:45.
Please present your invitation or registration on entry to the Oslo Concert Hall.

Dress code: Dark suit. 


 Photo:Thomas Eckhoff

 

Norwegian Government’s Banquet, Oslo City Hall

September 4, 19:00

Minister of Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø, is the host for the Banquet in honor of the Kavli Prize laureates.
His Majesty King Harald V will be present.
Among the 550 guests you will find many researchers and presidents of scientific institutions from around the world. 

Dress code: Black tie/national costume. 

The dinner is by special invitation only.
Invitations are distributed by e-mail by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. 


 Photo: Thomas Eckhoff

 

Neuroscience Laureates Meet Shooting Stars at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

September 5, 13:00-16:00

The Laureates meet students and senior researchers, and a lab-tour is included. 

 

 

Nanoscience Laureates Meet Shooting Stars at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

September 5, 13:00-16:00

The Laureates meet students and senior researchers.

 

 

Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

September 6, 09:45-12:00

The Kavli Prize Laureates in nanoscience and neuroscience will each give a 15-minute presentation of their research.
The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures are open to everyone.


Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna and Virginijus Šikšnys.
Photo credit: Hallbauer & Fioretti (Braunschweig, Germany)/ UC Berkeley/Vilnius University


A. James Hudspeth, Robert Fettiplace and Christine Petit.
Photo credit: Rockefeller University/University of Wisconsin- Madison/William Beaucardet

 

The Astrophysics Symposium, University of Oslo

September 6, 10:00-18:30

Kavli Prize Laureate Ewine van Dishoeck will give her Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture at the start of the symposium. 

The other speakers are: 

  • Debra Fischer, Yale University.
  • Martin Asplund, Australian National University.
  • Christopher J. Pethick, Niels Bohr International Academy, Denmark
  • Sera Markoff, University of Amsterdam
  • Sabine Hossenfelder, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

The symposium is open to everyone.

More information and Abstracts


Ewine van Dishoeck. Photo credit: Henrik Sandsjö/Leiden University

 

The Nanoscience Symposium at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

September 6, 13:30-17:00

In affiliation with the Kavli Prize Lectures, NTNU Nano host a symposium focusing on nanoscience in a broad perspective. Invited international scientists will present their research at a colloquial level for students, young researchers and scientific staff.

The speakers at this year’s symposium are:

  • Nobel Laureate Albert Fert
  • Joanna Aizenberg
  • Kristina Edström
  • Albert van den Berg. 

 The symposium is open to everyone.

 

 

The Neuroscience Symposium at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

September 6, 13:30-17:00

The neuroscience Laureates A. James Hudspeth, Robert Fettiplace and Christine Petit will present their research at the Neuroscience Symposium. 

The Symposium is open to everyone. 

 

 

Dinner at The Archbishop's Palace, Trondheim

September 6, 19:00

The formal dinner at the Archbishop’s Palace is an event in honor of the Laureates hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Municipality and Trøndelag County Council.

Dress code: Business.

The dinner is by invitation only.