2008 Kavli Prize Committees

Kavli Prize Committee Appointments

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters appoints three Kavli Prize Committees on the basis of nominations received by leading international academies and other equivalent scientific organizations. Nominations for the committees were provided 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)

Kavli Prize Committees

These distinguished panels of international scientists review and recommend the Kavli Prize recipients on the basis of the nomination process. The panels for 2008:


Kavli Prize Committee in Astrophysics

  • Professor Reinhard Genzel
    Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
    Garching, Germany
  • Professor Wallace L.W. Sargent
    California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, California – United States
  • Professor Harvey Tananbaum
    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    Cambridge, Massachusetts – United States
  • Professor Scott Tremaine
    Institute for Advanced Study
    Princeton, New Jersey – United States
  • Professor Oddbjørn Engvold (Chair)
    University of Oslo
    Oslo, Norway

Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience

  • Professor Chunli Bai
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of
    Beijing, China
  • Professor Mostafa A El-Sayed
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, Georgia – United States
  • Professor Klaus von Klitzing
    Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Professor Cherry Murray
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, California – United States
  • Professor Arne Skjeltorp (Chair)
    University of Oslo
    Oslo, Norway

Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience

  • Professor Linda Buck
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, Washington – United States
  • Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux
    Institute Pasteur
    Paris, France
  • Professor Eric Kandel
    Columbia University
    New York, New York – United States
  • Professor Bert Sakmann
    Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
    Heidelberg, Germany
  • Professor Jon Storm-Mathisen (Chair)
    University of Oslo
    Oslo, Norway