Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > 2018 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience to be Announced Live on May 31: Live announcement at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to be streamed live at World Science Festival Event

Abstract:
On May 31, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will announce the 2018 Kavli Prize Laureates in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the prestigious $1 million Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for brilliant breakthroughs in our understanding of existence at its biggest, smallest, and most complex scales.

2018 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience to be Announced Live on May 31: Live announcement at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to be streamed live at World Science Festival Event

New York, NY | Posted on May 24th, 2018

In New York City, the World Science Festival will hold an invite-only breakfast featuring a conversation on the important work that the Kavli Prize honors in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience. The program will accompany a live satellite feed of the award announcement in Oslo, Norway.

This year’s keynote speaker for the breakfast will be the Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson,
President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and acclaimed theoretical physicist. Among her many groundbreaking achievements, Dr. Jackson is the first African-American woman to have earned a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in any field, the second African-American woman in the United States to earn a doctorate in physics, and the first to be awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for contributions in science and engineering. Dr. Jackson also served as Co-Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board under President Obama, as well as serving as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (PCAST)

The World Science Festival breakfast will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 at Grand Hall, NYU Global Center, New York University in New York City, with a free, live webcast of the event available to the public.

The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (U.S.), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. It is named after Fred Kavli, a Norwegian-born U.S. philanthropist and founder of The Kavli Foundation.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Jennifer Gherardi

646.784.2697

Copyright © The Kavli Foundation

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Webcast will be available at www.kavliprize.org:

Related News Press

News and information

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing: NIST prototype design uses ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure October 22nd, 2018

Shape-shifting sensors could catch early signs of cancer October 19th, 2018

Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems: Findings can help scientists engineer nanoparticles that are ‘benign by design’ October 18th, 2018

Fat-Repellent Nanolayers Can Make Oven Cleaning Easier October 17th, 2018

Announcements

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing: NIST prototype design uses ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure October 22nd, 2018

Shape-shifting sensors could catch early signs of cancer October 19th, 2018

Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems: Findings can help scientists engineer nanoparticles that are ‘benign by design’ October 18th, 2018

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Hosts R&D Day on Pipeline of RNAi Therapeutics October 17th, 2018

Events/Classes

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Hosts R&D Day on Pipeline of RNAi Therapeutics October 17th, 2018

Iran Produces Cooling Fabrics Using Nanotechnology October 17th, 2018

Iran World’s Second Largest Producer of Nano-Catalysts October 17th, 2018

Iran Unveils Its First Homegrown 3D Nano Printer October 17th, 2018

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Iran World’s Second Largest Producer of Nano-Catalysts October 17th, 2018

Big award enables study of small surfaces: Rice U.'s Matt Jones wins Packard Fellowship to view nanoscale chemical reactions October 15th, 2018

Tracking a Killer: UCSB, UCSD and SBP researchers trace the complex and variable pathways to the deadly condition known as sepsis October 12th, 2018

Columbia Engineers Build Smallest Integrated Kerr Frequency Comb Generator October 9th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project