Kavli $1 Million Prizes Awarded To Seven Scientists

May 29, 2008

The Kavli Prizes from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, as well as the Fred Kavli foundation have been awarded to seven scientists..Washington (ChattahBox) – The Kavli Prizes from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, as well as the Fred Kavli foundation have been awarded to seven scientists.

The seven scientists won the three prizes in the fields of neuroscience, astrophysics, and nanotechnologies.

The seven scientists will share the three prizes, worth $1 million each.

Dr. Sten Grillner from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, as well as Thomas Jessell from Columbia University and Dr. Pasko Rakic from Yale University won the prize for neuroscience.

The prize for astrophysics was awarded to Donald Lynden-Bell from Cambridge University as well as Maarten Schmidt of the California Institute of Technology.

Louis Brus of Columbia University and Sumio Iijima of Meijo University in Japan won the nanotechnology prize.

These Kavli prizes will be awarded every two years in Norway and are a great honor to these young scientists.


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