Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Kavli Prize Laureates Panel
The Kavli Prize is hosting a panel of Kavli Prize Laureates to discuss the future of their respective research areas in nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics. You are invited to join us and hear directly from these world-renowned scientists, who will speak about their cutting-edge research, the process of discovery, and how this new knowledge can change the world.
The website will provide you with a more detailed program, parking instructions, and driving directions. Here is a summary recap of the Kavli Prize activities to be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
The panelists are current or retired faculty from Stanford, UCSF, 23andme, and IBM.
Kavli Prize Laureates:
Don Eigler, Wetnose Institute for Advanced Pelagic Studies (former IBM Fellow)
Andrei Linde, Stanford University
Michael Merzenich, UC San Francisco
Calvin Quate, Stanford, retired (Daniel Rugar, IBM Almaden, will stand in for Prof. Quate)
Richard Scheller, 23andme (former Stanford faculty member)
Carla Shatz, Stanford University
Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University; and former CNN Washington Bureau Chief
3:30-5:15 pm Panel Discussion
5:15-5:45 pm Recognition Ceremony
5:45-6:45 pm Reception
The Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for pioneering advances in our understanding of existence at its biggest, smallest, and most complex scales. Presented every two years in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, each of the three international prizes consists of USD 1 million. Laureates are chosen by committees whose members are recommended by six of the world’s most renowned science societies and academies. The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (United States), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.