2016 Kavli Prizes

2016 Kavli Prize Laureates

The 2016 Kavli Prize laureates were selected for opening a new window on the universe, for revealing nanoscale structures at the atomic scale, and for discovering how brain function is remodeled during development and learning.

2016 KAVLI PRIZE ASTROPHYSICS

Recognized “for the direct detection of gravitational waves.”

Ronald Drever

Ronald Drever

California Institute of Technology, USA

Kip Thorne

Kip Thorne

California Institute of Technology, USA

Rainer Weiss

Rainer Weiss

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

 

2016 KAVLI PRIZE NANOSCIENCE

Recognized “for the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, a breakthrough in measurement technology and nanosculpting that continues to have a transformative impact on nanoscience and technology."

Gerd Binnig

Gerd Binnig

Former member of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Christoph Gerber

Christoph Gerber

University of Basel, Switzerland

Calvin Quate

Calvin Quate

Stanford University, USA

 

2016 KAVLI PRIZE NEUROSCIENCE

Recognized “for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function."

Eve Marder

Eve Marder

Brandeis University, USA

Michael Merzenich

Michael Merzenich

University of California San Francisco, USA

Carla Shatz

Carla Shatz

Stanford University, USA