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How can we get closer to the world of atoms and molecules? How does energy transform? How do materials’ properties emerge?

Scientists are uncovering the secrets of energy and matter at the scale of atoms, molecules and nanostructures. They are discovering how to precisely control these and their quantum properties to create new types of materials, energy pathways, miniature machines and perhaps even synthetic life.

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His Majesty King Harald of Norway presents the 2012 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience to Mildred S. Dresselhaus.

The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometer scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics and related topics.

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Nanoscience deals with the smallest building blocks in nature and will enable us to make new materials and tools, leading an ever-accelerating journey of technological progress.

- Fred Kavli


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