2014 Laureates

The Kavli Prize recognizes scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas:

Astrophysics, the origin, structure and composition of the cosmos.

Nanoscience, science at the atomic scale.

Neuroscience, science of the human brain.


  • Alan H. Guth
  • Andrei D. Linde
  • Alexei A. Starobinsky

“for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation.”


  • Thomas W. Ebbesen
  • Stefan W. Hell
  • Sir John B. Pendry

“for their transformative contributions to the field of nano-optics that have broken long-held beliefs about the limitations of the resolution limits of optical microscopy and imaging.”


  • Brenda Milner
  • John O’Keefe
  • Marcus E. Raichle

“for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition."

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