Media in need of information about the Kavli Prizes may contact:

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Anne-Marie Astad, Senior Information Adviser
Telephone: 011-47-22-12-10-92

The Kavli Foundation
James Cohen, Director of Communications and Public Outreach
Telephone: 805-278-7495

 Media Kit

On June 2, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the 2016 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience. The Kavli Prizes will be presented in Oslo, Norway on September 6, 2016 during Kavli Prize Week.

To download high-resolution images and pdf copies of The Kavli Prize announcement, citations and explanatory notes, please click on the links below.

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 Press release



Astrophysics: Download (pdf)

Nanoscience: Download (pdf)

Neuroscience: Download (pdf)

Explanatory Notes

Astrophysics: Download (pdf)

Nanoscience: Download (pdf)

Neuroscience: Download (pdf)


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The photographer/photo libraries/artists must be credited if noted.

Laureate headshots:

2016 Laureate in Astrophysics, Ronald Drever 2016 Laureate in Astrophysics, Kip Thorne 2016 Laureate in Astrophysics, Rainer Weiss

Ronald W.P. Drever
© IAU/Gruber Foundation

Kip S. Thorne
© Caltech
Rainer Weiss
© Courtesy of Les Guthman


2016 Laureate in Nanoscience, Gerd Binnig 2016 Laureate in Nanoscience, Christoph Gerber 2016 Laureate in Nanoscience, Calvin Quate
Gerd Binnig
© Definiens AG
Christoph Gerber
© Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI)
Calvin Quate
© Linda A. Cicero


2016 Laureate in Neuroscience, Eve Marder 2016 Laureate in Neuroscience, Michael Merzenich 2016 Laureate in Neuroscience, Carla Shatz
Eve Marder
© eLife Sciences Publications
(Wikimedia Commons)
Michael Merzenich
© University of California, San Francisco
Carla Shatz
© Steve Fisch