Kavli Prize Scientific Symposium and Laureate Lecture in Washington DC
Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave the Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC on October 24, 2013. Dresselhaus was awarded the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience in 2012 "for her pioneering contributions to the study of phonons, electron-phonon interactions, and thermal transport in nanostructures."
Mildred Dresselhaus (right), Kavli Prize Laureate in Nanoscience 2012, is now a member of the Kavli Prize committee in Nanoscience. Left: Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen.
Nanoscience research investigates the behavior of materials at the atomic level. It has led to a dramatic increase in our understanding about why these materials behave differently from larger ones and how they could benefit society. Dr. Dresselhaus will discuss this research in her lecture "Nanoscience in the Context of Nanocarbons".
With introductions by Richard Meserve, President of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, Kirsti Strøm Bull, President of the Norwegian Academy of Scoence and Letters, and Robert Conn, President of The Kavli Foundation.
This Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture was part of the Capital Science Evenings and is co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with the Royal Embassy of Norway, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and The Kavli Foundation. The lectures are free and open to the public and are held at the Carnegie Institution.