The Kavli Prizes are awarded every two years for outstanding achievement in the following three fields: astrophysics; nanoscience; and neuroscience. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters organises the selection and the award ceremony, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 9 September 2014.
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics rewards achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.
The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience focuses on work in the field of understanding the unique properties of structures at nanoscale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.
The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for accomplishment in the science of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.
Each Kavli Prize consists of US$ 1,000,000, a scroll and a gold medal for each scientific field. The nomination process is open to all who wish to nominate candidates, but self-nominations are not accepted. The prize can be awarded to a single person or shared for closely related fundamental contributions. The nomination process will close on 1 December 2013.
More information is available on the Kavli Prizes website.