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2022 Kavli Prize Laureates Announced

On Wednesday, June 1, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced the 2022 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience.

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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has announced the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Eleven scientists from six countries are honored for their research that has transformed our understanding of the big, the small and the complex. The laureates in each field will share $1 million USD.

The 2022 Kavli Prizes recognize pioneering science in the development of helioseismology and asteroseismology; development of self-assembled monolayers on solid substrates and molecular-scale coatings to control surface properties; and the discovery of genes underlying a range of serious brain disorders.

2022 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Conny Aerts (Belgium)
Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Denmark)
Roger Ulrich (USA)

For their pioneering work and leadership in the development of helioseismology and asteroseismology

2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

David L. Allara (USA)
Ralph G. Nuzzo (USA)
Jacob Sagiv (Israel)
George Whitesides (USA)

For self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on solid substrates: molecular coatings to control surface properties

2022 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Jean-Louis Mandel (France)
Harry T. Orr (USA)
Christopher A. Walsh (USA)
Huda Y. Zoghbi (Lebanon/USA)

For pioneering the discovery of genes underlying a range of serious brain disorders

“We honor the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates for their transformative contributions to science and society. Their discoveries created entirely new fields, opened up new realms of scientific research and advanced science for the benefit of humankind,” says Lise Øvreås, president of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Marina Tofting, Director of Communications | + 47 22 84 15 17 | marina.tofting@dnva.no

The Kavli Foundation
Stacey Bailey, Director of Communications | +1 424 353 8806 | sbailey@kavlifoundation.org