Kavli Prize reception at Norway House in Brussels
Jostein H. Bernhardsen, Ambassador of Norway in Belgium, hosted a reception at Norway House in Brussels on the occation of the meeting of the Kavli Prize Committee in Astrophysics. The prize committee in Nanoscience met in San Francisco and the Neuroscience committee had their last meeting in Paris. On the 3rd of June the chairmen of the prize committees will present their choice of Kavli Prize Laureates to the board of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
It has become a tradition that Norwegian embassies have invited the Kavli Prize Committees, and also the Abel Prize Committee, to have their meetings on their premises. In connection with these meetings the ambassadors have often hosted receptions for the scientific community, policymakers and media in the respective countries.
Ambassador Jostein H. Bernhardsen invited Dr. Gabor Mihaly Nagy, Head of Unit of the Scientific Department at the European Research Council to talk to the guests gathered at Norway House. Professor Øivind Andersen, the Secretary General of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters gave a talk about the Kavli Prize and also briefly mentioned some of the highlights of the Kavli Prize week in September.During spring all the three Kavli Prize Committees have met to select the 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates. The Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, led by Professor Arne Skjeltorp, met in San Francisco where the Norwegian Consul General Sten Arne Rosnes hosted a dinner on the occasion of the nanoscience committee meeting.