Announcement of the 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates
The names of the 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates will be announced by the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Nils Christian Stenseth, on June 3 in Oslo, Norway. The announcement will be transmitted live, also to the World Science Festival in New York where it will be part of the opening event.
The Oslo moderator is professor Jim Al-Khalili. Al-Khalili is Professor of Physics, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, and EPSRC Senior Media Fellow at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. He is the author of several popular science books and appearing regularly on radio and television, his honors include the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for Science Communication. His extensive work includes the recently broadcast BBC documentary, "The Secret Life of Chaos, with Prof. Jim Al-Khalilli
After Nils Christian Stenseths prize presentation, there will be accompanied remarks by the Prize Committee chairmen:
Professor Oddbjørn Engvold, University of Oslo (Chairman of the The Kavli Prize Committee in Astrophysics);
Professor Arne Skjeltorp, University of Oslo (Chairman of the The Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience)
Professor Jon Storm-Mathisen, University of Oslo
(Chairman of the The Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience)
The New York moderator, Elizabeth Vargas, is Co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine "20/20," award-winning anchor and correspondent Elizabeth Vargas has covered breaking news stories, reported in-depth investigations and conducted newsmaker interviews around the world since joining ABC News in 1996.
The Kavli Prize activities at The World Science Festival
Harold Varmus, co-chair of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and Nobel Prize Laureate will do the opening address in New York.
Following the broadcast from Oslo, there will be a Kavli Prize panel discussion at the World Science Festival in New York. Elizabeth Vargas will be joined by three acclaimed scientists: Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, Nanoscientist Mostafa A. El-Sayed and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.
Watch the broadcast from Oslo, Norway
The Kavli Prize 2010 announcement from Oslo was broadcasted live 2.50pm CEST / 8:50 EDT, June 3, and can be viewed here.
Watch the broadcast from the World Science Festival, NY
The Kavli Prize 2010 program from the World Science Festival in New York was broadcasted live 2.30pm CEST / 8:30pm EDT, June 3, and can be viewed here.