On May 29, the Kavli Prizes were awarded to nine scientists, including neuroscientists Brenda Milner of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, John O’Keefe of University College London and Marcus E. Raichle of Washington University "for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition."
Watch the webcast of the 2014 Kavli Prize announcements via satellite from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo below. Coverage includes a special Kavli Prize program from the World Science Festival in New York City.
2014 Kavli Prize Program:
- A tribute to Fred Kavli;
- Announcement of the 2014 Kavli Prize Laureates by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters;
- A panel discussion about the Prizes led by ABC News journalist Richard Besser.
Fred Kavli: A Tribute
Fred Kavli's efforts to advance science for the benefit of humanity are honored by Alan Alda (actor, writer, director and visiting professor, Stony Brook University), Brian Greene (professor of physics and mathematics, Columbia University) and Eric Kandel (Nobel Laureate, Kavli Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University).
The Big, the Small and the Complex
ABC News journalist Richard Besser hosts a panel discussion about the Kavli Prizes featuring:
- Ann Graybiel, 2012 Kavli Prize Laureate in Neuroscience and investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT;
- Lord Martin Rees, Fellow of Trinity College, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge;
- Paul Weiss, Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.