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10 -11 September – Kavli Prize Week in Trondheim

The Kavliprize  was established to recognize outstanding scientific research, honour highly creative scientists, promote public understanding of scientists and their work and foster international cooperation among scientists. We celebrate with a two-day programme packed with interesting lectures and symposia, to which … Continue reading

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Fred Kavli, philanthropist and entrepreneur with links to NTNU, dies at 86

Fred Kavli, a businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose support for basic scientific research has had a major impact on the research landscape in three continents, has died at 86. Kavli died peacefully in his home in Santa Barbara on Thursday … Continue reading

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Igarashi receives Young Investigator Award

Kei Igarashi, researcher at Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, receives the Young Investigator Award from Japan Neuroscience Society He receives the award for his current studies in the lateral entorhinal cortex, together with his previous studies of the olfactory system. You can … Continue reading

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Mosers receive the 2014 Körber European Science Prize

Edvard and May-Britt Moser, co-directors of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, have been selected for the €750 00 award from the Hamburg, Germany based Körber Foundation.  Their selection is yet another … Continue reading

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Menno Witter elected board member of Norwegian Health Association’s Dementia Research Program

The Norwegian Health Association announced the board of it’s Dementia Research Program today. Former Minister of education Tora Aasland is to head the board, and Menno Witter from the Kavli Institute for Systems neuroscience is one of the four elected board members. … Continue reading

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Mosers elected Foreign Associates of US National Academy of Sciences

Professors May-Britt and Edvard Moser are elected Foreign Associates of US National Academy of Sciences.  FIRST WOMAN Professor May-Britt Moser, director of Centre for Neural Computation and co-director of Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at Norwegian University of Science and … Continue reading

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Why your nose can be a pathfinder

Waves in your brain make smells stick to your memories and inner maps. When I was a child I used to sit in my grandfather’s workshop, playing with wood shavings. Freshly shaven wood has a distinct smell of childhood happiness, … Continue reading

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Yasser Roudi receives Fridjof Nansen prize for young scientists

Professor Yasser Roudi is awarded the Fridjof Nansen prize for young scientists. Roudi receives the prize for his work within the field of theoretical neuroscience. Roudi is group leader at the Kavli Institute/Centre for Neural Computation at NTNU. The award … Continue reading

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Born with Border Patrol in our Brains

We are born with an innate system that registers borders, ledges and cliffs. Not just the scary and dangerous ones, but all kinds of obstructions and vertical changes in the environment. You may have felt a tingle or sweaty palms, … Continue reading

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Edvard and May-Britt Moser receive the 2014 Karl Spencer Lashley Award

The American Philosophical Society has announced that the recipients of the 2014 Karl Spencer Lashley Award are Edvard and May-Britt Moser “in recognition of their discovery of grid cells in entorhinal cortex, and their pioneering physiological studies of hippocampus, which … Continue reading

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