10 -11 September – Kavli Prize Week in Trondheim

by @NTNUhelse 2 September 2014

The Kavli Prize MedalThe 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 you are all invited.

 

Wednesday 10 September:
Marty Saggese, Executive Director of the Society for Neuroscience

Marty Saggese, Executive Director of the Society for Neuroscience

“SfN: Creating Compelling Value for Members… and How This Relates to¬†Roald¬†Amundsen?”

10 September at 16.00
MTFS,¬†meeting room 5th floor.¬†at Campus √ėya.

Marty Saggese, Executive Director of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), will talk about SfN, what it does, and why scientists around the world should care. He will touch on how science and scientific careers are changing around the world, and share his thoughts about what scientists will need to do in the future to ensure continuing strong support for science from governments and the public.

Wednesday 10 September:
2014 Kavli Public lecture – Stanislas Dehaene

Stanislas Dehaene

The matter of education: Literacy, numeracy and the developing brain

10 September at 18.30
Students Society Building

Stanislas Dehaene  is a professor at the Collège de France. He has worked on a number of topics, including numerical cognition, the neural basis of reading and the neural correlates of consciousness. The lecture will be an eye-opener and will fascinate educators concerned with the contested issues of how we learn to read, calculate, and of pathologies like dyslexia.

Thursday 11 September: The Kavli Prize Laureate Lectures

Auditorium R1, Natural Sciences Building¬†(Realfagbygget) Gl√łshaugen

9:15¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Welcome remarks ‚ÄstRector Gunnar Bovim, NTNU
9:20 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Greetings from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters –¬†Nils Christian Stenseth, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
9:25                Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas, introduces the Nanoscience prize winner, Thomas W. Ebbesen
9:30 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nanoscience prize lecture:¬†Thomas Ebbesen: “Small things ‚Äď Big consequences
9:45                 Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas, introduces the Nanoscience prize winner, Stefan W. Hell
9:50 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nanoscience prize lecture:¬†Stefan W. Hell:¬†“Optical microscopy: the resolution revolution
10:05               Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience, Arne Brataas, introduces the Nanoscience prize winner, Sir John Pendry
10:10¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Nanoscience prize lecture:¬†Sir John Pendry: “The science of invisibility
10:25               Member of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience, Stanislas Dehaene, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, Brenda Milner
10:30 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Neuroscience prize lecture: Brenda Milner: “Memory: Looking Back and Looking Forward
10:45 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Member of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience,¬†Stanislas Dehaene, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, John O’Keefe
10:50 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Neuroscience prize lecture:¬†John O’Keefe: “Spatial Cells in the Hippocampal Formation
11:05               Member of the Kavli Prize Committee in Neuroscience, Stanislas Dehaene, introduces the Neuroscience prize winner, Marcus E. Raichle
11:10¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Neuroscience prize lecture:¬†Marcus E. Raichle: ”¬†The Brain’s Dark Energy
11:25              Concluding remarks by Rector Gunnar Bovim

Thursday 11 September: The Kavli Prize Symposium on Neuroscience

14.00-17.00 Auditorium KBA in Women- and Childrens Centre

1400¬†Haim Sompolinsky,¬†“Computational Perspectives on Neural Representations”
1430¬†Doris Tsao,”Mapping object representations
1500¬†Nachum Ulanovsky, “Neural codes for 2-D and 3-D space in the hippocampal formation of bats”
1530 Break
1545¬†Eric Knudsen,¬†¬ęBrain Maps Controlling Attention¬Ľ
1615¬†Dennis O’Leary,”Cortical maps: Regulation of area patterning
1645 End of symposium

Thursday 11 September: The Kavli Prize Symposium on Nanoscience

14.00-17.00¬†Auditorium R2, Natural Sciences Building¬†(Realfagbygget) Gl√łshaugen

14.00 Anne Borg, Opening of the Kavli Nanoscience Symposium
14:10¬†Andre Geim,¬†“Van der Waals heterostructures: Assembling designer materials from isolated atomic planes”
15:00¬†Bo Brummerstedt Iversen,¬†“Watching nanoparticles form”
15:30 Break
15:50¬†Molly Stevens,¬†“Designing nanomaterials for biosensing and regenerative medicine”
16:25¬†Ke Lu,¬†“Anisotropic nanostructures in materials”

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