Updating an earlier post on the new award for nanotechnology, the Kavli Prize, the first set of recipients has been named.  Remember, the award is for "transforming human knowledge in the fields of nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics."  The recipients were named earlier today, and there are seven total.

The full list of award winners can be found here, but briefly, they are as follows:

  • Maarten Schmidt, of the California Institute of Technology, and Donald Lynden-Bell, of Cambridge University jointly received the prize for astrophysics for their work with quasars;
  • Louis E. Brus, of Columbia University, and Sumio Iijima, of Meijo University in Japan, jointly received the nanoscience prize for their work with quantum dots and nanotubes; and
  • Pasko Rakic, of the Yale University School of Medicine, Thomas Jessell, of Columbia University, and Sten Grillner, of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden jointly received the neuroscience prize for their work with brain and spinal cord cells.

The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in September by Crown Prince Haakon  in Oslo.  Congratulations to all the winners!