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Posted: October 15, 2007
Fred Kavli to Introduce Prestigious Science Awards at DC Climate Conference
(Nanowerk News) On October 22, Fred
Kavli, a Norwegian-born philanthropist, will introduce three new science
prizes worth $1 million each at a science conference in Washington, DC. The
Kavli Prizes are currently accepting nominations for their first ever
awards in 2008 in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
"The Kavli Prizes honor scientists exploring the biggest, smallest and
the most complex scientific frontiers in the 21st century," said Kavli.
Kavli will speak on the opening day of Climate Action, an October 22
through 24 scientific conference held at the Carnegie Institution at 1530 P
Street NW, Washington, D.C. Among the scientific presenters, keynote
speaker Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution will address the topic:
"Alarming acceleration in CO2 emissions worldwide -- how do we respond?"
The conference will conclude with panel discussions on opportunities for
The first conference day sees remarks by John H. Marburger III, Science
Advisor to the President of the United States.
Oystein Djupedal, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research and
Thomas A. Farrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department will
sign a new bilateral declaration on cooperation in research and higher
"The Kavli Prizes reward international pioneering research.
International collaboration is also the key to finding solutions and
creating a basis for international action on climate change. This is what
the conference is all about," said Wegger Chr. Strommen, newly appointed
Ambassador to the United States.
Climate Action is the title of the 2007 annual science conference
co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution and the Norwegian Embassy. Consisting
of lectures, panels and workshops, Climate Action has over 80 presenters
and an expected 200 participants.
The Kavli Prizes are presented through a joint venture by the Norwegian
Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and
Research, and The Kavli Foundation.
About the conference: http://www.norway.org/restech
Kavli Prizes: http://www.kavlifoundation.org and http://www.dnva.no
The Carnegie Institution for Science: http://www.ciw.edu/
The Research Council of Norway: http://www.rcn.no/english