Awards and Prizes

Kavli nanoscience prize to Seeman

The Kavli Prize is a joint venture between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and the Kavli Foundation (US). The prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience are awarded biennially. Among the eight 2010 Kavli Prize Laureates, Nadrian Seeman was recognized for his invention of structural DNA nanotechnology that could be harnessed to create raw materials for new nanoscale circuits, sensors and medical devices. Seeman shares this year’s prize in nanoscience with Donald Eigler of IBM’s Almaden Research Centre in San Jose, 'for their development of unprecedented methods to control matter on the nanoscale'.