The Kavli Prize 2020

The Kavli Prize is awarded by a partnership between the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Kavli Foundation. It recognizes seminal work of scientists in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, which respectively study the biggest, the smallest and the most complex environments in the universe.

The 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to astronomer and astrophysicist Andrew Fabian for his pioneering research on how black holes influence their surrounding galaxies on both large and small scales.

The 2020 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience has been awarded to Harald Rose, Maximilian Haider, Knut Urban and Ondrej Krivanek, for their research and inventions of aberration-corrected lenses in electron microscopes.

The 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience has been awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their independent discoveries of sensory receptors for temperature and pressure, respectively.

This Collection, put together by editors from Nature Astronomy, Nature Nanotechnology and Scientific Reports, includes papers by the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureates and related work published across the Nature Research journal portfolio.