The Kavli Prize 2018

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 2018 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to Ewine van Dishoeck for her seminal work on revealing the chemical and physical processes in interstellar clouds, where stars and planets form

The 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna and Virginijus Šikšnys, for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, the revolutionary nanotool for editing DNA

The 2018 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience has been awarded to A. James Hudspeth, Robert Fettiplace and Christine Petit for their scientific discoveries of the molecular and neural mechanisms of hearing

This Collection, put together by editors from Nature AstronomyNature NanotechnologyNature Neuroscience and Nature Reviews Neuroscience, includes papers by the 2018 Kavli Prize Laureates published across the Nature Research journal portfolio.