Kavli Prize for Nanoscience: Atomic Force Microscopy - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

25 Sep 2017

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

Summary

Almost 200 guests attended the Symposium, including Ambassador Thomas Hauff, Norwegian State Secretary Bjørn Haugstad, Swiss State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Government Councillor Carmen Walker Späh and Nobel Laureate K. Alex Müller, who worked at IBM’s Zurich Lab with Professor Binnig and Professor Gerber. The audience also contained nearly 50 students representing several Norwegian and Swiss universities.

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About the event

The Kavli Prizes recognise scientists for pioneering advances in our understanding of existence at its biggest, smallest, and most complex scales. Presented every two years in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, each of the three international prizes consists of USD 1 million. Laureates are chosen by committees whose members are recommended by six of the world’s most renowned science societies and academies. The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (United States), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

In 2016, the Kavli Prize in nanoscience was awarded to Gerd Binnig (1986 Nobel Prize in Physics), Christoph Gerber, and Calvin Quate “for the invention and realization of atomic force microscopy, a breakthrough in measurement technology and nanosculpting. This symposium will honor the three pioneers of AFM technology and recognize some of the brilliant young minds that are carrying it into the future.

Swiss Re Institute hosted this event at the Centre for Global Dialogue.

Organisers

IBM Research – Zurich is one of IBM’s 12 global research labs. IBM has maintained a research laboratory in Switzerland since 1956. As the first European branch of IBM Research, the mission of the IBM Research – Zurich Lab, in addition to pursuing cutting-edge research for tomorrow’s information technology, is to cultivate close relationships with academic and industrial partners, be one of the premier places to work for world-class researchers, to promote women in IT and science, and to help drive Europe’s innovation agenda.

https://www.zurich.ibm.com/

The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (United States), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The Kavli Prizes recognise scientists for pioneering advances in our understanding of existence at its biggest, smallest, and most complex scales. Presented every two years in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, each of the three international prizes consists of $1 million. Laureates are chosen by committees whose members are recommended by six of the world’s most renowned science societies and academies.

http://www.kavliprize.org/


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