Kavli Science Prizes Awarded for Findings in Astrophysics, Neuroscience and Nanoscience

May 29, 2014 4:20 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nine scientists have won awards for theories about the first moments of the universe, discoveries about the brain and techniques to let researchers see ever-tinier things. The winners, announced by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on May 29, 2014, will share three $1 million Kavli Prizes. Awarded biennially since 2008, the prizes are named after philanthropist Fred Kavli, a native of Norway. Kavli died last November.

The prize for astrophysics goes to Alan Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andrei Linde of Stanford University, and Alexei Starobinsky of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. They were honored for developing the theory of inflation, which holds that the universe grew extremely ...

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