2014 Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences

2014 Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences

November 21, 2014

Award Recipient(s) 

Adam Weber

Accomplishment 

Adam Weber was selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2014, and was invited to attend the 2014 U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium held in November 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. Jointly sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Frontiers of Science bring together some of the very best young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields in a format that encourages informal collective, as well as one-on-one discussions among participants. These are highly interdisciplinary symposia emphasizing communication of a wide range of contemporary science topics across the traditional disciplines. The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are attended by approximately 80 to 100 scholars under 45 years of age. Participants include leading researchers from academic, industrial, and federal laboratories in such disciplines as astronomy, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, genetics, material sciences, mathematical sciences, neurosciences, pharmacology, and physics. The NAS and Kavli foundation advisory board selects Kavli fellows from among scientists who received prestigious fellowships, awards, and other honors, or who are nominated by NAS members and previous fellows. Eighteen percent of those elected to the National Academy of Sciences have been Kavli fellows. Over one hundred and forty Kavli fellows have been elected to the NAS since the program's inception in 1989 and eight have won Nobel Prizes.

Portrait of Adam Weber