Edvard Moser is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
He is interested in how spatial location and spatial memory are computed in the brain. His work includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which points to this brain region as the metric for the brain network that makes us find our way.
He was awarded the W. Alden Spencer Award in 2005, Erik Fernström’s Great Nordic Prize in 2008, the Louis Jeantet Prize and Anders Jahre’s Great Nordic Prize in 2011, and shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is committed to communicating science and participates regularly in news and popular science programs on TV and radio. He likes outdoor activities and has a particular affection for volcanos.