Edvard Moser, Ph.D.

Edvard MoserEdvard Moser, Ph.D., is director and a founder of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Norway, as well as co-director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His work, conducted with May-Britt Moser as a long-term collaborator, includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides the first clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping. In 2013, he, his wife, and mentor John O’Keefe were awarded Columbia University’s Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for discoveries that have illuminated how the brain calculates location and navigation. He is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He was awarded a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Oslo in 1995.