Astrophysics

The Veil Nebula is part of a supernova remnant known as the Cygnus Loop.  It is the shattered remains of one, and possibly two, supernovae that exploded more than 15,000 years ago. (Graphic cropped)  Credit: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage and NOAO/AURA/NSF

The Kavli Foundation supports leading science aimed at understanding the origin, structure and composition of the cosmos.

Kavli Astrophysics Institutes

The astrophysics institutes are pioneering research centers engaged in prominent international and national astrophysics initiatives, such as the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the South Pole Telescope, and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. There are currently five institutes:

Kavlie Prize - AstrophysicsKavli Prize in Astrophysics

The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of the universe. The Kavli Prize consists of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars.

Futures Symposia and Frontiers in Science

The Kavli Futures Symposia is a series of high quality scientific symposia on topics of emerging importance in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia bring together some of the very best young scientists across many disciplines to share and discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields.

Educational Resources

Videos and feature pieces have been created for teachers and students. This includes video interviews with renowned researchers Lord Martin Rees and Roger Blandford, a video introduction and Kavli director panel discussion, feature stories, written science overview, institute profiles and other materials.