Journalists

The Kavli Foundation offers media resources and services to professional journalists interested in our programs, institutes, professors, Kavli Prizes and other activities. We also support journalism programs aimed at increasing the public's understanding in basic science.


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The Foundation maintains an archive of press releases and media advisories issued by our news office, as well as press releases/advisories from the Institutes that have been posted on the Foundation's website. Most releases include links to downloadable photographs.


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Experts Available to the Media


For journalists seeking expertise or perspective on science, several Institute communications offices have provided contact information for scientists available to the media. Each profile includes a brief summary of the scientist's area of research, along with phone number, email address, time zone and other contact information.


Kavli Journalism Programs


Kavli Science Journalism Workshops


The Kavli Science Journalism Workshops are directed at journalists and administered by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With the subject matter rotating each year among astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, reporters accepted in the competitive program are provided a unique opportunity to learn in-depth about the science and issues in these fields from researchers based at the university and other institutions, including the Kavli Institutes.


KITP Journalist in Residence Program


The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) and The Kavli Foundation jointly sponsor the KITP Journalist in Residence program. The KITP solicits applications from journalists and science writers to spend up to 5 months at KITP as Journalist Fellow. The purpose of the program is to promote excellence in scientific journalism by bringing journalists, science writers and science editors in contact with physicists working at the frontiers of science, and through interaction, educating physicists on how to communicate their science to the general public.


AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards


The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards are an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism for a general audience. Administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and endowed by the Foundation in 2009, the independently juried awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists since 1945.


Science Overviews for Journalists and Educators


The Kavli Foundation has commissioned overviews of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. These overviews provide introductions to what is exciting in these fields, focusing on the most tantalizing questions and formidable challenges facing scientists today, as well as what advances we can expect in the future.


  • Frontiers in Astrophysics. How did the universe begin? Will it end and if so, when? Answering questions about our very existence is often at the heart of astrophysics. Today’s astronomical explorers seek answers to several deep questions about the nature of space, the astrophysical objects it contains, and the universe’s composition, history and future.
  • Frontiers in Nanoscience. Nanoscience and nanotechnology seem to embrace everything from biomedicine to rocket science and computer technology. And in the 21st century, scientists will not only use molecules as building blocks for creating vital new technologies, but possibly as the basis for creating synthetic life.
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience. Armed with the human genome and a combination of cutting-edge genetic methods and brain imaging techniques, lab scientists are exploring the neural circuitry of living animals in ways they could likely have never dreamed of 20 years ago. Such efforts promise to bridge the gap between studies of the cognitive powers of the mind – traditionally the turf of psychologists and linguists – and investigations of the physical brain by neurobiologists.

Media Queries


For queries other than requests for newsletters and press releases, please contact:


James Cohen, Director of Communications

805-278-7495

cohen@kavlifoundation.org