Kavli News

05/12/2011

The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times more powerful than any flare previously seen from the object. On April 12, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first detected the outburst, which lasted six days.

05/05/2011

Members of four Kavli Insttutes have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences: Paul McEuen, Director, KIC; Boris Shraiman, permanent member, KITP; Michael Goldberg, member, KIBS; and X. Sunney Xie, participant in the KIBST.

05/03/2011

Biomaterials pioneer aims to harness network of institutes to develop a new theoretical framework for understanding biological process at the nanoscale.

04/28/2011

The first 18 months of Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) observations of the Sun have been combed through, and a research team reports that there are two distinct components of emission from the direction of the Sun.

04/19/2011

Edvard and May-Britt Moser received the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their pioneering work with grid cells in the brain.

04/19/2011

The April 2011 issue of Physics Today features a cover story on how cosmologists use computer simulations to gian insights written by KIPAC's Tom Abel.

04/12/2011

A new discovery about the dynamic impact of individual energetic particles into a solid surface improves our ability to predict surface stability or instability of materials under irradiation over time.

03/24/2011

X-ray observations made by the Suzaku observatory provide the clearest picture to date of the size, mass and chemical content of a nearby cluster of galaxies.

03/21/2011

Mathematics has revealed that differential growth and ruffling at the edges of each petal — not in the midrib, as commonly suggested — provide the force behind the lily’s bloom.

03/12/2011

UCLA nanotech research mimics enzymes in directing chemical reactions.

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