Kavli News

10/17/2011

Researchers have discovered a key mechanism that can act like a zoom button in the brain, by controlling the resolution of the brain's internal maps.

10/14/2011

The "Solvay Centenary Chair," has been granted to KITP Director David J. Gross.

10/13/2011

Medal honors philanthropists who "believe in dedicating their private wealth to the public good."

10/06/2011

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project at MIT has been named by NASA as one of the 11 proposals recently accepted for evaluation as potential future science missions.

10/05/2011

Researchers have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light. The achievement paves the way for the development of exquisitely sensitive detectors as well as for quantum experiments that scientists have long dreamed of conducting.

10/05/2011

A new study suggests winning may not be the only thing, but the human brain devotes a lot of resources to the outcome of games.

09/28/2011

An experiment published in the 28 September issue of Nature in which rats are "teleported" shows how memory is organized into discrete 125 millisecond-long packets, enabling a smooth transition between one memory and the next.

09/26/2011

Researchers have demonstrated that electrons can move freely in layers of linked semiconductor nanoparticles under the influence of light. This new knowledge will be very useful for the development of cheap and efficient quantum dot solar cells.

09/22/2011

Harvard have created a material that repels just about any type of liquid, including blood and oil, and does so even under harsh conditions like high pressure and freezing temperatures.

09/22/2011

Scientists have succeeded in very accurately reading out a mini-quantum computer comprising four quantum bits on a chip of diamond.

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