Kavli News

09/01/2011

Using X-ray, radio, and gamma-ray observations of a distant galaxy, a multinational team of astrophysicists has seen perhaps the first live instance of the turning on of a powerful jet from a supermassive black hole.

08/12/2011

Researchers performed the first recordings of prefrontal cortical (PFC) neurons from aged monkeys performing a spatial working memory task. They found a marked, age-related reduction in the persistent network firing that is essential for working memory, the building block of higher cognition.

08/10/2011

Using a combination of experimental observations, biological and biophysical manipulations, theory, and computation, researchers at Harvard have shown that a "simple" balance of forces insures the consistent coiling and formation of the human gut.

08/08/2011

A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows that the neural networks in the brains of the middle-aged and elderly have weaker connections and fire less robustly than in youthful ones. Intriguingly, note the scientists, the research suggests that this condition is reversible.

08/05/2011

Researchers have reliably read out two electron spins, the elementary qubit building blocks for one day creating a super-fast quantum computer.

08/04/2011

Research helps pave the way for the next generation of computer-chip technology: photonic chips, which rely on light instead of electricity, which will allow for faster computing.

08/03/2011

Materials scientists and applied physicists collaborating at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have invented a new device that can instantly identify an unknown liquid.

07/27/2011

UC Santa Barbara's Kohn Hall, home of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

07/25/2011

Researchers have developed a novel approach that could redefine optical imaging of live biological samples.

07/14/2011

Feel uneasy with an anthropomorphic robot, playing a video game or watching an animated movie, where the human characters are realistic but not quite right? If yes, then you’ve probably visited what’s called the “uncanny valley.”

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