Kavli Newsletter

Each issue of The Kavli Foundation e-newsletter includes feature stories, roundtable discussions about science, and the latest news from our community of Institutes, professors and programs. Below are published newsletters with links to each issue's feature stories and scientific discussions.

Nov 15, 2013

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab Announce the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute - The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to explore the basic science of how to capture and channel energy on the molecular or nanoscale.

Black Holes & Our Cosmic Evolution - Roger Blandford (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC) , Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University), John Wise (Georgia Institute of Technology) discuss how the first black holes formed and how they continue to shape the cosmos.

What are the Origins of Math? - Neuroscientists Brian Butterworth (University College London) and Rafael Núñez (Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California San Diego), and astrophysicist Max Tegmark (Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT in Cambridge) debate wether math really explains our existence or if it is really just a tool of the brain.

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Jan 09, 2013

Why It's More Important Than Ever for Scientists to Engage the Public - Three communications specialists state a strong case for why scientists benefit from engaging the world about their work; discussion with Robert Irion(UCSC), Tiffany Lohwater(AAAS) and Howard Schneider (Stony Brook University)

A Conversation with KIBM's Nicholas Spitzer - Words on educating the public in science; discussion with Nicholas Spitzer(UCSD/KIBM) and inaugural editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org.

"Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date With Science" - Video: Alan Alda's communication workshop evening address to scientist.

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Jan 09, 2013

2012 Laureates Gather for Ceremony in Oslo - On September 4, Norway's King Harald presented the Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience to the seven Kavli Prize laureates.

How Science Can Address and Prevent Global Health Crises - Scientists share their knowledge and experience with partners across the globe to assess risks, advance research and advise on appropriate action?

Kavli Prize Week: September 3-6 - Kavli Prize Week is dedicated to celebrating and advancing science. This week includes the Kavli Prize Award Ceremony and Kavli Prize Science Forum, as well as other events.

Sep 10, 2012

Phoenix Cluster Sets Record Pace At Forming Stars - A massive galaxy cluster with astounding and unexpected properties; discussion with Michael McDonald (MIT/MKI) and Bradford Benson (U. Chicago/KICP)

The Fantastic, Plastic Brain - Brain plasticity and age; discussion with Randy Bruno (Columbia/KIBS), Michael Merzenich (UCSF) and Randy Nudo (U. Kansas)

How Atomic Scale Devices Are Transforming Electronics - Learning to measure and manipulate matter for fundamentally different electronic devices; discussion with Michelle Simmons (U. New South Wales), Paul Weiss (UCLA) and Stan Williams (Hewlett-Packard)