Nanoscience

DNA translocating through a nanopore. (Cropped image) Courtesy of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology

Science at the atomic scale, The Kavli Foundation supports pioneering research aimed at understanding our micro-universe and creating new materials, machines and substances that benefit humanity.

Kavli Nanoscience Institutes

The nanoscience institutes are uncovering the scientific possibilities of this young field, and applying these discoveries to areas as diverse as bionanoscience and materials fabrication. There are currently four institutes:

Kavlie Prize - NanoscienceKavli Prize in Nanoscience

The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular and cellular structures and systems manifested in the nanometer scale. This includes molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics and related topics. The Kavli Prize consists of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars.

Futures Symposia and Frontiers in Science

The Kavli Futures Symposia a series of high quality scientific symposia on topics of emerging importance in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The Frontiers of Science symposia bring together some of the very best young scientists across many disciplines to share and discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields.

Educational Resources

Videos and feature pieces have been created for teachers and students. This includes a video interview with renowned researcher George Whitesides, a video introduction and Kavli director panel discussion, feature stories, written science overview, institute profiles and other materials.