Videos

The following videos have been produced by The Kavli Foundation and are available for educational purposes. Along with streaming from the website, copies of videos may be requested at no charge by accredited educational institutions for use in classroom instruction.

Introductions to Science

 

 

Astrophysics

In Depth: Roger Blandford

Director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, which is housed at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, Roger Blandford oversees research that seeks to answer some of our great cosmic questions: what powered the Big Bang? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is happening around black holes? View Video

In Depth: Martin Rees

Professor of cosmology and astrophysics, master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, and president of the Royal Society, Martin Rees discusses his fascination with astrophysics, his own groundbreaking research, and some of the current challenges facing the field, as well as how technology may expand our understanding of the universe. View Video

Kavli Directors Panel: Observational Astrophysics

Alan Alda leads a discussion with panelists John Carlstrom (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago) Jacqueline Hewitt (Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Douglas Lin (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University). View Video

Kavli Directors Panel: Theoretical Astrophysics

Alan Alda leads a discussion with panelists Roger Blandford (Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology, Stanford University), George Efstathiou (Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge), David Gross (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara) and Yue-Liang Wu (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Chinese Academy of Sciences). View Video

Nanoscience

In Depth: George Whitesides

A director of Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University, George Whitesides discusses his research in surface chemstry, how nanoscience is changing society, and where current technologies and where nano-technologies may lead us. View Video

Kavli Directors Panel: Nanoscience

Alan Alda leads a discussion with panelists Hans Mooij (Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology), Bob Richardson (Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Cornell University), Axel Scherer (Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology) and David Weitz (Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University). View Video

Neuroscience

In Depth: Eric Kandel

Fred Kavli Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University, and a Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Dr. Kandell discusses his Nobel Prize-winning research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory and the frontiers of science. View Video.

In Depth: Edvard and May-Britt Moser

Head of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (director and co-director, respectively), as well as the Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Mosers explain how spatial locations and memories interact in the brain, how their own research began and has advanced, and look ahead at the potential impact new insights may have for fighting neurodegenerative diseases. View Video

Kavli Directors Panel: Neuroscience

Alan Alda leads a discussion with panelists Jeff Elman (Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, University of California, San Diego), Ralph Greenspan(Associate Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, University of California, San Diego), Eric Kandel (Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University), Edvard Moser (Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Pasko Rakic (Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale University) View Video

Theoretical Physics

In Depth: David Gross

Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, David Gross discusses his Nobel Prize-winning discovery of asymptotic freedom, the principles of asymptotic freedom and string theory, and the unique collaborations he has fostered through the Institute, which applies the study of theoretical physics to diverse areas and disciplines, ranging from astrophysics to medicine. View Video

Kavli Directors Panel: Theoretical Physics

Alan Alda leads a discussion with panelists Roger Blandford (Kavli Institute for Particle Physics and Cosmology, Stanford University), George Efstathiou (Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge), David Gross (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara) and Yue-Liang Wu (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Chinese Academy of Sciences). View Video