Kavli Futures Symposia

Futures Symposia

The Kavli Foundation sponsors a series of high quality scientific symposia on topics of emerging importance in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. These unique conferences focus on the trends, challenges and opportunities for future research. Relatively small in size, they feature an informal format with a strong emphasis on discussion. The topics, sites and programs of each symposium are identified by the Kavli Institutes. By emphasizing a forward-looking perspective, the Kavli Futures Symposia provide a forum for discussion of the key issues facing future developments and directions in specific fields, and thereby help to define and guide the development of the research in these fields.

Only Kavli Institutes may propose a symposium. The management of the symposia, including the appointment of the program committee, invitation of participants, and execution of the symposia are the responsibility of the Kavli Institutes. Participation, however, is not limited to members of Kavli Institutes and includes a wide range of leading scientists worldwide. Interest in a symposium should be directed to the managing Institutes.