Kavli News


The winners of the USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Contest were announced on October 24at at the festival's Expo at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


President Obama will host the White House Science Fair, kicking off week that culminates in USA Science and Engineering Festival.


New York University has received a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its Structural DNA Nanotechnology facility -- a facility directed by Kavli Prize laureate Nadrian Seeman.


In an opening speech before the Kavli Prize Science Forum: 2010 in Oslo, Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Ghar Støre, pressed the need for recognizing the wide impact of global climate change.


Two Kavli Institute members -- MIT's Nergis Mavalvala and Cornell's Michal Lipson -- are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, which recognizes people with exceptional creativity and promise.


The Milky Way, thought to be the dominant gravitational force in forming the Magellanic Stream, is sidelined by a new computer simulation.


John P. Holdren, Science Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, details need and efforts to mitigate "Global Climate Disruption."


UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist Lars Bildsten, a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded the Wayne Rosing, Simon and Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the discipline.


The Royal Society has awarded Celia Hoyles the first "Royal Society Kavli Education Medal," which recognizes an individual for a distinguished contribution to science or mathematics education.


The American Physical Society has elected the University of Chicago's Michael S. Turner vice president as of Jan. 1, 2011. The election puts Turner in line to serve later as president-elect, president, and then past-president in successive years.