Kavli News


The Yale School of Medicine has created a new research center to study how our brain evolved uniquely human traits. Named the Yale Center for Human Brain Development and Evolution, the Center will be part of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale


Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have discovered that, instead of one big map, the brain creates multiple independent maps while navigating the physical world.


Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, a member of the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University (KIBST), has been named a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.


Molecular mechanism allows the proper mixing of neurons during the formation of columns essential for the operation of the cerebral cortex.


Boris Shraiman will become the first Susan F. Gurley Chair in Theoretical Physics and Biology at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.


A carbon nanotube used to create the basic elements of a solar cell may be a step toward more efficiently converting light to electricity.


The 2010 Kavli Prize call for nominations has been opened by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Academy will receive nominations September 1 through December 15, 2009.


A new study from TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience suggests that bacteria can squeeze through practically anything -- even extremely small nanoslits, where they take on a completely new flat shape.


Leading nanoscientist Paul S. Weiss has been named director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, and holder of the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences.


The first black holes in the universe had dramatic effects on their surroundings despite the fact that they were small and grew very slowly, according to recent supercomputer simulations carried out by astrophysicists wth the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.