Kavli Newsletter

Each issue of The Kavli Foundation e-newsletter includes feature stories, roundtable discussions about science, and the latest news from our community of Institutes, professors and programs. Below are published newsletters with links to each issue's feature stories and scientific discussions.
Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 8 Issue 1
Sep 10, 2015

The Microbiome: A Special Series  - Scientists are beginning to realize the critical role of the human microbiome - the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies - in health and disease. In a three-part series, The Kavli Foundation explored what neuroscientists, nanoscientists and astrobiologists have learned about the microbiome.

Kavli Futures Symposium: The Novel Neurotechnologies - A recent Kavli Futures Symposium brought together top neuroscientists and tech innovators to discuss and envision the next generation of tools for brain research and treatment. In a special feature story, read about this unique meeting and the possibilities ahead as highly interdisciplinary teams of researchers look to the future.

Dwarf Galaxies Loom Large in the Quest for Dark Matter - In May, The Kavli Foundation spoke with astrophysicists Josh Frieman (KICP), Alex Drlica-Wagner (KICP) and Andrea Albert (KIPAC) about the continuing search for dark matter data in space and how dwarf galaxies can help us understand the evolution of our universe.

Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 7 Issue 2
Dec 19, 2014

2014 Laureates Receive Medals in Oslo - In September, the nine Kavli Prize winners from USA, Russia, Canada, Norway, Germany and United Kingdom received their prizes from Norway's King Harald during an award ceremony in Oslo.

U.S. Laureates Meet President Obama; Mildred Dresselhaus Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom - At the White House this fall, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American Laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes: Alan H. Guth, Andrei D. Linde, John O'Keefe and Marcus E. Raichle.

Winners of the 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award Announced - Stories exploring the complexities of human biology, including our interactions with the trillions of microbes we all harbor, the influences of our fishy evolutionary forebears on how we look, and the enduring challenge of understanding cancer, are among the winners of the 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 7 Issue 1
May 30, 2014

Announcement of the 2014 Kavli Prize Laureates - live webcast from the Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters in Oslo and the World Science Festival in New York City.

The Kavli Foundation Announces Three  New Board Directors - The Kavli Foundation's Board of Directors has announced the election of three new board members: Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan; Richard A. Meserve, President of the Carnegie Institution for Science; and Gunnar K. Nilsen, President of BizArch Advisors.

Alda Center for Communicating Science Establishes Leadership Program - The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has established a communications workshop program specifically for scientists already on the front lines representing their field or institution.

Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 6 Issue 3
Nov 15, 2013

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab Announce the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute - The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to explore the basic science of how to capture and channel energy on the molecular or nanoscale.

Black Holes & Our Cosmic Evolution - Roger Blandford (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC) , Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University), John Wise (Georgia Institute of Technology) discuss how the first black holes formed and how they continue to shape the cosmos.

What are the Origins of Math? - Neuroscientists Brian Butterworth (University College London) and Rafael Núñez (Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California San Diego), and astrophysicist Max Tegmark (Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT in Cambridge) debate wether math really explains our existence or if it is really just a tool of the brain.