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 1 Issue 4
Dec 19, 2008

Blowing in the Wind - Scientists at Kavli MIT are working on the ultimate weather vane – a tool to track the movement of dark matter. (Article)

The Power of Protein Macinery - Physics meets biology at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University, where researchers study the tool kit of a living cell. (Article)

Understanding Our Sense of Place - By uncovering the secrets of the brain’s network of grid cells, the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience seeks to answer the question, “How do we know where we are?” (Article)

Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 3
Sep 05, 2008

Babies, Birds and Words  - Human infants learn to talk and starlings learn to sing, but just how different are the two? When it comes to language, researchers with the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California, San Diego are searching for common ground at the root level across species. (Article)

Up Close and Individual - A dose of radiation, changes in nutrition and other events can have sharply different effects on individual cells, even in a tissue or tumor where all are labeled the same. No two cells are exactly alike, and researchers at Caltech's Kavli Nanoscience Institute have devised a chip to analyze the sometimes surprising differences. (Article)

Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 2
May 13, 2008

Mapping the Brain  - Scientists at the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University push imaging to new levels of precision. Cell by cell, they are working toward a real-time map of neural circuits in action. (Article)

Nanoscience Made Easy - Harvard’s Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology has its own idea of the cutting edge: tools for the non-expert. (Article)

Everything is Physics - At the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, theory goes to the heart of science and the science of the heart. (Article)

Kavli Foundation Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1
Mar 10, 2008

North to the Future: The Merging of Bio and Nano  - In 2007, the first Kavli Futures Symposium convened to discuss the blending of nanoscience and biology. (Article)

On the GLAST Track - High-energy astronomy takes a leap forward with a new telescope in space, and Stanford’s Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology is at the center of the scientific action. (Article)

The Human Factor - What is it about our brain that makes us unique? For the answer, researchers at the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University are looking at the cerebral cortex. (Article)

Eyeing Dark Energy - Something is pulling the universe apart. What is it, and where will it take us from here? Scientists at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, seek answers to those questions with the newly-commissioned South Pole Telescope. (Article)