The Kavli Foundation
The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work. The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics, and through the support of conferences, symposia, endowed professorships, journalism workshops and other programs and activities. The Foundation is also a founding partner of the Kavli Prizes.
To date, the Kavli Foundation has established fifteen research institutes at leading academic centers worldwide. These are:
- The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University in China
- The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago
- The Kavli Institute for Cosmology at the University of Cambridge
- The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University
- The Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Cornell University
- The Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University
- The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands
- The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology
- The Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University
- The Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University
- The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California, San Diego
- The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
- The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Endowed Professorships have been established at the following universities:
- Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology at the University of California, Santa Barbara - John. E. Bowers
- Fred Kavli Chair in Optoelectronics and Sensors at the University of California, Santa Barbara - Larry A. Coldren
- Fred Kavli Chair in Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine - Michael J. Prather
- Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Science at the University of California, Los Angeles - Paul S. Weiss
- Fred Kavli Chair in Brain Science at Columbia University - Eric Kandel
- Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology - Hirosi Ooguri
KAVLI FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE
Jointly sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Frontiers of Science program brings together some of the very best young scientists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of vastly different fields. Through formal and informal activities, researchers are encouraged to stimulate new long-term relationships, seek perspectives from outside their fields, and explore opportunities presented by the scientific community as a whole. It has become an international endeavor through collaboration between the NAS and academies in China, France, Germany, India, Japan and the United Kingdom.
KAVLI FUTURES SYMPOSIA
A series of scientific conferences, the Kavli Futures Symposia address topics of emerging importance in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. These unique symposia focus on the trends, challenges and opportunities for future research, and feature an informal format with a strong emphasis on discussion. The topics, sites and programs of each symposium are identified by the Kavli Institutes. Participants include a wide range of leading scientists. Participation is not limited to members of Kavli Institutes.
KAVLI ROYAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
A residential working retreat for scientists worldwide, the Kavli Royal Society International Centre provides the facilities and quarters for fostering the kind of intense thinking and activity that historically has given rise to major scientific breakthroughs. Established by The Royal Society, the centre is located outside Newport Pagnell in the United Kingdom.
KAVLI SCIENCE JOURNALISM WORKSHOPS
Available to journalists, the Kavli Science Journalism Workshops are administered by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The subject matter of this competitive summer series rotates among astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, with participants learning from researchers based at MIT and other institutions.
AAAS KAVLI SCIENCE JOURNALISM AWARDS
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards are an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism for a general audience. Administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and endowed by the Foundation in 2009, the independently juried awards have honored distinguished science reporting by professional journalists since 1945.
SPEAKERS AND EVENTS
The Kavli Foundation sponsors speakers and plenary sessions at important scientific conferences, events and assemblies. Through these sponsorships, the Foundation seeks to advance interest and knowledge of science, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and strengthen dialogue within the scientific community.