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2014-05-01 16:27:01

Nation's Premier Science Festival Continues Mission to Make Science Compelling and Accessible to Everyone NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Science Festival today unveiled its 2014 program lineup, which will present many of the world's leading scientists, artists and influential thinkers - bringing science to life in imaginative ways throughout New York City. The program lineup for the 2014 World Science Festival can be found at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/events, where...

2014-01-29 12:27:20

Thomas M. Jessell receives $100,000 prize Antonio Giraldez, Stavros Lomvardas, and Pardis Sabeti win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Thomas M. Jessell as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the Vilcek Prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, and include $100,000 cash awards. Dr. Jessell, the Claire...

2012-06-04 12:54:50

SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year´s recipients of the Kavli Prizes — prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. This year´s laureates were selected for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the outer solar system, the differences in material properties at nano- and larger scales, and how the brain receives and...

2011-09-15 11:45:41

Although still a young field, research in "decision neuroscience" has exploded in the last decade, with scientists beginning to decipher what exactly is happening in our brains when we are making choices, whether big or small. In fact, early findings suggest it is possible to parse out the complexity of thinking into its individual components, and in the process determine how they are integrated as we ponder and decide. Recently, researchers in decision neuroscience participated in a...

2011-06-06 19:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the White House today, President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office with the seven U.S. recipients of the 2010 Kavli Prizes to recognize and honor their seminal contributions to the three fields for which the Prizes are awarded -- astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/DC14848) Joined by the President's science advisor, John P. Holdren, President Obama greeted Kavli Prize...

2010-11-29 14:04:16

Among the latest winners of the Kavli Prize are three scientists who have received NSF funding over the past several years Among the latest winners of the Kavli Prize are three scientists who have received NSF funding over the past several years. The Kavli Prize is awarded each year by the Kavli Foundation to scientists "whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience;" prizes are presented to researchers in each of...

2010-06-04 03:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From the World Science Festival in New York, IBM (NYSE: IBM) Fellow Dr. Donald M. Eigler was awarded the most prestigious honor in nanoscience, The Kavli Prize, sharing the honor with Nadrian Seeman, a professor at New York University. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ibm-scientist-awarded-prestigious-kavli-prize-for-nanoscience-95578589.html (Logo:...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

OSLO, Norway, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognized with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes. The laureates were chosen for research that has transformed our knowledge of basic units of matter, laid the foundations for the field of nanotechnology, revealed the molecular basis for the transfer of brain signals and other physiological...

2009-03-10 08:30:00

OXNARD, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kavli Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert W. Conn as its new president - only the second president since the Foundation was established in 2000. Dr. Conn begins serving as the Foundation's President in late April of this year. Dr. Conn is a renowned academic and business leader, and an acclaimed scientist whose research is focused on plasma physics and fusion energy development. Most recently, he served as a Managing...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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