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2014-08-01 16:23:58

OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the White House yesterday, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes - prizes awarded to scientists who have made seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132649 Joined by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director Jo Handelsman, the President congratulated Kavli Prize...

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...

2011-06-06 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...

2010-06-03 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...

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2009-11-21 08:42:54

Winners of AAAS Kavli Awards include television and radio stories supported by NSF A television feature about growing diamonds in the lab, and a radio story that dramatizes some strange coincidences in a discussion of randomness and probability won recognition earlier this month in the 2009 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Both programs were funded in part by the National Science Foundation. "Diamond Factory" was produced by Julia Cort for WGBH's NOVA science NOW, and aired on public...

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...

2008-06-30 09:02:24

China's booming economy has allowed it to increase spending on research and basic science, but it still has a way to go to catch up with the United States and other developed countries, top science officials said. Three decades of economic reform means China can turn its attention to advanced science and expensive research, which was considered a luxury in the days when the country worried about simply feeding and clothing 1.3 billion people. On Friday, Peking University opened the Kavli...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.