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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...

2010-09-03 12:21:23

What can scientists hope to learn in the coming decade about the most basic questions about the cosmos and our place in it "“ from extraterrestrial life to the evolution of the Universe "“ while keeping to an earthbound budget? That's the question at the heart of Astro2010, the new decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics sponsored by the National Research Council that provides direction for federal funding of research in these fields for the next ten years. Shortly after the...

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...

2010-03-05 08:06:10

In a far-reaching dialogue, three researchers -- Nicholas Spitzer, Kwabena Boahen and Hongkun Park -- discuss the synergy between nanoscience and neuroscience, what it means for the future, and how it is driving current research Is it possible to build supercomputers that can replicate the human brain, or to develop nanotechnology that can lead to an implantable chip for interfacing with neurons and other types of cellular networks? Once divergent fields, nanoscience and neuroscience are now...

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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...


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