At our institutes around the world, scientists explore the frontiers of science in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.
The Kavli Institutes
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
California Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
University of Tokyo
John Hopkins University
University of Cambridge
University of California, San Diego, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
University of Oxford
University of California, San Francisco
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Chicago
With remarkable new technologies, scientists are tracing the faintest of trails into the farthest reaches of space, allowing deeper exploration into the history of the universe and the panoply of objects within it, from exoplanets to supermassive black holes.
Scientists are uncovering the secrets of energy and matter at the scale of atoms, molecules and nanostructures. They are discovering how to precisely control these and their quantum properties to create new types of materials, energy pathways, miniature machines and perhaps even synthetic life.
Using the latest tools, techniques and approaches, scientists are generating new knowledge about the brain at many levels, from single cells and circuits, to the whole brain. Their efforts are shedding light on how brains develop and change over time, and simultaneously unraveling the processes that underlie memory, behavior and even consciousness.
Theoretical Physics Institutes
Knowing no boundaries in the sciences, theoretical physicists seek to explain and predict the wonders of the physical and biological world. Theoretical physics brings together diverse scientists to understand both fundamental forces and particles, as well as an understanding of more complex systems from phases of matter to the human brain.
Previous Institute: Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University
Explore the latest news, events and discoveries from Kavli Institutes around the world.see all news
How Daphna Shohamy studies the brain mechanisms that drive information-seeking behavior
Jun 17, 2021
A new technology promises to break plastics down into molecules that feed soil bacteria and eliminate the challenge of microplastics
Jun 16, 2021
Innovator, scientist and technology expert Amy Bernard joins The Kavli Foundation
Jun 15, 2021
Nanoscience Research Highlights
Atoms at high resolution and more from Kavli Institutes in Nanoscience
Jun 14, 2021
Neuroscience Research Highlights
Partnerships between engineers, doctors and neuroscientists open up new ways to listen to the brain
Jun 11, 2021
Q&A with Connor Bottrell, postdoctoral researcher at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
Jun 02, 2021
Astrophysics Research Highlights
New telescopes and instruments are always needed to further advance the science of astrophysics, but there are some oldies-but-goodies that continue to deliver
Jun 01, 2021
Part 1 of our 'Looking Ahead to Webb' series explores how the next-generation telescope could solve—or deepen—the mystery regarding the universe's expansion rate
May 18, 2021
Lihong Wang developed a camera so fast, it can freeze the path of light or image biological events as they happen
May 14, 2021
Q&A with Sridevi Sarma, member of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute
May 12, 2021
It is my vision that these institutes will form an outstanding research core, to draw information from each other and promote interchange between disciplines by scientists around the world.