Octahedron fractal lattice. Image Credit: Julia Greer, Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Caltech

How can discoveries in nanoscience accelerate a sustainable future? What are the new frontiers in quantum materials? Can biological insights extend the world of nanoscience?

Scientists are uncovering how energy and information behave 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 even new states of matter.

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Supporting responsible synthetic cell research efforts to revolutionize sustainable energy, biomaterials, food, and medicine.

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The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometer scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics and related topics.

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Nanoscience deals with the smallest building blocks in nature and will enable us to make new materials and tools, leading an ever-accelerating journey of technological progress.

- Fred Kavli


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