Events & Features Archive

  • 18 Minutes with Cornelia Bargmann

    2012 Kavli Prize Laureate Cornelia Bargmann chats with Scientific American's Steve Mirsky about her work unraveling the mysteries of nervous system signaling and behavior.   view

    Article: neuroscience

  • Your Brain's Cognitive Map

    Embedded deep in the brain's temporal lobe, the hippocampus plays a major role in learning and memory. Dr. John O'Keefe’s research was critical to revealing its importance for spatial memory and navigation, the loss of which is prominent in Alzheimer's disease and other disorders. view

    Article: neuroscience

  • 2022 Call for Nominations

    The Kavli Prize recognizes breakthroughs in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience – the big, the small and the complex. Laureates have chang view

    Article: nominations

  • The Resolution Revolution

    Dr. view

    Article: nanoscience

  • Making an Old Brain Young

    Carla Shatz, 2016 Kavli Prize Laureate in Neuroscience, sat down with Alan Alda to discuss her research, suggesting it may be possible to return aging and damaged brains to a state where they could learn as they did when young. Listen to this episode of Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda. view


  • Our Origins in Space

    One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. But how do these exoplanets form, and why are they so different from those in our own Solar System? view

    Article: astrophysics

  • The Deepest Sound in Space

    SciShow explains how astronomer Andrew Fabian has used X-ray research to unlock incredible mysteries, including a giant sound wave that can travel through intergalactic gas. view

    Article: astrophysics

  • The Chemist Decoding Our Cosmic Origins

    Ewine van Dishoeck is featured on SciShow. Hosted by Hank Green, this engaing explainer video delves into how the apparent void in the darkness of space is not as empty as you might think.  view

    Article: astrophysics

  • Blue Sky Science

    Jennifer Doudna and Ewine van Dishoeck speak on a plenary about the future of science at the European Commission Research and Innovation Days  view

    Article: nanoscience

  • Seven Scientists from Five Countries Honoured for Breakthrough Discoveries in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience

    Research in observational X-ray astronomy, inventions of aberration-corrected lenses in electron microscopes, and the discovery of sensory receptors for temperature and pressure win USD 3 million Kavli Prizes view

    Article: 2020