The Kavli Foundation, based in Southern California, advances science for the benefit of humanity, promotes public understanding of scientific research, and supports scientists and their work. The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics, and through the support of meetings, conferences, symposia, endowed professorships and other activities. The Foundation is also a founding partner of the biennial Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
From oxygen-thin mountain tops to barren deserts to the South Pole, many of the world's most powerful telescopes are in distant, inhospitable environments. Three researchers share their adventures pursuing science at the farthest corners of the world.
Scientists are finding dozens of black holes within densely packed collections of stars called globular clusters. A computer simulation is revealing these clusters’ secrets, including whether they gave rise to recently observed gravitational waves.