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Kavli Institute at Cornell

The Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC) is devoted to the development and utilization of next-generation tools for exploring the nanoscale world.

KIC champions new techniques to create, characterize, and control nanoscale systems, and uses these techniques, both theoretical and experimental, to push the frontiers of nanoscale science. KIC’s measurement-oriented mission complements existing strengths at Cornell in nanofabrication (CNF, NNIN), nanoscale materials (CCMR, PARADIM), and mission-oriented centers (CABES, CESI, CBB).

Open to all members of the Cornell nano community, KIC funds small, innovative teams to develop cross-cutting approaches to science at the boundaries of nanoscale imaging, manipulation, and control. These come in two types: Fellow Projects (for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students) and Instrumentation Projects. They will typically involve faculty both within and outside KIC.

High-risk and high-reward projects are strongly encouraged.

About the Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work.

The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, symposia and other initiatives in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.

The Foundation is also a founding partner of the Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.