President Obama Meets 2014 Kavli Prize U.S. Laureates
The American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes were welcomed by President Barack Obama on July 31. The Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: nanoscience, astrophysics, and neuroscience. Read more. 08-01-14
Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers
Researchers in Kerry Vahala's lab have developed a method to stabilize microwave signals in the range of gigahertz, using a pair of laser beams. Read more in the Caltech Media article or the Science article. 07-17-14
Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize Winners
Three researchers from the KNI won prizes this year: Imran Malik, from the Scherer Group, won the prize in Biotechnology; Bradley Lyon, from the Gharib group, and Muhammad Mujeeb-U-Rahman, from the Scherer group, shared the prize in Nanotechnology. The prize for Entrepreneurship was not awarded this year, but in 2013, it was awarded to two KNI researchers: Aditya Rajagopal, from the Scherer Group, and Guoan Zheng from the Yang Group. Congratulations to these KNI researchers! 06-13-14
Fancy Erector Set?
The elaborate fractal structure shown above is many, many times smaller than that and is certainly not child's play. It is the latest example of what KNI Board member, Julia Greer, professor of materials science and mechanics, calls a fractal nanotruss—nano because the structures are made up of members that are as thin as five nanometers (five billionths of a meter) - Read more 05-28-14
Tricking the Uncertainty Principle?
Keith Schwab discovered a way to make measurements that go beyond the limits imposed by quantum physics. [Caltech Release] [Read Paper] [Podcast] 05-16-14
Another Piece of the Quantum Computing Puzzle
In a recent paper published in the print version of the journal Nature Photonics, KNI member Jim Fakonas and colleagues from the Atwater group show that waveguides coupled with another quantum particle—the surface plasmon—could become an important piece of the quantum computing puzzle. Read more
The KNI's new Kurt Lesker e-beam evaporator has arrived. It should be fully installed by mid-April. We will be sure to let current KNI lab members know when it's ready for use. If you aren't currently a member of the KNI, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. 03-28-14
Pawel Latawiec, formerly with the Scherer Group, is featured in an article about Lab Spaces on page 21 of the Winter 2013 edition of E&S magazine [pdf]. Pawel started doing research in the KNI Cleanroom facility thanks to a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and then continued with the project during his senior year. He is now a graduate researcher at Harvard University. Check out E&S 03-04-2014
Atomic Force Microscope Now Available in the KNI Cleanroom
The KNI is pleased to announce that the suite of equipment in the cleanroom has been augmented with the acquisition of a Bruker Dimension Icon AFM with ScanAsyst.
2014 Frontiers of Nano Science
presented by The KAVLI NANOSCIENCE INSTITUTE at Caltech
January 23-24, 2014 in Beckman Insitute Auditorium
This conference will focus on universal challenges and successes being realized in the
nanoscience community in areas of Quantum Matter and Technology, Medical and
Bio-Engineering, and Sustainability. Conference information 11-15-2013