New Kavli Institute at the University of Tokyo

Hitoshi Murayama, Director of the Kavli IPMU (Photo: University of Tokyo)

The University of Tokyo announced this week the establishment of an endowment by The Kavli Foundation for the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.

The Institute, which will now be known as the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), probes the biggest mysteries in modern cosmology: How did the universe begin, and how will it end? What is it made of, and what laws govern its behavior? How did we come to exist?

The Kavli Foundation, based in Southern California, sponsors research in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics at institutes across the globe, including China, England, Netherlands, Norway and the United States. Kavli IPMU is The Kavli Foundation’s 16th institute, its sixth in astrophysics and third in theoretical physics, and the first to be established in Japan.

Professors May-Britt and Edvard Moser welcome the new member into the Kavli family.

"The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe is an excellent addition to the group of Kavli Instituttes, and we look forward to meeting them", says director Edvard Moser at The Kavli Institute for systems Neuroscience (KISN) at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.

Read the pressrelease from the Kavli Foundation

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