Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness

The quality of our consciousness is what sets us apart from other species, and seems to be one of the defining traits of being human.

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Bio-inspired Solar Energy

With energy demand set to double by 2050, there is an urgent need for clean, renewable sources such as solar power.

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Child & Brain Development

Researchers with the program in Child & Brain Development want to know how adversity and enrichment in early childhood affect mental, physical and emotional health throughout a lifetime, and how the problems caused by early adversity can be abated or reversed.

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Cosmology & Gravity

Cosmology is at the root of some of the biggest questions in science. How did the universe begin? How did it evolve to its present form?

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Genetic Networks

Our genes determine all sorts of things about us, including our predisposition to many diseases.

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Humans & the Microbiome

As many as 1,000 different species of bacteria make their homes inside or on humans. Yet, we have had little understanding of their role in human health and disease.

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Institutions, Organizations & Growth

Throughout history economies around the world have developed with varying degrees of success.

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Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

For almost the entire history of life on Earth there were only microbes, and even today microbes are by far the most common forms of life.

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Learning in Machines & Brains

Computers are faster and more powerful than ever before. But they still can’t think the way people do.

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Molecular Architecture of Life

CIFAR’s program in Molecular Architecture of Life is untangling the details of the complex molecular processes that underlie all living systems, with implications for everything from our understanding of evolution to our ability to treat disease.

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Quantum Information Science

Today’s digital world is binary: a switch is either on or off, one or zero. But in the subatomic world of quantum physics, different rules hold sway.

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Quantum Materials

The properties of materials have huge influence on our lives: the electrical conductivity of copper, or the magnetic nature of iron, underpin the functioning of modern technology like computers, satellites, our electrical grid and more.

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Social Interactions, Identity & Well Being

We are used to thinking about the health of a society in economic terms, judging how well people are doing by how much they make and how much they buy.

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Successful Societies

Successful societies are those that create conditions that lead to better health, well-being and resilience for individuals and communities.

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Fellows & Advisors