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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Genetic Networks

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

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Gravity & the Extreme Universe

The program addresses questions about the nature of extreme gravity, the origin and evolution of the universe, and the structure...

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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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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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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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