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In The News

Black hole hunters

By Dennis Overbye New York Times June 9, 2015

NY Times science reporter Dennis Overbye tracks Moore Foundation grantee Sheperd Doeleman as he attempts to capture the first images of a supermassive black hole. 

Watch a video of Doeleman's hunt for black holes and read the full article here.

Moore’s flexible pot of funds aims to accelerate an entire field

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy June 8, 2015

Inside Philanthropy's Tate Williams takes a closer look at the Moore Foundation's EPiQS Initiative, describing quantum materials as "a field of physics that cooks up and studies mysterious compounds that display odd properties, such as superconductivity and powerful forms of magnetism." 

Williams notes the EPiQS flexible funding component allows ...

ʻImiloa Astronomy Center announces it’s newest educational endeavor, MANU ‘Imiloa


With the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant number 2935, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will be launching a new learning environment that will stimulate science education across Hawaii. Modern and Ancient way of Navigating our Universe, MANU ‘Imiloa, will be able to bring ‘Imiloa’s culture-based science ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Future health leaders from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing present at UC Davis

June 5, 2015

Every year, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis hosts an all-day academic symposium for graduate students to showcase their scholarly work and engage the community to illustrate their passion for leadership in health care. This year’s 2015 Academic Symposium featured 56 students and an impressive array of ...

Key ocean reforms drive huge economic, nutrition and conservation gains

June 4, 2015

The Ocean Prosperity Roadmap: Fisheries and Beyond is a new collection of research designed to inform decision makers, including governments and investors, on effective ocean and coastal resource management strategies to maximize economic, conservation and societal benefits. The collection is a result of work from The Economist Intelligence Unit ...

Turning data into discovery

By Vicki Chandler The Scientist June 1, 2015

The June 1 issue of The Scientist includes a "Critic at Large" commentary from the Moore Foundation's Chief Science Program Officer Vicki Chandler on how ​researchers can address vast volumes of data in a meaningful way.

In her commentary, Vicki discusses the need to reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods. ...

Search for unknown species set to begin in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

June 1, 2015

In late May, the Government of Bolivia announced a new initiative in Madidi National Park--the 18-month scientific expedition with the Wildlife Conservation Society, supported in part by the Moore Foundation, will begin in the high Andes mountains and extend into the depths of the rainforest.

It's been called ...

ICU Consortium

ICU consortium presents at American Medical Informatics Association iHealth conference

May 28, 2015

The patient care program’s ICU grantees – a consortium comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine and UCSF Medical Center – presented for the second time this year at an important industry conference held last week in Boston. The conference, iHealth, was ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation boosts ultra-fast quantum materials research at UBC

By Heather Amos University of British Columbia May 26, 2015

University of British Columbia researchers received a $1.4M grant from the Moore Foundation to develop a new table-top laser that generates ultra-fast flashes of ultraviolet light.

This state-of-the-art laser can study the motion of electrons in quantum materials, such as magnets and superconductors, which has not been possible to date with existing instrumentation.

Read the full ...

Investing in fundamental science: a grantmaker's perspective

By Harvey Fineberg Philanthropy News Digest May 26, 2015

A commentary from Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg appears today in Philanthropy News Digest.

In the piece, Fineberg discusses the need for basic research funding from a grantmaker's perspective. 

Read the full commentary here.

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