Our Science Program seeks to advance basic science through developing new technologies, supporting imaginative research scientists and creating new collaborations at the frontiers of traditional scientific disciplines.
Reflecting the beliefs of our founders, Gordon and Betty Moore, we advance knowledge in emerging fields at a scale where our support can produce a significant and measurable impact.
We believe in the inherent value of science and treasure the child-like sense of wonder that comes from finding out how the world works. Basic scientific discovery and exploration also leads to benefits for society, so we take risks and foster path-breaking science.
We advance understanding of emerging scientific fields by funding research to:
• Advance our understanding of the world by asking new questions
• Enable new science through advances in technology
• Break down barriers and cultivate collaborations
• Enhance society’s understanding of the joy of science