Charles E. Kaufman Foundation


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$2.1 Million Awarded for Scientific Research

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 30, 2018 – To stimulate innovative collaboration among young scientific researchers and later-career investigators, The Board of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded 10 scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million.

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Four-dimensional physics in two dimensions

For the first time, physicists have built a two-dimensional experimental system that allows them to study the physical properties of materials theorized to exist only in four-dimensional space. An international team of researchers demonstrated that the behavior of particles of light can be made to match predictions about the four-dimensional version of the 'quantum Hall effect' -- a phenomenon at the root of three Nobel Prizes in physics -- in a two-dimensional array of 'waveguides.'

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Bridging basic science research gap

Kaufman philanthropy awards $1.8 million to faculty at four Pa. universities

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 10, 2016 -- The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, one of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s charitable entities, has announced a total of $1.8 million in grants awarded to support basic research in biology, chemistry and physics carried out by researchers working in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education.

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Charles E. Kaufman Foundation: 2015 Inaugural Symposium

Held Sept. 18 and 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation inaugural symposium, held on Sept. 18 and 19, 2015, brought researchers  together from the first three years of the organization’s grantmaking to present their innovative, interdisciplinary initiatives in biology, chemistry and physics.  The symposium presented a unique opportunity for researchers of various disciplines to meet, share ideas and learn of current and budding collaborations across scientific fields. 

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$2 million in basic science research grants awarded

Rising faculty members at six Pennsylvania universities get support  through Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charles E. Kaufman funding

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 10, 2015 -- The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, one of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s charitable entities, today announced this year’s grants awarded through its annual competition to support basic research. Nearly $2 million will go to cutting-edge scientific research at universities across Pennsylvania.