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Salk Institute

10010 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, California 92037 USA

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“Science fiction in reality”

Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, established the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His goal was to create an institute that would serve as a "crucible for creativity" to pursue questions about the basic principles of life. He wanted biologists and others to work together to explore the wider implications of their discoveries for the future of humanity. In 1959, Salk and architect Louis Kahn began a unique partnership to design a truly distinguished research facility. The March of Dimes, which has generously continued to support the Salk Institute over its history, provided the seed money. The San Diego City Council gifted the land where the facility is built — a decision that was overwhelmingly approved and affirmed by the people of San Diego in a special referendum. Today, the Salk Institute conducts its biological research under the guidance of 59 faculty investigators. It employs a scientific staff of more than 850, including visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Recruited throughout the world, this group receives advice from nine distinguished nonresident fellows — influential scientists at similar institutions throughout the world. Salk Institute, where they conduct its biological research under the guidance of 59 faculty investigators, is pleased to offer a FREE guided ARCHITECTURAL tour Monday through Friday at noon. Requests for reservations are required a minimum of two business days in advance of date requested and can be made by registering online. 

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December 20, 2013

Yes victor it does, its called taking care and having a balanced way of all life

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October 20, 2013

The future of humanity lies within our past.

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May 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

Nice place!!!

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January 27, 2016
Rated 4.0

Pour les amoureux de l'architecture moderne le site vaut le détour!

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December 30, 2013

Why is this place worth visiting? I don't see anything in the description or picture that would make me want to visit this place.

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Salk Institute

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, California
92037 USA

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