The Minerva Foundation was founded in 1983 by Helen and Elwin Marg. To read more about Elwin Marg visit : In Memoriam


Our Programs

The Golden Brain has been awarded annually since 1985 to an investigator, at the forefront of research, for original discovery of significant findings of vision and the brain. The choice of the award is based on nominations to the board from previous awardees.

The International Conference on Neuroesthetics is a gathering of cross-disciplinary scholars to speak to a particular theme related to the brain and creativity.

Stochastic Labs brings together scientists, artists, technologists, and entrepreneurs to formulate and address big picture questions about our collective future.

The Speaker Series builds upon the Minerva Foundation’s support of top neuroscientists and their exploration of the relationship between science and creativity.  It pairs neuroscientists with notable personalities for on-stage conversations about timely topics.