The Kavli Foundation

1801 Solar Dr
Oxnard CA  93030

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The Kavli Foundation

About the Foundation

The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli, a prominent California business leader and noted philanthropist whose foundation is currently actively involved in establishing major research institutes at leading universities and institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia.

To date, The Kavli Foundation has established Kavli Institutes on the campuses of the University of California Santa Barbara, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Yale University, Columbia University, the University of California San Diego, Harvard University, Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Cambridge, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, and the University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to the Kavli Institutes, seven Kavli professorships have been established: two at the University of California Santa Barbara, one at University of California Los Angeles, one at the University of California Irvine, one at Columbia University, one at the California Institute of Technology and one at Harvard.

A Norwegian-born American, Fred Kavli (1923-2013) was a physicist, entrepreneur, business leader, innovator and philanthropist. The founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Kavlico Corporation, he divested his interest in the company and in 2000 established The Kavli Foundation. At the time the company was sold, Kavlico was one of the world’s largest suppliers of sensors for aeronautics, automotive and industrial applications.

Dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work

BOARD MEMBERS
Rockell N. Hankin (Chairman of the Board)
Mary Sue Coleman
Robert W. Conn (Ex-Officio)
Thomas E. Everhart
Douglas K. Freeman
Richard A. Meserve
Gunnar K. Nilsen
Henry T. Yang

OFFICERS AND STAFF
Robert W. Conn Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President

Miyoung Chun Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Science Programs

James Cohen
Director of Communications and Public Outreach

Christopher Martin Ph.D.
Science Program Officer

Sharif Taha Ph.D.
Science Program Officer

Nadine Stern
Kavli Prize Program Officer
Contracts and Grants Administrator

Tamar Cohen
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Mary Cosgrove
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Science Programs

Nicholas Tovar
Information Technology and Communications Specialist

The Kavli Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

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Past Events

Live Webcast: ZIka Virus & the Brain

Live Webcast: ZIka Virus & the Brain
12:30 pm - 05/26/2016

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On May 26, 12:30 pm PDT (3:30 pm EDT), join The Kavli Foundation for a live webcast with neuroscientists Arnold Kriegstein, Guo-li Ming and Hongjun Song about Zika's...

Live Webcast: A Microbial Manifesto

Live Webcast: A Microbial Manifesto
10:30 am - 01/19/2016

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Are you fascinated by the #microbiome? Then join us for a live webcast on January 19 at 1:30 PM EST (10:30 AM PST). URL: kavlifoundation.org/science-spotlights/spotlight-live-microbial-manifesto#.VpaZg_H-XNF DETAILS:...

Spotlight Live: Hey Einstein, It Really Is a Quantum World

Spotlight Live: Hey Einstein, It Really Is a Quantum World
10:00 am - 11/05/2015

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Summary: Join us for a live webcast with Ronald Hanson, the Dutch quantum physicist (TU Delft) who recently proved that Einstein's "spooky action at a distance"...

Spotlight Live: A Call for 'Brain Observatories'

Spotlight Live: A Call for 'Brain Observatories'
10:00 am - 10/30/2015

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THE BRAIN INITIATIVE, a grand challenge in science and technology launched two years ago by President Obama is already fueling the creation of next-generation brain...

Spotlight Live: Searching for Alien Life with the "Super Hubble" Space Telescope

Spotlight Live: Searching for Alien Life with the "Super Hubble" Space Telescope
11:00 am - 10/06/2015

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LIVE WEBCAST: SEARCHING FOR ALIEN LIFE WITH A 'SUPER-HUBBLE' SPACE TELESCOPE WEBCAST URL: kavlifoundation.org/science-spotlights/spotlight-live-searching-alien-life-super-hubble-space-telescope A...

Live Webcast: Neuroscience in the 21st Century

Live Webcast: Neuroscience in the 21st Century
02:00 pm - 10/01/2015

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LIVE WEBCAST: NEUROSCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY More than a dozen of the world's top neuroscientists will gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss how the field is...

Live Webcast: Bolstering the Investment in Brain Research

Live Webcast: Bolstering the Investment in Brain Research
09:30 am - 10/01/2015

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LIVE WEBCAST: BOLSTERING THE INVESTMENT IN BRAIN RESEARCH Live from the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, a briefing on a new commitment to support brain research and...

Pluto Revealed - The Historic Voyage of New Horizons

Pluto Revealed - The Historic Voyage of New Horizons
12:30 pm - 08/26/2015

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LIVE Webcast: kavlifoundation.org/science-spotlights/spotlight-live-pluto-revealed-historic-voyage-new-horizons On August 26, watch and participate in a live webcast...

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