Born in Norway, Kavli made his way to the United States after World War II to pursue physics and expand on his lifelong entrepreneurial streak. In the late 1950s, he founded Kavlico Corp., a Moorpark-based maker of advanced sensors for cars and aircraft. He also invested in real estate for more than 50 years.
Fred Kavli, a Norwegian-born entrepreneur, scientist and philanthropist who created thousands of jobs and gave millions for the study of theoretical physics, died at his home in Santa Barbara on Nov. 21. He founded KavliCo Corp., a Moorpark-based maker of advanced sensors for cars and aircraft. He also invested in real estate for more than 50 years.
Fifty years after Fred Kavli immigrated to the United States from Norway, he started the journey from entrepreneurship to philanthropy by establishing the Kavli Foundation in 2000 to support scientific research and education. In the 11 years since, the foundation has handed out millions of dollars in prizes recognizing research excellence in three types of Read More →
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