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Munger’s $65M gift raises the bar for UCSB

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Munger’s $65M gift raises the bar for UCSB

Munger’s gift outpaces a $50 million gift by Oracle Corp. Vice Chairman Jeff Henley to fund UCSB’s research into energy efficiency and other science programs.

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Kavli remembered: Physicist employed thousands, gifted millions

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Kavli remembered: Physicist employed thousands, gifted millions

Fred Kavli

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.

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Philanthropist Fred Kavli dies at 86

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Nonprofits, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Philanthropist Fred Kavli dies at 86

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.

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Kavli Institute receives $2.5M grant

By   /  Monday, January 30th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Kavli Institute receives $2.5M grant

The Simons Foundation granted $2.5 million to UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics to support the work of visiting scientists. Hundreds of theoretical physicists visit the Kavli Institute to meet with other experts and partake in conferences every year. The Simons Distinguished Visiting Scientist program will work by providing finances to the researchers’ Read More →

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