Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Employment at the Foundation
About the Kavli Foundation
The Kavli Foundation advances science for the benefit of humanity. The foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, initiatives and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, theoretical physics, nanoscience and neuroscience, as well as the biennially awarded Kavli Prize and a program in public engagement with science.
The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli, a Norwegian-American, physicist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a champion of science, who held the deep conviction that scientific discoveries have positive long-term impact on human civilization.
Fred Kavli’s love of science began as a child growing up on a farm in Norway, where he developed a curiosity about nature and pondered how our world came to be. His childlike sense of wonder and curiosity, a deep fascination with science, and a desire to do something for the long-range benefit of humanity, is the essence of The Kavli Foundation.
The foundation staff brings diverse and deep expertise in science (including our focused fields), public engagement, communication, finance and more. We are passionate about our work and enjoy working collaboratively and creatively to realize our mission.
The foundation is based in Los Angeles, California. Our offices are near Playa Vista, in the growing “Silicon Beach” area, and close to LAX.