We support basic research in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics. These fields seek answers to some of humanity’s most fundamental scientific questions, yielding basic knowledge that enables a better future.

The Kavli Institutes

At the 20 Kavli Institutes internationally, scientists push the frontiers of science, seeking answers to fundamental questions in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics – the big, the small, and the complex.
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Kavli Scholars

Kavli Scholars are exceptional individuals we support to continue their scientific endeavors in the face of disruption.
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Practically everything we touch in our daily lives has been developed and improved through basic research.

- Fred Kavli