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Fred Kavli
Born (1927-08-20)August 20, 1927
Eresfjord, Norway
Died November 21, 2013(2013-11-21) (aged 86)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Nationality Norwegian-American
Education Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Known for Business leader, innovator, and philanthropist. Founder of The Kavli Foundation and The Kavli Institute.
Title Founder and Chairman, The Kavli Foundation

Basic research is to work at the very edge, the very border of, of knowledge, and move that border forward. You look and look for new secrets, and you don't know where it's going to lead you.
Fred Kavli
As we gain more knowledge about materials and processes in the universe, that could open up benefits that we can't even imagine. But you have to be willing to fund science without knowledge of the benefits.
Fred Kavli
I had long planned to start a foundation. I wanted to do something with long-range benefit to humanity. Starting a business and making a lot of money doesn't make for a fulfilling life.
Fred Kavli
I used to ski across the vast white expanses of a quiet and lonely mountaintop. In the stillness and solitude… I pondered the mysteries of the universe, the planet, nature and of man. I'm still pondering.
Fred Kavli
Physics is the most basic part of science and, of course, math. It gives you insight into everything – a foundation, I should say, to understand nature and the universe.
Fred Kavli