Death of Fred Kavli

1927 - November 21, 2013
Santa Barbara, California

Science research supporter dies at 86
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fred Kavli, who launched a foundation to support science research and award prizes of $1 million to scientists, has died. He was 86.

Kavli died Thursday at his home in Santa Barbara from complications of surgery for a rare form of cancer, the Kavli Foundation said in a statement.

Kavli was a philanthropist, physicist and entrepreneur. In 2000, he created a foundation bearing his name that supported basic research in...

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