Dr. Robert W. Conn Named President of The Kavli Foundation
Dr. Conn is a renowned academic and business leader, and an acclaimed scientist whose research is focused on plasma physics and fusion energy development. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital (EPVC), a leading venture capital firm that has invested over
A distinguished member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Nuclear Society, Dr. Conn will join the leadership of a Foundation that is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.
“Dr. Conn is a scientist whose many contributions to plasma physics, fusion energy and materials have been acknowledged and honored by his colleagues. He is also a leader and administrator whose accomplishments range from building one of the most successful engineering schools in the country to being a key member, as well as founder, of businesses dedicated to the applications of science,” said
Focusing on astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics, the Foundation’s many programs in support of science include establishing 15 research institutes at some of the world’s most prestigious universities. The Foundation is also the founding partner of the international Kavli Prizes, which honor scientists in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
“I am delighted and excited to be joining
In addition to his academic and business contributions, Dr. Conn has served on many advisory committees for the
Honors include receiving the
Dr. Conn will become the second president of the Foundation. His appointment will follow the retirement of Dr.
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ABOUT THE KAVLI FOUNDATION: Established in 2000, The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity, and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work. The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, symposia and other initiatives in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics. The Foundation is also a founding partner of the Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Administered by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, international prize committees independent of the Foundation choose the Kavli Prize recipients.
SOURCE The Kavli Foundation