Philadelphia, PA January 20, 2011 The Franklin Institute today has announced Fred Kavli as the recipient of the 2011 Bower Award for Business Leadership. Kavli is a Norwegian-born physicist, entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist who is dedicated to supporting research and education that has a positive, long-term impact on the human condition. For ten years now, Kavli's foundation has been committed to supporting basic scientific research, and through the establishment of three biennial $1 million prizes, recognizing and energizing the careers of researchers with great potential. Through The Kavli Foundation and Prizes, and the many scientists they encourage and support, Fred Kavli's influential contributions to the scientific enterprise continue to resonate, extending the revitalization of innovation through the rest of this century and beyond.
Kavli, along with seven fellow extraordinary trailblazers in science and technology, will be recognized and honored during the annual Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2011. This event will also mark the final night of the recently-announced Philadelphia Science Festival. Beginning April 15, this two-week celebration will focus on bringing science education to the community with a series of hands-on activities, special exhibitions, and other informal science education experiences.
THE 2011 FRANKLIN INSTITUTE LAUREATES
Fred Kavli, Chairman and Founder, The Kavli Foundation; Founder, Kavilico Corporation
Bower Award for Business Leadership
For his distinguished career in technology and for his commitment, with The Kavli Foundation, to the global advancement of science and science education for the betterment of humankind.
George Church, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Personal Genomes.org
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
For innovative and creative contributions to genomic science, including t
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