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Dr. Robert W. Conn Named President of The Kavli Foundation
Date:3/10/2009

y (DOE). He has served as chair of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee of the DOE and, in the late 1990's, as Chair of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Physics Division Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the University of California President's Advisory Committee on Science and Innovation.

Honors include receiving the Ernest O. Lawrence Memorial Award (presented on behalf of the U.S. president), the Department of Energy's Distinguished Associate Award, the American Nuclear Society's Outstanding Research Award and the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Association of Engineering Education.

Dr. Conn will become the second president of the Foundation. His appointment will follow the retirement of Dr. David H. Auston, who has served as president since 2002. "I wish to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the service and leadership of our current president, David Auston, under whom the Foundation has seen such tremendous growth and success," said Fred Kavli. "He has made an indelible and deep impact on both science and the Foundation, and has set the bar high as we look toward the future."

For photograph and complete profile of Dr. Conn, click here.

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 the
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