Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) is an independent laboratory of Stanford University, founded in 2003 by a gift by Fred Kavli and The Kavli Foundation. It is housed on the grounds of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, as well as on the main Stanford campus. Roger Blandford was the director from 2003 until 2013. As of summer 2013, Tom Abel is the acting director, and Pat Burchat and Aaron Roodman are the deputy directors.