Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) is an independent joint laboratory of Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, founded in 2003 by a gift by Fred Kavli and The Kavli Foundation. It is housed on the grounds of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, as well as on the main Stanford campus. Roger Blandford was the director from 2003 until 2013, and Steven Kahn was the initial deputy director. Tom Abel was appointed acting director in 2013, and director in 2015. Pat Burchat is the deputy director.