Fred Gluck, with a gift of $1M, has established the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the KITP. Fred is a UCSB Foundation Trustee and a member of the KITP Director's Council, generously contributing his time, talent and resources to the institute and to campus.
At McKinsey and Co., where Fred was Managing Director, he transformed the highly regarded consulting firm into a company trading in intellect, fostering the integration of leaders from the worlds of science and engineering into the world of management and finance. In making his gift to KITP, Fred offered this insight.
"Pure science is the fuel that powers real progress and innovation, provides ever deeper insight into the nature of our existence and accordingly shapes our views on religion, ethics and what it means to be a human being. The KITP is uniquely positioned to stimulate and inspire the scientific community to collaboratively reach for answers to the most challenging questions in a symbiotic and creative process which is the heart and soul of the KITP". In David Gross, Nobel Laureate and Director of the KITP, Fred said he found both "an exceptional scientist and an inspiring leader" who inspired him to make his gift of an endowed chair for the institute's director.
David Gross and Fred Gluck