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  • KITP Announces Research Programs for 2020-2021

    Working with KITP’s Advisory Board and the international physics community, KITP has developed new programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ranging from Ecology and Evolution of Microbial Communities to Integrability in String, Field and Condensed Matter Theory, these twelve programs provide a rich breadth of research opportunities.

  • KITP Public Lecture: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:00 pm

    Professor Raman Sundrum presents "Fundamental Physics and the Fifth Dimension" learn more and RSVP at the event page.

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  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics - Permanent Members

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for two Permanent Members with a start date as soon as July 1, 2019. The KITP contributes to all areas of theoretical physics through its programs, conferences, and the research of the permanent members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate fellows. Finalists recommended for hire will be offered a joint appointment as a member of the KITP, and as a tenured ladder faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Physics Department.

Talks Schedule


Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

  • Small Seminar Room 09:30AM The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics

    • Doug Lin (UC Santa Cruz) Stellar rejuvenation and gravitational waves in AGN disks
  • Auditorium 11:00AM Better Stars, Better Planets: Exploiting the Stellar-Exoplanetary Synergy

    • Svetlana Berdyugina (KIS) Magic of Inversions: How to resolve surfaces of pointlike stars and exoplanets
  • Small Seminar Room 11:15AM Origin of the Vacuum Energy and Electroweak Scales

    • Walter Goldberger (Yale) Effective Field Theory for Black Hole Horizons