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International Kudos

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Science academies in China and Russia recognize Nobel laureate David Gross for his continuing work in theoretical physics
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Julie Cohen, UCSB Public Affairs & Communication
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2017

Another Major Breakthrough

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Joseph Polchinski wins prestigious 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
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Shelly Leachman, UCSB Public Affairs & Communications
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2017

Turbulence Mixes Up Particles and Physicists

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The flows can be found everywhere
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Stephanie Pernett, UCSB Daily Nexus
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2017

Inspiration in the Stars

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Lars Bildsten wins the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
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Julie Cohen, UCSB Public Affairs & Communication
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2017

Director's Letter - Spring 2017

Summary We housed our first physicists and their families in the Charles T. Munger Physics Residence on January 1, 2017.
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Lars Bildsten, KITP Director
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2017

Nuclear Physics in the Spotlight

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From exploring nature’s most extreme environments to testing its most fundamental symmetries
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Zohreh Davoudi, MIT
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2017

The Universe in the Heel of a Sock

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A KITP program participant explains how math used in sewing and knitting also describes cosmic curvature
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Julie Cohen, UCSB Public Affairs & Communication
KITP Newsletter, Fall 2016

See you in the Smellyverse

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Olfaction is the final frontier of our senses, the one that is still mysterious to us. Despite large amounts of genetic, physiological, and perceptual data, many fundamental questions about our sense of smell remain unresolved.
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Alexei Koulakov, Deconstructing the Sense of Smell Program Coordinator
KITP Newsletter, Fall 2016