Featured Newsletter Articles

Articles curated from our KITP Newsletters archive, please click the article's title or image to read the featured story.

Gravity in the Time of Corona

Summary Just over twenty years ago, a physics major approached me after class and said he had a non-physics question. Carlos, a bright, young man from Texas, had trekked to San Francisco for his college experience, pulled by our Jesuit university’s call to nudge, cajole, or push the world toward a more humane future.
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Brandon R. Brown, Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy, University of San Francisco and KITP Writer-in-Residence
KITP Newsletter, Fall 2020

Finding Community in the Castagnola-Hunter Tower Room

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During her time as an organizer of the Intertwined Order and Fluctuations in Quantum Materials program in 2017, Cornell Professor of Physics Eun-Ah Kim initiated a series of regular lunches for women at KITP.
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Megan Turley, Development Coordinator, KITP
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020

A Physicist Left on Biology’s Doorstep

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For Professor Andrew Murray, Time at KITP is “Rigorous Fun”
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Maggie Sherriffs, Special Programs and Evaluations Manager, KITP
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020

A Flash and a Shudder

Summary

Theoretical Work Predicts Unusual Oscillations
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Harrison Tasoff, Science Writer UCSB Public Affairs
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020

Behind the Scenes of KITP Online Talks

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Online Talks – Production & IT Coordinator
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Lisa Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer, KITP
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020

From Quantum to Classical and Back

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Bulbul Chakraborty, a former KITP Advisory Board member and chairperson, is the Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics at Brandeis University.
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Maggie Sherriffs, Special Programs and Evaluations Manager, KITP
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020

Sheltering in Place at the Charles T. Munger Physics Residence

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Participants in KITP’s Active Matter Program Find the Silver Linings
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Cecilia Leal, Associate Professor and Racheff Faculty Scholar in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and Ivan Smalyukh, Professor of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020

Director's Letter - Spring 2020

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On Sunday, March 8, 2020 I arrived at Kohn Hall at 9:30 AM to see water flowing out the door and down the steps!
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Lars Bildsten, KITP Director
KITP Newsletter, Spring 2020