KITP News Archive

  • Enhancing Research

    Thursday, July 21, 2022

    The KITP launches a fellowship for physics faculty at minority-serving institutions.
    (Read more.)

  • KITP Spring 2022 Newsletter

    Monday, July 18, 2022

    The Spring 2022 KITP Newsletter is now available!
    (Read more.)

  • A Flicker From the Dark

    Wednesday, June 22, 2022

    While light cannot escape a black hole, the bright glow of rapidly orbiting gas has its own unique flicker. In a recent paper submitted to Astrophysical Journal Letters, UC Santa Barbara’s Sean Ressler, Lena Murchikova at the Institute for Advanced Study and Chris White at Princeton University were able to use this subtle flickering to construct the most accurate model to date of our own galaxy’s central black hole — Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) — providing insight into properties such as its structure and motion. (Read more.)

  • A Deepening Crisis Forces Physicists to Rethink Structure of Nature’s Laws

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    For three decades, researchers hunted in vain for new elementary particles that would have explained why nature looks the way it does. As physicists confront that failure, they’re reexamining a longstanding assumption: that big stuff consists of smaller stuff.
    (Read more.)

  • KITP Postdoctoral Scholar Grant Remmen explores new approach to the Riemann hypothesis

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Grant Remmen believes he has a new approach for exploring the quirks of the zeta function. He has found an analogue that translates many of the function’s important properties into quantum field theory. (Read more.)

  • Now accepting Applications for a Permanent Member at KITP

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for a Permanent Member with a start date as soon as July 1, 2022. For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02034. Apply by February 28, 2022 to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. ​

  • Now Accepting Applications for Postdocs in Theoretical Physics

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara expects to appoint Postdoctoral Scholars in theoretical physics, beginning September 1, 2022. For more information, and to apply, please visit Academic Jobs Online: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19212. Apply by November 15, 2021 for primary consideration.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. ​

  • Now Accepting Applications for Postdocs in Quantum Materials Theory

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) seeks applicants for two Moore Postdoctoral Scholar positions in quantum materials theory, beginning September 1, 2022. This postdoctoral program is part of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems initiative (EPiQS). For more information, and to apply, please visit Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19210. Apply by November 1, 2021 for primary consideration.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. ​

  • The Art of Doing Science

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    A global leader in collaborative physics research, KITP expands its reach with a series of free, virtual events for all. (Read more.)

  • KITP on Campus

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is among the first areas of campus to resume full in-person activities. (Read more.)

  • KITP Spring 2021 Newsletter

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    The Spring 2021 KITP Newsletter is now available!
    (Read more.)

  • Mixing Massive Stars

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    A team of astronomers led by May Gade Pedersen, a KITP postdoctoral scholar, have now measured the internal mixing of elemental nuclei within an ensemble of massive stars using observations of waves from their deep interiors. (Read more.)

  • An Accidental Astrophysicist

    Monday, March 15, 2021

    The American Astronomical Society honors an unlikely astrophysics leader from UC Santa Barbara (read more)

  • KITP Fall 2020 Newsletter

    Monday, November 23, 2020
  • Coming Together, Virtually

    Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • Announcing KITP’s October Conferences

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    We are happy to announce six new October Conferences hosted by KITP.
    These Zoom events will convene scientists from around the world, enabling the sharing of exciting results while making new connections through vigorous discussions. These events were initiated by KITP postdocs in close collaboration with the international Physics community and represent a remarkable breadth of topics. I hope you find something of interest when you look at: 

    www.kitp.ucsb.edu/conferences

    See you next month! 

        Lars Bildsten 
        Director, KITP 

  • Now Accepting Applications for Postdocs in Theoretical Physics

    Friday, August 28, 2020

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara expects to appoint Postdoctoral Scholars in theoretical physics, beginning September 1, 2021. For more information, and to apply, please visit Academic Jobs Online: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16675. Apply by November 15, 2020 for primary consideration.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • KITP is proud to host The National Society of Black Physicists Innovate Seminar Series!

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    Delilah Gates kicks off the seminar series on Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 AM PDT, with a 30-minute talk entitled "Observable Blueshift from Circular Equatorial Orbiters around Kerr Black Holes" which will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
    More information and registration for the Zoom webinar.