Professor Joe Polchinski, long term KITP Permanent Member, has passed away

Monday, February 5, 2018

 Emeritus Professor Joe Polchinski passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Joe was a brilliant and inspiring theoretical physicist and a gracious and generous colleague here at KITP and UCSB. He mentored generations of physicists and leaves a remarkable imprint on all of theoretical physics. Our thoughts are with his wife, Dorothy, and two sons, Steven and Daniel. Please read the UCSB Chancellor’s message to the UCSB community to appreciate all that he accomplished.