KITP News Archive

  • KITP Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available

    Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Nigel Goldenfeld
  • Joe Polchinski

    Joe Polchinski awarded Breakthrough Prize

    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Joe Polchinski, KITP Permanent Member and the Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Professor of Theoretical  Physics was named a recipient of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics at the Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in San Francisco on December 4, 2016.   UCSB Press Release

  • Nobel laureate David Gross

    International Kudos

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    Science academies in China and Russia recognize Nobel laureate David Gross for his continuing work in theoretical physics. The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences awarded Gross an honorary doctorate degree, an event so rare in that country that it requires government approval. And more recently, the Russian Academy of Sciences confirmed Gross as a foreign member and awarded him the Medal of Honor in recognition of his “outstanding and fundamental contributions to quantum chromodynamics.”
  • Matteo Cantiello and Yan-Fei Jiang

    Stellar Simulators

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Astrophysicists Matteo Cantiello and Yan-Fei Jiang at KITP will use a supercomputer to explore the driving forces behind mass loss in massive stars. The pair have been awarded 120 million CPU hours over two years on the supercomputer Mira — the sixth-fastest computer in the world — through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. 

  • Cosmic Connection

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    KITP’s Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars.

  • Is There a Galactic Fog?

    Is There a Galactic Fog?

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    The next Café KITP at SOhO features Mike McCourt. Join him over dinner and drinks as he discusses gas clouds in the darkest reaches of galaxies and explains how they can be understood as a cosmic analog of fog. The event is on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6-7pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm.

    [Read more]

  • Immanuel Bloch

    KITP Public Lecture: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Professor Immanuel Bloch presents "Realizing Feynman’s Dream of a Quantum Simulator"

    [Flyer] [Public lecture page]

  • KITP Seeks A Deputy Director

    KITP Seeks A Deputy Director

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  • Things that go bump in the light: Discovering particles at the LHC

    Things that go bump in the light: Discovering particles at the LHC

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    The next Café KITP at SOhO, features Sophie Renner. Join her over dinner and drinks as she discusses the bumps in the light and clues us in to new particles that may make the Higgs look like chopped liver. The event is on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6-7pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm.

    [Read more]

  • Walter Kohn

    Professor Walter Kohn, ITP's Founding Director, Has Passed Away

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    I am sad to share the news that Professor Walter Kohn, ITP's Founding Director, has passed away.

  • Zvi Bern

    KITP Public Lecture: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Professor Zvi Bern presents "Do I have to draw you a diagram? A tale of quantum gravity"

    [Flyer] [Public lecture page]

  • The Age of Entanglement

    The Age of Entanglement

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    The next Café KITP at SOhO, features Tim Hsieh. Join him over dinner and drinks as he wrestles with the mysterious nature of quantum entanglement and highlights its increasingly central role in future computers, new phases of matter, and the actual nature of spacetime itself. The event is on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6-7pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm.

    [Read more]

  • KITP Winter 2016 Newsletter

    KITP Winter 2016 Newsletter now Available

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    The Winter 2016 KITP Newsletter has now been released! The Fall 2016 issue should arrive in October 2016.

    [Winter 2016 Newsletter]

  • Sabetta Matsumoto

    The Universe in the Heel of a Sock

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Physicist Sabetta Matsumoto, a visiting scholar at UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), unpacked the math of curvature in easily understandable terms in her presentation "Purls of Wisdom". Her talk, part of the ongoing science series Café KITP, addressed the geometry and topology used in sewing garments and knitting clothes.

    [UCSB Press Release]

  • Curt G. Callan

    KITP Public Lecture: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    Professor Curt G. Callan presents "The Biological Future of Theoretical Physics"

    [Flyer] [Public lecture page]

     

  • Purls of wisdom: Geometry & topology in weavables, wearables and wallpaper

    Café KITP: Purls of wisdom

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    The next Café KITP at SOhO, features Elisabetta Matsumoto.  Join her over dinner and drinks as she takes a sock’s eye view of geometry and topology and walks you through an evening of fun with fabric.

    [Read more]

  • Magnetic Fields Prevalent in Stellar Interiors

    Magnetic Fields Prevalent in Stellar Interiors

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    A group of astronomers - including Matteo Cantiello and Lars Bildsten from UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) -has discovered that strong magnetic fields are very common in stars.

    [UCSB Press Release]