KITP News Archive

2008 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience Announced

Monday, May 26, 2008

(Oslo, Norway) Seven pioneering scientists who have transformed human knowledge in the fields of nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics have become the first recipients of the million-dollar Kavli prizes.
[L. A. Times profile of Fred Kavli]


David Gross Receives 2008 Honorary Degree From Cambridge

Elaborate Ceremony Marks Cambridge Conferment Of Honorary Degree on Physicist David Gross
Sunday, June 22, 2008

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh conferred an honorary doctorate on the KITP Director at Cambridge University ceremonies on June 23.

KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, July 30, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf presents "Mathematics and the Quantum Universe".
[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

Rice Endows Fund to Make KITP More Family Friendly

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

[Rice Family Fund Information] [Rice Family Fund Questionnaire]

Polchinski Shares Prestigious Dirac Medal

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Award to KITP Permanent Member Commemorates Dirac's Birthday.

KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, November 5, 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Professor Michael Freedman presents “Topology, Physics, and Complexity: The Birthing of the Quantum Computer.”
[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

Former KITP Director Receives Einstein Prize

Hartle Honored for "Outstanding Accomplishments" in Gravitational Physics
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hartle Honored for 'Outstanding Accomplishments' in Gravitational Physics

KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, February 25, 8:00 pm

Monday, February 2, 2009

Professor Sankar Das Sarma presents “Quantum Reality”
[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, May 13, 8:00 pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Professor Maria Spiropulu presents “The Universe in Collisions”
[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

KITP Fosters Collaboration Between Physicists and Ecologists That Leads to Crucial New Insights Into the Role of Fire in Climate Change

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An article, “Fire in the Earth System,” published in the April 24, 2009 issue of “Science,” calls for the dynamic incorporation of fire as both an effect and a cause in models of global climate and its change. The article’s insights came from a workshop on fire ecology that occurred in the summer of 2008 as part of the KITP program “The Physics of Climate Change.”

Kachru and Silverstein to Join KITP

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shamit Kachru and Eva Silverstein will join the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) in the fall of 2009, jointly filling a KITP permanent member position.

Entrepreneur Endows Susan F. Gurley Chair in Theoretical Physics and Biology

Condensed Matter Theorist, Turned Theoretical Biologist, Named First Holder
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In honor of his mother, Gus Gurley establishes a chair whose first holder is KITP permanent member Boris Shraiman.
[Full Story][Talks]

New Type of Supernova Explosion Detected Was Predicted by KITP Theoretical Physicists

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A class of supernova, discovered by scientists at Berkeley, may be the first example of a new type of exploding star. A team of astrophysicists at KITP and UC Santa Barbara had predicted this kind of explosion in their theoretical work.

Message From the Director

David Gross Reports on State of the KITP as Presented to Recent NSF Review Committee
Monday, November 9, 2009

David Gross Reports on State of the KITP as Presented to Recent NSF Review Committee.
[Director’s Message][Presentation to Review Committee]

KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, December 16, 8:00 pm

Monday, November 23, 2009

Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed presents “Exploring the Dark Universe”

[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

KITP Public Lecture, Wednesday, February 24, 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Professor Paul Nurse presents “The great Ideas of biology”
[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

When Collaborators Are a Couple

Globular Clusters Provide Case Study
Sunday, February 7, 2010