KITP News Archive

Biology Meets Geometry

Biology Meets Geometry

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Greg Huber, an UCSB biophysicist and deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, collaborates with colleagues to describe the geometry of a common cellular structure.

[UCSB Press Release]

Joe Polchinski to give Faculty Research Lecture

Joe Polchinski to give Faculty Research Lecture on Thursday Dec 4 at 6 pm

Monday, December 1, 2014

‘Space-Time Versus the Quantum’
Joe Polchinski, Permanent Member at KITP and Professor of Physics at UCSB, shares his ideas about how to reconcile quantum mechanics and the theory of general relativity at this year's Faculty Research Lecture that will take place at 6 pm in Corwin Pavilion.

[UCSB News]

Former KITP Postdocs Share the 2015 "New Horizons in Physics" Prize

Former KITP Postdocs Share the 2015 "New Horizons in Physics" Prize

Friday, January 2, 2015

Three former Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) postdocs, Sean Hartnoll (Stanford University), Shinsei Ryu (University of Illinois), and Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto University), were among the recipients of the 2015 New Horizons Prize awarded by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

Graduate Fellowship Nominations

Graduate Fellowship Nominations due on March 1, 2015 for Summer/Fall 2015 Participation

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The purpose of the KITP Graduate Fellowship Program is to offer a unique opportunity for a select group of physics graduate students from institutions in the United States and beyond to spend 5-6 months at the KITP, to participate in KITP research programs and broaden their understanding of physics in areas of current research. For participation in the summer/fall term, nominations must be received by March 1, 2015.

QBio Summer Course

QBio Summer Course Applications due March 1, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

We are now accepting applications for the third annual Santa Barbara Advanced School of Quantitative Biology Summer course, The Course of Cellular Evolution: A Laboratory Course on the Evolution of Cellular Function. The goal of the course is to explore, via open-ended research-grade experiments, some of the most exciting questions about the interplay between cell biology and evolution.

[QBio Summer Course Home Page] [Associated Program, Evolutionary Cell Biology]

Bildsten, Morrison, and Zee elected Fellows of the American Physical Society

Bildsten, Morrison, and Zee elected Fellows of the American Physical Society

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Three physics faculty, Lars Bildsten, KITP Director and Professor of Physics, David Morrison, Chair of the Math Department and Professor of Math and Physics, and Tony Zee, Professor of Physics, were recently designated as Fellows of the American Physical Society.

[UCSB Press Release]

Winter 2015 KITP Newsletter

KITP Winter 2015 Newsletter now Available

Friday, March 6, 2015

Director Lars Bildsten is happy to announce the release of the Winter 2015 KITP Newsletter. He expects to release such a Newsletter twice a year, with the next one arriving in August 2015.

[Download Newsletter (pdf)]

Arcavi

Postdoc Iair Arcavi received the 2015 Karp Discovery Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arcavi, a joint postdoctoral scholar at KITP and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network will now be able to search for additional evidence of the complete shredding of stars that happen to pass near the supermassive  black holes at the centers of distant galaxies.

[UCSB Press Release]

Randy-Schekman

KITP Public Lecture: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Professor Randy Schekman presents "How Cells Package and Traffic Proteins for Export"

[Flyer] [Public lecture page]

Olfaction at KITP

Olfaction at KITP

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KITP program on "Deconstructing the Sense of Smell" brought together theoretical neuroscientists and experimental biologists to unravel the complex mechanisms that underlie the behavioral response to odors.

Together to discuss the chemical, molecular, cellular, circuit and systems mechanisms that underlie neural and behavioral responses to odor.

[UCSB Press Release]

A Cutting-Edge Research Tool

Astrophysicists come to UCSB to learn about stars

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over thirty scientists spent a week learning how to use Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA), an open-source computational tool developed by Bill Paxton here at KITP.

[UCSB Press Release]

KITP Fall 2015 Newsletter

KITP Fall 2015 Newsletter now Available

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Director Lars Bildsten is happy to announce the release of the Fall 2015 KITP Newsletter. He expects to release such a Newsletter twice a year, with the next one arriving in February 2016.

[Fall 2015 Newsletter]

Café KITP: Supernova Hunters

Café KITP: Supernova Hunters

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The next Café KITP at SOhO, features Iair Arcavi.  He will speak on Supernova Hunters.

SOhO is located at 1221 State St., 2nd floor.  The event is Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm.

[About Café KITP]

KITP Seeks a Deputy Director

KITP Seeks a Deputy Director

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics seeks to appoint a Deputy Director, starting as early as September 1, 2016. The Deputy Director works closely with the Director in planning the Institute's 12 yearly research programs and plays a prominent role in outreach planning, computing, and in administering the Institute.

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Magnetic Hide and Seek

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Graduate Fellows

Going International

Monday, December 28, 2015
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]

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

Café KITP: Purls of wisdom

Geometry & topology in weavables, wearables and wallpaper
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.

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