Anthony Zee, professor of physics with the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara, has received the Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research.
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UC Santa Barbara Astrophysicist Lars Bildsten Appointed to Endowed Chair at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
UC Santa Barbara astrophysicist Lars Bildsten, a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded the Wayne Rosing, Simon and Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the discipline.
First Incumbent of Susan F. Gurley Chair Discusses Ideas That Animate His Research.
But what rivets theorists’ attention is its electrons behaving like neutrinos.
Program on 'Low Dimensional Electron Systems' looks at phenomena with the potential to transform our three-dimensional world.
EIGHT scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognized with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes.
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) - Astrophysicists at UC Santa Barbara are the first scientists to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white dwarf composed of pure helium. The results will be published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. These observations are the first to confirm a theory about a certain type of white dwarf star.
New research perspective sees wildfire as global phenomenon indicative of feedback mechanism whereby widespread fire is both effect and cause of accelerating climate change.
Physicist Jean Carlson catalyzes first ever collaboration between NSF-funded institutes associated with UCSB and engaged in research at the edge of two distinctive scientific fields.
An explosion—observable in theory, but never seen on the night sky–emerged a little over two years ago from calculations carried out by a team of astrophysicists, including KITP permanent member Lars Bildsten and postdoctoral fellow Nevin Weinberg, as well as UCSB physics graduate student Ken Shen and Bildsten's long-time Dutch collaborator Gijs Nelemans of Radboud University in Nijmegen. Those calculations enabled the team to predict the existence, in distant galaxies, of a new kind of exploding star or "supernova" that would— when detected—be fainter than most observed supernovae and would rise and fall in brightness in only a few weeks.
Boldly innovative program probes "Physics of Climate Change."
Cloud physics is the largest source of uncertainty in the short term in predicting the climate.