Professor Curt G. Callan presents "The Biological Future of Theoretical Physics"
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.
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.
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.
Professor Randy Schekman presents "How Cells Package and Traffic Proteins for Export"
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.
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.
Professor Conny Aerts presents "Starquakes and Exoplanets in the Milky Way"
‘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.
Charlie Munger has announced his $65,000,000 donation to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. This donation will be used to build and furnish a Residence for the KITP's visiting scientists. Designed with physicists in mind, this 75,000 square foot facility will house the majority of KITP's thousand yearly visitors and their families in a comfortable and intimate setting that inspires informal scientific interactions. The visitor offices and intense collaborative interactions that are the hallmark of KITP's mission will, of course, remain in Kohn Hall.