Ensure KITP’s instrumental role in the future of scientific exploration
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at UC Santa Barbara is the foremost scientific research facility for theorists in physics and allied fields to explore new ideas and to work together intensely on questions at the leading edges of science. Since its origin in 1979, KITP’s driving force has been the exploration and promotion of new areas of scientific study. We foster international and cross-disciplinary networks, train the next generation of theorists, and engage the public in our collaborative, transformational research.
In addition to our 40-year reputation for excellence in theoretical physics, KITP is pioneering new ways to empower and train the next generation of scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds to pursue groundbreaking research and foster collaborative networks. With your support, we will ensure in perpetuity that for scientists at KITP there are no barriers to discovery.
Friends of KITP at the Curie Circle and above enjoy exclusive access to our Chalk Talk lecture series - engaging informal presentations by KITP’s visiting scientists - featuring the latest breakthroughs in theoretical physics and beyond. Higher membership circles offer more opportunities for small group and one-on-one interactions with our visiting scientists from across the globe. Learn more about membership in Friends of KITP here.
Support Early Career Scientists
Support early-career scientists at KITP with an online gift to the Postdoctoral Scholar or Graduate Fellow Endowments.
In addition to our 40-year reputation for excellence in theoretical physics, KITP is actively pioneering new ways to empower and train the most promising members of the next generation of scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds to pursue groundbreaking research and foster collaborative networks. With your investment in our endowment campaign for these early-career positions you will help to ensure in perpetuity that for scientists at the KITP there are no barriers to discovery.
Please let us know if you have included support for KITP in your estate plans or have an interest in learning more about doing so. In addition to membership in the KITP Legacy Society, special recognition and naming opportunities remain available in Kohn Hall and the Charles T. Munger Physics Residence for irrevocable planned gift commitments to our KITP Endowment Fund.