Physics + Astronomy

  • Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics analyze flocking behavior on curved surfaces
  • Lars Bildsten, director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, wins the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
  • Astronomers illuminate the role of rapidly spinning black holes in tidal disruption events
  • UCSB physicist and permanent KITP member Joseph Polchinski wins prestigious 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
  • Astrophysicist Andy Howell examines the science behind sci-fi movies
  • Science academies in China and Russia recognize Nobel laureate David Gross for his continuing work in theoretical physics