Physics + Astronomy

  • Physicist Stephen Belcher to outline climate science challenges at a public lecture hosted by KITP on May 30
  • Chancellor’s Community Breakfast features historian W. Patrick McCray on the nature of innovation and progress
  • sky map
    In a first-ever event, neutron stars merge and the resulting gravitational waves tip off astronomers to the subsequent flash
  • Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics analyze flocking behavior on curved surfaces
  • UCSB physics professor shares ambitious vision of launching tiny spaceships to explore a star beyond the solar system
  • Observations of a supernova colliding with a nearby companion star take UCSB astrophysicists by surprise

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