Physics + Astronomy

  • The ‘Big Mag at UCSB’ conference at UCSB will explore new possibilities in transformational science across disciplines
  • 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
  • $1 million gift to UCSB creates a high-level postdoctoral fellowship in fundamental physics