Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

  • Carlos Marquez, new manager of the Charles T. Munger Physics Residence, reflects on a long and fruitful career on campus

  • Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University (front) joined some of the world’s leading physicists who came together at UCSB in 2001.

  • UCSB physicist and permanent KITP member Joseph Polchinski wins prestigious 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

  • Remembering UCSB’s great physicist, Nobel laureate and humanitarian

  • Q Bio School: labeling

    At KITP's Advanced School of Quantitative Biology graduate students, postdocs and professors conducted hands-on research involving bacteria and yeast

  • Birds flock. Bees swarm. These are just two of the many remarkable examples of collective behavior found in nature.

  • In recognition of their outstanding contributions to physics, UC Santa Barbara faculty members W. Patrick McCray and Leon Balents have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).

  • Joe Polchinski and Peter Orland

    You could call UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) a kind of seaside physics resort. For physicists and the like, KITP is a treat for the mind, augmented by the beauty of the campus and near-perfect weather.

  • For the second year in a row, theoretical physicist Joseph Polchinski has won a Milner Foundation Physics Frontiers Prize. This award puts him in the running for the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize.

  • At the Santa Barbara Advanced School of Quantitative Biology, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and science faculty members from around the world have come together collaborate with leading experts in an effort to shed new light on the...

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