Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
The Kavli Foundation
Joseph G. Polchinski, permanent member of KITP has been awarded the 2008 Dirac Medal by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).
The tiny cilia found on brain cells of mammals, thought to be vestiges of a primeval past, may actually play a critical role in relaying molecular signals that spur creation of neurons.
Lithographic technology, used in the manufacture of computer chips and other electronic devices, to make finer patterns of lines over larger areas than have been possible with other methods.
After its launch into orbit, KIPAC Director Roger Blandford discusses the importance and expectations of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope.
Researchers now report that they can use this gamma ray radiation to infer the number of small asteroids in different groups of small solar system bodies.
The team operating the Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory (LIGO) reported that the pulsar at the center of the Crab Nebula must have an extremely smooth surface.
Fred Kavli and The Kavli Foundation have made a pledge of $7.5 million to KIPAC the for an endowment that will support the institute's s research programs.