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Type 1a Supernova
Aug 17, 2015

We finally know the ingredients that fire up a particular kind of supernova. Four researchers - Lars Bildsten, Laura Chomiuk, Daniel Kasen and Andrew Howell - explain why a better understanding of how certain stars die can help reveal the evolution of the cosmos.

New Horizons
Aug 13, 2015

On July 14, the New Horizons spacecraft passed Pluto after a 3-billion-mile journey. New Horizons team members Richard Binzel and Cathy Olkin, and Kavli Prize Laureate Mike Brown answer questions about the mechanisms that might be shaping Pluto's dramatic landscape and what this strange new world can tell us about the other bodies at the Solar System's fringes.

Aug 10, 2015

In an interview with The Kavli Foundation, Stanford astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh discusses how the discovery of a "young Jupiter" could help us understand the origins of planets.

KITP Deputy Director Greg Huber, neuroscientist Anne-Marie Oswald and biologist Venkatesh Murthy. Photo Credit: Matt Perko
Jul 29, 2015

Collaboration among international scientists at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is helping to resolve questions about the sense of smell.