Theoretical Physics News


Ooguri Chosen for the Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Hirosi Ooguri, Fred Kavli Chair at CalTech and Principal Investigator at Kavli IPMU is now a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).


NASA'S Fermi Measures Cosmic 'Fog' Produced by Ancient Starlight

Astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have made the most accurate measurement of starlight in the universe.


University of Tokyo Honors Kavli Foundation and Nissin with Shokumon Awards

The Kavli Foundation was presented the “Shokumon Award” by the University of Tokyo.


First Evidence that Yellow Supergiant Became Supernova

Researchers find evidence that the yellow supergiant star found at the location of supernova SN 2011dh was its progenitor.


UCSB Professor Lars Bildsten Named Director of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Lars Bildsten, professor of physics and a KITP permanent member was chosen to be the new director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.


KITPC Holds Its Inaugural Outreach Program

Program attracts 70 students and teachers from 13 high schools in Beijing and Jiangsu Province.


Hirosi Ooguri Receives Inaugural Simons Investigator Award

The Fred Kavli Professor of California Institute of Technology and a Principal Investigator of Kavli IPMUwill receive more than $1.3 million over the next ten years for his research.


Theorem Unifies Superfluids and Other Weird Materials
Commonality can be used to predict or even design new materials that exhibit exreme behaviors.


Seven Scientific Pioneers Receive the 2012 Kavli Prizes

Seven pioneering scientists have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field.


UC Santa Barbara's Kavli Institute Receives Two Grants to Explore Interface of Physics and Biology

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded KITP $1.6 million for its ongoing interdisciplinary biology initiatives.