Theoretical Physics News


UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Awarded $2.5 Million by the Simons Foundation to Support Visiting Scientists

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at UC Santa Barbara has been awarded $2.5 million by the Simons Foundation to support the work of leading scientists on extended visits at the world-renowned research center.


Discovery of the Fastest-Rotating Massive Star Ever Recorded

An international team of scientists has found the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded. The star spins around its axis at the speed of 600 kilometers per second at the equator, a rotational velocity so high that the star is nearly tearing apart due to centrifugal forces.


“Save the World Through Science & Engineering” Video Contest Opens

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is accepting submissions for the 2012 Kavli “Save the World Through Science & Engineering” Video Contest.


Kavli Frontiers of Science begins New Symposia Series with Indonesia

The National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium program has entered into a new partnership with Indonesia.


Distinguished Young Scientists Selected to Participate in Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia

One hundred twenty-two young scientists have been selected for the U.S. and Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia.


KITP Director Honored as Centenary Solvay Chair

The "Solvay Centenary Chair," has been granted to KITP Director David J. Gross.


How Slow is Slow? EXO Knows!

The EXO team announced yesterday at a conference in Munich that, according to their measurements of two-neutrino double-beta decay in Xe-136, an isotope of xenon, the half-life of the process clocks in at 2.11 x 10^21 years.


UCSB's Kohn Hall Receives LEED Silver Certification From U.S. Green Building Council

UC Santa Barbara's Kohn Hall, home of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


New Method Defibrillates Heart With Less Electricity and Pain

Scientists have developed a new, and much less painful and potentially damaging, method to end life-threatening heart fibrillations.


Center for Communicating Science Holds First Conference

University faculty and administrators from 20 states gathered at Stony Brook in June for an innovative, four-day conference dedicated to improving the way scientists communicate with the public.