Theoretical Physics News

09/08/2011

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.

07/27/2011

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).

07/13/2011

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.

06/20/2011

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.

06/06/2011

New Data Still Have Scientists in Dark Over Dark Matter

A dark-matter experiment deep in the Soudan mine of Minnesota now has detected a seasonal signal variation similar to one an Italian experiment has been reporting for more than a decade.

06/06/2011

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2010 Kavli Prizes

At the White House, President Barack Obama met the seven U.S. recipients of the 2010 Kavli Prizes to recognize and honor their seminal contributions to the three fields for which the Prizes are awarded -- astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

05/23/2011

Study Reveals Milky Way among Oddball Four Percent

New research shows our home galaxy belongs to a rare subset among the billions that populate the cosmos.

05/12/2011

Study Casts New Light on 'Supersolid' Effects in Helium-4
What researchers once thought might be a supersolid transition is revisited in Science.

05/05/2011

Goldberg, McEuen, Shraiman, Xie Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Members of four Kavli Insttutes have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences: Paul McEuen, Director, KIC; Boris Shraiman, permanent member, KITP; Michael Goldberg, member, KIBS; and X. Sunney Xie, participant in the KIBST.

04/19/2011

"Reconstructing the Earliest Stars" in Physics Today

The April 2011 issue of Physics Today features a cover story on how cosmologists use computer simulations to gian insights written by KIPAC's Tom Abel.

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