Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

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The KITP at night

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics ( KITP ) is an institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

It is one of the most famous institutes for theoretical physics worldwide, especially in the field of high energy physics . It was founded in 1979 by the Nobel Prize winner Walter Kohn . It has been headed by Lars Bildsten since 2012 .

At the beginning of the new millennium, the institute, previously known only as the UCSB Physics Institute or the ITP (Institute for Theoretical Physics), was named after the Norwegian / US physicist and businessman Fred Kavli , in recognition of his generous donations to the UCSB , named.

Many of the institute's scientists teach as professors at UCSB.

There is also a Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) at the University of Tokyo.

Directors were:

Members are or were Matthew PA Fisher , Greg Huber , Mark Bowick , Anthony Zee , Leon Balents , Alexei Kitaev , Joseph Polchinski , Boris Shraiman and Frank Wilczek .

Kavli Institute, Kohn Hall

The architect of the institute building is Michael Graves.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/news/lars-bildsten-named-director-kavli-institute-theoretical-physics