Mailing List

There is a distribution list for program participants: Updated each week, this contains all participants present in the current week and those expected the next week. To prevent spam, you must be on the list to send to the list. If you have problems sending or receiving, or just wish to join, you may add your current email address by sending a blank message to . You may remove yourself by sending to

KITP weekly calendar.

Regular KITP weekly events

Cookies and coffee: daily (except Tuesdays when there is a Physics Dept Colloquium), about 3:15 p.m.

Wine and cheese, 5:00 - 6:00; approximately every other Monday, except when other events intervene.

Monday, 12:15 : Director's Blackboard Lunch. Frequent, but not necessarily every week. These informal talks about an ongoing program are especially for non-program participants. All scientists are strongly encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, 4:00 : UCSB Physics Dept Colloquium (when classes are in session.) Refreshments at 3:30 in 1640 Broida Hall.
(no KITP seminars at this time.)

Wednesday, 2:00 : KITP Colloquium or Journalist-in-Residence (no other seminars at this time.)

Computing Help

Acknowledging KITP in Publications


More Visitor Information

There's a shower in Room 2119, first come, first served, for those of you who have long bike rides to KITP.

The Recreation Center ("Rec Cen") is located on Ocean Road on the other side of campus. It is a clean, modern facility with many exercise options.
You may present the sheet in your KITP packet that identifies you as a KITP visitor and receive the faculty/staff rate of $80 for 3 months. (One time use is $12 per day.)
For more information see their website

Much, much more, starting from the KITP Visit Info page.


Position: Postdoctoral research in granular physics of sediment transport, University of Pennsylvania
Description: We seek a postdoctoral researcher to design and conduct laboratory experiments on fluid-driven sediment transport, with a focus on understanding granular controls on the threshold of motion. This interdisciplinary project will be collaboratively supervised in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Science (Jerolmack; and Physics and Astronomy (Durian; Work will develop and test emerging concepts from soft-matter physics and geomorphology; strong experimental experience in one of these general research areas is required. Field work in support of this project is possible. The postdoc will also interact with a vibrant and diverse research community at Penn studying the dynamics of disordered materials across 2 schools and 7 departments. Position is funded for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third. To apply, send a letter of interest, with CV and names of 3 references, to Professors Jerolmack and/or Durian. We will review applications beginning in early November.
Douglas J. Jerolmack
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania
Chair of the Graduate Group
Editor, Earth Surface Dynamics (
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