Welcome to Gravity Theory
at UCSB!
As Einstein taught us, there is more to gravity than
the inverse square law! We in the gravity theory group
explore the
intricacies of the gravitational field as described through General
Relativity and its generalizations. We are especially
interested in black holes, gravitational entropy and thermodynamics,
quantum gravity and string theory, and quantum cosmology.
The gravity group benefits from close interactions
with other
research programs in the UCSB physics department,
especially those in
High Energy
Theory and in
Astrophysics and
Cosmology. Gravity group activities include the Tuesday and Thursday
joint
Relativity/Field Theory Seminar and the Friday Gravity Lunch
discussion. These lunch discussions and the
annual yearlong General Relativity course provide excellent
opportunities for students to enter the field. A constant stream
of programs at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
next door adds to the excitement of the research environment. Have
a look at their
future programs.
