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Jim Hartle: A man with no boundaries

June 7, 2019, @ UCSB

Please join us for an 80th birthday celebration of Jim Hartle and his science on June 7, 2019. This one day meeting will take place at the KITP on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.



  • Gary Gibbons (Cambridge University)
  • Thomas Hertog (University of Leuven)
  • Simon Saunders (Oxford University)
  • Mark Srednicki (UCSB)
  • Sean Carroll (Caltech)
  • Kip Thorne (Caltech)
  • Neil Turok (Perimeter Institute)


Registration is $50.00 and will be handled through Aventri. The deadline for registering is May 1, 2019.

The above registration fee includes lunch, coffee breaks and dinner.

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James and Mary Jo Hartle Graduate Student Fellowship

In connection with this event we are establishing an endowment to support graduate students and permanently recognize Jim's contributions to physics. When you register, you will have an opportunity to contribute to this fund. After entering your contact information, click the Continue button and you will be given the option to donate any amount of your choice.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Southcoast Inn, 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, (805) 967-3200 or 800-350-3614. Participants are responsible for reserving their own lodging. You can make your reservations in one of two ways.

The group rate is:
$175.00 Sunday-Thursday
$215.00 Friday & Saturday
per room per night plus taxes.

The rooms have either 1 King or 2 Queen beds, all non-smoking. Included in the price of the room is a hot breakfast buffet served daily:

The hotel has a complimentary shuttle service starting at 7:30am and ending at 10:00pm, leaving the hotel every half hour upon request. They offer the shuttle service for the Santa Barbara Airport, Goleta Amtrak, and Goleta Airbus. They also offer complete Wi-Fi throughout the property for free high speed internet access. All the rooms offer the following: Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with board, flat screen TV with DVD player and electronic safe. There is a guest business center on property, guest laundry facility and valet laundry service available. Get your workout done in the on-site Fitness Center, open 5am to 10pm daily. Enjoy the beautiful pool and jacuzzi, both of which are heated year round, open from 9:00am to 10:00pm daily. The hotel is within walking distance from a variety of different restaurants and shops, as well as Zodo's Bowling Alley.

At midnight on May 5th, 2019 the rooms not reserved will be automatically released and the rate will no longer apply.



We are grateful for support from the Gravity Theory Trust, UCSB's College of Letters and Science and the University of Leuven.

Administrative Support: