Physics Professor Alex Small has been selected to be the first ever Anacapa Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara. This opportunity will support him in contributing to the nation’s theoretical physics endeavors through research at primarily undergraduate universities.
Small previously conducted physics research as a postdoctoral research fellow in theoretical biophysics at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He received his doctoral degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2005, working under Professor David Pine.
“Because some of the best theoretical physics students and postdocs spend time at the Kavli Institute, I’ll do something while I’m there to reach out to people who are considering careers at undergraduate institutions, and talk about how a theoretical physicist can contribute at a school like Cal Poly Pomona,” Small says.
Small will be spending a few weeks a year at KITP conducting research and attending workshops at UC Santa Barbara.