• Published: 2016-02-18


KITS is a reformulated institute, which was called the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, China (KITPC). KITPC was founded in June, 2006, and was associated with the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and started to operate in May 2007. As one of twenty Kavli institutes worldwide, KITPC played an important role in both promoting China’s research in theoretical physics and organizing international programs inphysics and related interdisciplinaryfields.


KITPC was officially renamed to KITS on Oct. 14, 2016. KITS is associated with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The changes of the institute’s name and its associated body from ITP to UCAS were instructed and approved by CAS, and is in accordance with the recommendation of the Kavli Foundation. The mission of KITS is to establish itself as an international center of excellence in theoretical sciences. KITS is engaged in theoretical physics and related interdisciplinary sciences. To meet its mission, KITS is planning to undergo a rapid expansion in its faculty and will continue successful activities of KITPC to sponsor and organize programs and conferences in theoretical physics and related interdisciplinary fields to promote scientific exchange in China and in the world.


Fu-Chun Zhang

Director of KITS