Nobel Laureate is OPI Mentor

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June 20, 2006
Nobel Laureate is OPI Mentor

David J. Gross, Ph.D., winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering how the nucleus of an atom works, is the newest mentor at the Optimum Performance Institute. Dr. Gross is the director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara. OPI Participants often attend lectures at the Kavli Institute. After one OPI Participant who

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Additional Psychiatrist Joins OPI

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May 20, 2006
Additional Psychiatrist Joins OPI

The Optimum Performance Institute is pleased to announce that Janet Martin, Ph.D., M.D, has joined OPI as consulting psychiatrist. Dr. Martin graduates in June from the University of California, Irvine Medical School. She is the chief resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Martin holds a doctorate in neurobiology and behavior. She joins the OPI clinical team that

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OPI Participants Going to Peru

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May 20, 2006
OPI Participants Going to Peru

Between 8-10 Optimum Performance Institute Participants will be spending two weeks late this summer in the Land of the Incas: Machu Picchu and the Urubanba Valley and the Manu Wildlife Center in the Peruvian Amazon Basin. They will be accompanied by OPI staff. The customized trip is being organized by Geographic Expeditions, a San Francisco-based adventure travel company voted one

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OPI Participants Hear Cutting-Edge Scientific Theories

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April 11, 2006
OPI Participants Hear Cutting-Edge Scientific Theories

Students at the Optimum Performance Institute continue to learn about new, cutting-edge scientific theories and techniques at “chalk talks” held at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KTIP) located on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara. Recently they attended a lecture by a physicist who won the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious prize for young researchers. He talked

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Experiences of the Unconscious: Joining Art and Physics

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March 21, 2006
Experiences of the Unconscious: Joining Art and Physics

The following article was written by Jacob, an OPI Participant, after attending a lecture at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California. On March 10, three residents of OPI traveled to Santa Barbara to hear a lecture at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) on algorithms in art. I was lucky enough to be one of

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