Café KITP

Café KITPCafé KITP is an evening event held at SOhO Restaurant (1221 State Street) every two months or so. It is a "physics café" which starts with a presentation by a speaker (a physicist) and is followed by questions and provocations facilitated by an interlocutor who inspires the audience to engage with the subject and the speaker. Food and drink are available and there is no cover charge.

Our motto: "Eat, THINK, and be merry!"

Upcoming Events

Café KITP Presents… Description

Black Holes: Classical and Quantum

Isabel Garcia Garcia
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)

When two black holes a billion light-years away collide and merge, the disruption they cause in spacetime is so large that we feel it here, on Earth. Black holes, classical and quantum, hold the key to some of the deepest mysteries of our Universe. Over dinner and drinks, KITP Postdoctoral Scholar Isabel Garcia Garciawill share some of what we have learned about black holes, and how they might help us in our journey towards finding the underlying theory of nature.


Café KITP: Archive of Events

Café KITP Presents…
Black Holes: Classical and Quantum
Speaker: Isabel Garcia Garcia
February 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
HOW THE BRAIN GOT ITS WRINKLES: On the Amazing Self-Organization of ‘Mini Brains’ in the Lab
Speaker: Eyal Karzbrun
June 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Star + Star = ?
Speaker: Josiah Schwab
May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
A Protein Magic Trick: Molecular Action at a Distance?
Speaker: Le Yan
February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Is There a Galactic Fog?
Speaker: Mike McCourt
October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Things that go bump in the light: Discovering particles at the LHC
Speaker: Sophie Renner
June 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
The Age of Entanglement
Speaker: Tim Hsieh
May 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Purls of wisdom: Geometry & topology in weavables, wearables and wallpaper
Speaker: Elisabetta Matsumoto
February 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Black Holes, Quantum Tunneling and String Theory
Speaker: Francisco Rojas
November 30, 2015 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Supernova Hunters
Speaker: Iair Arcavi
September 9, 2015 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Quasiparticles: The Dreams That Stuff is Made Of
Speaker: Louk Rademaker
May 6, 2015 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)
Who Ordered the Muon? ...and Other Mysteries of Particle Physics
Speaker: Jim Halverson
January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)