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

Star + Star = ?

Josiah Schwab
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)

Stars don’t just orbit each other — sometimes they collide! In fact, some of the most exciting events in the universe occur when two stars get close enough to merge. Come collide with visiting KITP astrophysicist Josiah Schwab as he gives us a tour of the many kinds of stellar mergers and the varied ways in which astronomers and astrophysicists observe them. Our motto: Eat, think, and be merry! 


Café KITP: Archive of Events

Café KITP Presents…
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)
The Choreography of Cells: How Living Matter Dances to a Genetic Tune
Speaker: Sebastian Streichan
October 14, 2014 - 5:30pm
Flyer (pdf)
Future Stuff: Unearthing Secrets of the Periodic Table
Speaker: Chuck-Hou Yee
July 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
Flyer (pdf)