Friends of KITP have the opportunity to spend an evening four to five times a year with some of the world’s most exciting theoretical physicists, sharing refreshments and conversation about big questions such as how the universe began, how stars and planets form, how the brain works, and where dark matter lurks!
Frequent Chalk Talks allow Friends of KITP to stay current on the latest breakthroughs in science through engaging and informal presentations by KITP’s leading visiting scientists. In keeping with the custom of the academic physics community, these presentations are informal and questions are encouraged during and after the talk.
Chalk Talks Archive
|Speaker||Event Date||Event Title||Talks|
|Raphael Flauger||March 4, 2020||Our Quantum Universe|
|Ahmed Almheiri||January 22, 2020||Is Information Thrown into a Black Hole Lost Forever? Resolving Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Information Paradox|
|Roser Valenti||September 17, 2019||All But Frustrating: When Quantum Materials Meet Topology|
|Aomawa Shields||May 15, 2019||The Climates of Other Worlds: Searching for the Next Habitable Planet|
|Ana Bonaca||March 20, 2019||Uncovering the nature of dark matter with stellar streams in the Milky Way|
|Louis Kauffman||November 28, 2018||Revolutions in Knots, Braids and Physics|