Chalk Talks

About four times a year we hold Chalk Talks for the Friends of the KITP. These special events are preceded by a light meal and refreshments and then move into our intimate Auditorium where you will hear from a leading scientist about their research. The hallmark of these talks is informality, with questions encouraged during the talk, and, of course after as well. Please join the Friends so that you can enjoy these special events.

Chalk Talks Archive

Speaker Event Date Event Title Talks
Gianfranco Bertone, University of Amsterdam June 19, 2013 Behind the Scenes of the Universe: The Worldwide Race to Discover Dark Matter
Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA/Director, Science Unit, WGBH April 11, 2013 The Art of Science Television
Peter Frank, Tatiana Ginsberg, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Vera Molnar, Jeremy Sarchet, Ethan Turpin November 15, 2012 SCIART 2012: Mysterious: Artists in discussion with Peter Frank
Steven R. White, UC Irvine October 17, 2012 What Do Climate Modeling and Quantum Mechanics Have In Common?
Patrick Brady, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee September 19, 2012 How to Detect Ripples in Spacetime
William Bialek, Princeton & KITP August 31, 2011 More Perfect Than We Imagined: A Physicist's View of Life