Chalk Talks

Chalk TalksFriends 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
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