Chalk Talks

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
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
David Kaplan, JHU & KITP July 14, 2011 Dramatic Impact: A Visit to the LHC
Alejandro Casazi, Birgit Faustmann, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Manfred Mohr, Victor Raphael, Kay Wiese May 10, 2011 Artists in Discussion with Peter Frank: Arts, Science & Algorithms
Dr. Chris Reynolds, Univ. of Maryland April 20, 2011 The Environmental Impact of Black Holes