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
Lars Bildsten, KITP November 5, 2010 Inauguration to the Wayne Rosing, Simon and Diana Raab Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics: Exploding Stars
Dr. Charles F. Stevens, Salk Institute September 30, 2010 How Computers and the Brain are the Same and Different, and How Physics Can Help Explain This
Dr. Lars Bildsten, KITP April 28, 2010 Exploding Stars!
Dr. Greg Dobler, KITP January 28, 2010 A Light in the Dark: the Pursuit of the Nature of Dark Matter
David Em, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Paul Hertz, Robert J. Lang November 18, 2009 KITP Algorists 2009
Boris Shraiman, KITP September 18, 2009 Inauguration to the Susan F. Gurley Chair in Theoretical Physics and Biology: Adventures at the Edge of Physics