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
Dr. Richard Neher, KITP August 6, 2009 Sex, Viruses, and the Statistical Physics of Evolution
Dr. Douglas Heggie, University of Edinburgh April 2, 2009 The Million Body Problem
David Gross, Henry Yang, Monica Curry, Ann Rice, Kathryn Moler December 9, 2008 Inauguration of the Drs. Ann and Myron Rice Family Fund for the KITP
Juna Kollmeier, Carnegie Observatories November 20, 2008 The Great Escape: Hypervelocity Stars in the Milky Way
Dr. Tom Abel, KIPAC, Stanford November 14, 2007 The First Things in the Universe
Dr. Matthew Fisher, KITP April 12, 2006 Quantum Crystals, Quantum Choreography and Quantum Computing