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
Roman Verostko, Channa Horwitz, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Hans Dehlinger March 10, 2006 Strings, Strokes, Structures
Lars Bildsten, KITP, Phil Arras, KITP February 1, 2006 The Physics of California
Dr. David Morrison, KITP & Duke University November 3, 2005 Stalking the Shape of the Universe: Geometrical Structures and Physical Reality
Dr. Anthony Zee, KITP June 8, 2005 Folding RNA
Dr. Joe Polchinski, KITP April 24, 2004 Superstring Cosmology
Dr. Lars Bildsten, KITP July 17, 2003 Birth, Life and Death of Stars