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
Ana Bonaca March 20, 2019 Uncovering the nature of dark matter with stellar streams in the Milky Way
Louis Kauffman November 28, 2018 Revolutions in Knots, Braids and Physics
Rahul Nandkishore September 19, 2018 Quantum Glass
James Liao August 7, 2018 The Tao of Fish Swimming
Sam Stevenson June 13, 2018 Megadrought, Extreme El Nino, and California's Climate Future
Alex Drlica-Wagner May 16, 2018 Small Galaxies, Big Science: Probing Fundamental Physics with Dwarf Galaxies