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
Ted Jacobson, University of Maryland May 20, 2015 A Century of Black Holes: Enigmas, Insights and Paradoxes
Eric Agol, University of Washington March 18, 2015 Exoplanet Dynamics: What We Know from Kepler
Anthony Starace, University of Nebraska, Lincoln September 10, 2014 Atto-Physics: Observing Matter on its Natural Timescale
Jim Stone, Princeton University June 4, 2014 From Accreting Black Holes to Merging Galaxies: How Computers are Revolutionizing Astrophysics
Jim McElwaine, Durham University November 20, 2013 The Dynamics of Avalanches
Priya Natarajan, Yale University August 14, 2013 From Fasting to Feasting: The Strange Feeding Habits of Black Holes