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
David Kaplan, JHU & KITP July 14, 2011 Dramatic Impact: A Visit to the LHC
Alejandro Casazi, Birgit Faustmann, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Manfred Mohr, Victor Raphael, Kay Wiese May 10, 2011 Artists in Discussion with Peter Frank: Arts, Science & Algorithms
Dr. Chris Reynolds, Univ. of Maryland April 20, 2011 The Environmental Impact of Black Holes
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!