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
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
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