Public Lectures

Physics for the Inquiring Mind

Public LecturesThis very popular series of 3-4 public lectures each year takes advantage of the presence of so many distinguished scientists who come to collaborate on the most fascinating and challenging questions in their fields. Our speakers have included, among others, Stephen Hawking, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert Kirshner, Peter Galison, John Grunsfeld, Lawrence Krauss, Nathan Lewis and Samuel Wang. Presentations have included the search for new planets, projects at the large hadron collider (LHC), how the brain works, challenges for global energy, the potential in the human genome, black holes and the physics of Star Trek.

The presentations put you in touch with people and research that is transforming our understanding of the universe. Friends of KITP receive priority seat reservations, and an informal reception follows each lecture.



KITP Public Lectures Archive

Event Information
Albert Einstein the Peacenik
Speaker: Larry Badash
Date: 2005-04-27
Genetic Predispositions for Cancers in Humans
Speaker: Arnold J. Levine
Date: 2005-02-02
From photons to perception: A physicist looks at the brain
Speaker: William Bialek
Date: 2004-09-01
Finding Planets and Searching for Life: Worthy Goals for 21st Century Science
Speaker: Charles Beichman
Date: 2004-03-03
The Interplay Between Art and Physics: Altering Perceptions of Reality
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Hébert
Date: 2003-09-10
The Human Genome Project, where do we go from here?
Speaker: Arnold J. Levine
Date: 2003-06-11
Neutrinos Get under Your Skin!
Speaker: Boris Kayser
Date: 2003-04-30
The Physics of Star Trek
Speaker: Lawrence M. Krauss
Date: 2003-03-12
New Eyes for Space Exploration: Upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope
Speaker: John M. Grunsfeld
Date: 2002-10-03
The World's Numerical Recipe
Speaker: Frank Wilczek
Date: 2002-04-03