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
Taking Measure of the Universe: How Big? How Old? How Do We Know?
Speaker: Robert Kirshner
Date: 1997-11-12
Duality, Space-Time and Quantum Mechanics
Speaker: Edward Witten
Date: 1997-11-12
The Quark and the Jaguar: from Simplicity to Complexity
Speaker: Murray Gell-Mann
Date: 1997-05-04
Towards a Theory of Everything
Speaker: David Gross
Date: 1997-03-05
A Hubble Space Telescope Picture Gallery
Speaker: Sandra M. Faber
Date: 1996-11-20
Snowflakes, Seashells, and the Origins of Complexity in Nature
Speaker: James S. Langer
Date: 1996-05-15
Does God Play Dice Inside Black Holes
Speaker: Stephen William Hawking
Date: 1996-03-13