This 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.
About four times a year we hold Chalk Talks for the Friends of the KITP. These special events are preceded by a light meal and refreshments and then move into our intimate Auditorium where you will hear from a leading scientist about their research.
The KITP hosts an exciting, one-day Teachers' Conference each year, held in conjunction with an on-going program, designed to introduce high school science teachers to the latest discoveries and ideas.
Writer in Residence
The Writer-in-Residence program, jointly sponsored by the KITP and the Kavli Foundation, hosts science writers, editors and journalists at the KITP for up to five months each year.
The Monday Black Board Lunches are a tradition at the KITP and serve to cross program boundaries. In consultation with the program coordinators, the speakers are chosen by the Director and expressly asked to
present the major science puzzles being addressed by the program. Given at the black board, these talks are full of dialog and interruptions and often serve as the best summary available of the physics frontiers.
The KITP Colloquia often serve to present unusual topics in physics or especially urgent breakthroughs that the KITP community needs to know about.