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KITP Teachers' Conferences
Secondary School Science Teachers Interact with Some of the World's Leading Research Scientists

How to catch a gravitational wave: Exploring the universe with LIGO

Mar 25, 2017 Lars Bildsten
KITP Director
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 25, 2017 Lisa Barsotti
MIT/LIGO
Gravitational Wave Detection with Ligo[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 25, 2017 Ilya Mandel
University of Birmingham
Singing Binaries: Listening to the Chirps of Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 25, 2017 Lars Bildsten
KITP Director
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 25, 2017 Lynn Cominsky
Sonoma State University
Exploring Gravitational Waves in the Classroom[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
Mar 25, 2017 Thierry Foglizzo
CEA Saclay
Aspherical Stellar Explosions Illustrated by the Dynamics of a Water Fountain[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

The Higgs Boson & Beyond

May 21, 2016 Lars Bildsten (KITP)
Lance Dixon (Stanford/SLAC & KITP)
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 Joseph Incandela
UCSB
Discovering the Higgs Boson[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 Laura Reina
Florida State & KITP
How Do We Know It's the Higgs?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 Lars Bildsten
Leader and All Participants
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 Melinda Higgins
DOE
The PNNL Smartphone Microscope[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 Bryan Webber
Cambridge U. & KITP
Why Do We Think There's Physics Beyond the Standard Model?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 Tom LeCompte
Argonne National Lab & KITP
Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 21, 2016 David Gross
KITP
Perspectives on the Future of Particle Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Worlds Suited for Biology: The Search for Life in the Universe

Feb 28, 2015 Greg Huber
KITP
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 28, 2015 Eric Ford
Penn State
Planetary Billiards: The Early Chaos of Planetary Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 28, 2015 Sean Raymond
U. Bordeaux
Worlds with Water: Prerequisite for Life?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 28, 2015 Greg Huber
Leader
Town Hall Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 28, 2015 Andrew Howard
U. Hawaii
Habitable Planets Around Other Stars[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 28, 2015 Dawn Sumner
UC Davis
Are We Alone in the Universe? (And how to think about this as a scientist)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 28, 2015 Geoff Marcy
UC Berkeley
Prospects for Intelligent Life in the Universe[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

The Physics of Flocking: From Cells to Crowds

Feb 15, 2014 Greg Huber
KITP Deputy Director
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 15, 2014 Cristina Marchetti
Syracuse University
Active Soft Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 15, 2014 Jeffrey Guasto
Tufts
The acrobatics of swimming bacteria[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 15, 2014 Greg Huber
KITP Deputy Director
Town Hall Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 15, 2014 Andrew Bernoff
Harvey Mudd University
Synchronization and Swarming of Clocks and Flocks[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]

A New Quantum Era

Mar 02, 2013 Lars Bildsten
KITP Director
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 Gerard Milburn
Brisbane, Australia
Quantum Strangeness, Entanglement and Quantum Information[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 Dwayne Miller
MPSD/Hamburg and Univ. Toronto
Making the Molecular Movie: The Chemists' Gedanken Experiment Enters the Lab Frame[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 Lars Bildsten
KITP
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 John Martinis
UCSB
Quantum Circuits and Macroscopic Quantum Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 Birgitta Whaley
UCB
What Role Does Quantum Mechanics Play in Biology?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 Lars Bildsten
KITP
TOWN HALL FEEDBACK[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 02, 2013 Charles Baily
Univ. Colorado
Active Learning and Quantum Simulations in the Classroom[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]

Graphene

Jan 14, 2012 David Gross
KITP Director
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Jan 14, 2012 Andre Geim
Univ. Manchester
Graphene: Magic of Flat Carbon[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
Jan 14, 2012 Eva Andrei
Rutgers
Transport and Spectroscopy of Graphene[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Jan 14, 2012 David Gross
KITP Director, Leader
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Jan 14, 2012 James Hone
Columbia Univ.
The World's Strongest Material: Measuring the Mechanical Properties of Graphene Using Simple Physics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Jan 14, 2012 Jeanie Lau
UC Riverside
Graphene -- The Amazing 2D Membrane[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Jan 14, 2012 Rachel Ross
LCOGT
What's New at the Las Cumbres Observatory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Physics and Biology: Evolution of Life and Evolution of Science

Feb 26, 2011 David Gross
KITP Director
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Boris Shraiman
UCSB, KITP
Unexpected Physics in Biology [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Rob Phillips
Caltech
Physical Biology of the Cell [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Cherie Harper
Greensburg, PA
Entering the Contest: A View From One of Last Year's Prize Winners [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Led by David Gross TOWN HALL DISCUSSION [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 David Gross
KITP Director
Your Feedback, Please [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Richard Neher
Max Planck Inst., Tuebingen
Watching Evolution Happen [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Michael Elowitz
Caltech
Life at the Single Cell Level [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Feb 26, 2011 Rachel Ross
LCOGT
What's New at the Las Cumbres Observatory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Planets Beyond the Solar System: The New Astronomical Revolution

Mar 27, 2010 Martin Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 Alan Boss
Carnegie Inst. of WA
The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 Debra Fischer
Yale Univ.
Searching for Earths in the Alpha Centauri System [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 Steve Brehmer
Minneapolis, MN
Entering the Contest: A View From One of Last Year's Prize Winners [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 Rachel Ross
LCOGT
What's New at the LCOGT [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 James Kasting
Penn State Univ.
How to Find a Habitable Planet [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 Adam Burgasser
UCSD
Cold Stars, New Neighbors: Discovering Brown Dwarfs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 27, 2010 David Gross
KITP, Moderator
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Light Meets Matter: Atoms and Lasers

May 16, 2009 David Gross
KITP Director
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 Martin Plenio
Imperial College, London
Clocks and Entanglement [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 Peter Knight
Imperial College, London
Quanta and Non-Classicality [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 Jon Anderson
Teacher, Circle Pines, MN
Entering the Contest: A View from One of Last Year's Prize Winners [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 TOWN HALL DISCUSSION Led by David Gross [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 Yaron Silberberg
Weizmann Inst., Israel
Lasers and Microscopy [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 Paul Corkum
Nat'l Research Council of Canada
Attosecond Science [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 16, 2009 Rachel Ross
Las Cumbres Observatory
Overview of the LCOGT: A Network of 0.4-1.0 Meter Telescopes for Education [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Particle Physics in the Age of the Large Hadron Collider

May 31, 2008 Ayana Holloway Arce
UC Berkeley
What the LHC is and How We'll Use It [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 31, 2008 Raman Sundrum
Johns Hopkins Univ.
LHC and the World of Extra Dimensions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 31, 2008 TOWN HALL DISCUSSION Led by David Gross [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 31, 2008 Amir Abo-Shaeer
Dos Pueblos HS Engineering Academy
First National Robotics Program: You can do it (and we have). [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 31, 2008 Kevin McFarland
Univ. of Rochester
"What do you mean you don't work at the LHC?" A report from the other frontiers of particle physics. [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 31, 2008 James Wells
CERN & Univ. of Michigan
Exploring the Cosmos with the LHC [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
May 31, 2008 Rachel Ross
Las Cumbres Observatory
Overview of the LCOGT: A Network of 0.4-1.0 Meter Telescopes for Education [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Forging the Elements and Probing the Universe with Stars

Mar 17, 2007 David Gross
KITP Director
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 17, 2007 Lars Bildsten
KITP
The Life of a Star [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 17, 2007 Hendrik Schatz
Michigan State Univ.
Forging the Elements during Stellar Death [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
Mar 17, 2007 TOWN HALL DISCUSSION Led by David Gross [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 17, 2007 Edward van den Heuvel
Univ. Amsterdam
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Probes of Star Formation in the Early Universe [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 17, 2007 Robert P. Kirshner
Harvard
Cosmic Acceleration Revealed by Exploding Stars [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Mar 17, 2007 Rachel Ross
Las Cumbres Obs.
LCOGT: A Network of 0.4-1.0 Meter Telescopes for Education [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

The State of the Universe

Oct 5, 2002 David Gross (KITP)
Lawrence Krauss (CWRU)
Welcome[Aud][Cam]
Oct 5, 2002 Lawrence Krauss
Case Western Reserve University
Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story...[Aud][Cam]
Oct 5, 2002 Martin White
UC Berkeley
Seeing Spots in the Microwave Sky[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Oct 5, 2002 Jatila van der Veen
UC Santa Barbara
Modeling the Cosmic Microwave Background -- A "Hands-On" Approach[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Oct 5, 2002 Daniel Akerib
Case Western Reserve University
Looking for Wimps[Aud][Cam]
Oct 5, 2002 All Speakers Town Meeting[Aud][Cam]
Oct 5, 2002 John Grunsfeld
NASA Astronaut
New Eyes for Space Exploration: Upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope[Aud][Cam]

String Theory: Is it the Theory of Everything?

May 5, 2001 Gary Horowitz (UCSB)
Daniel Hone (ITP)
Welcome to ITP & Conference[Audio]
May 5, 2001 Joseph Polchinski
ITP
From Atoms to Quarks to Strings[Audio]
May 5, 2001 Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
What String Theory Has Taught Us about Quantum Gravity and Unification of Forces[Audio]
May 5, 2001 Town Hall Meeting All speakers[Audio]
May 5, 2001 David Gross
ITP
The Coming Revolutions in Fundamental Physics[Audio]

High Temperature Superconductivity: What is it?

19 Aug 2000 David Gross
ITP Director
Welcome to the ITP[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Doug Scalapino
Scientific Coordinator
Welcome to the Conference[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Doug Scalapino
UC Santa Barbara
Introduction to Superconductivity: New Materials and Mr SQUID[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Robyn Cantor Mr SQUID[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 John Kirtley
IBM-T.J. Watson Research Center
Surfing the d-wave[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Doug Scalapino
Scientific Coordinator
Morning Summary[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Paul Grant
EPRI
Superconductivity: Expanding the Frontiers of Electricity, Medicine and Computation[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Town Meeting Teacher Participation[Audio]
19 Aug 2000 Robert Laughlin
Stanford University
Mesoscopic Protectorates[Audio]

Black Holes: Fact and Fiction

Feb 6, 1999 Kip Thorne
Caltech
Black Holes: Predicted Properties and Behaviors[Audio]
Feb 6, 1999 Joe Polchinski
ITP, UCSB
What is String Theory and What Does It Have To Do With Black Holes?[Audio]
Feb 6, 1999 Roger Blandford
Caltech
New Horizons in Black Hole Astrophysics[Audio]
Feb 6, 1999 Jim Lochner
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Building a Black Holes in Your Classroom[Audio]