Cafe KITP: The Physics of Flying

Cafe KITP: The Physics of Flying

Wed 4.17.19

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)


This event is all ages

Birds are amazing flying machines, capable of traveling thousands of miles across oceans and continents. To do this, they often exploit "thermals," rising currents of hot air in the atmosphere, to soar high into the clouds.

Over dinner and drinks, KITP Graduate Fellow Gautam Reddy will share insights into the fascinating phenomenon of thermal soaring, how birds migrate, and his experiences teaching a robotic glider to soar like a bird.

Please note, seating is first-come, first-served.

Café KITP is an evening event held at SOhO Restaurant (1221 State Street) every two months or so. It is a "physics café" which starts with a presentation by a speaker (a physicist) and is followed by questions and provocations facilitated by an interlocutor who inspires the audience to engage with the subject and the speaker. Food and drink are available and there is no cover charge.

Our motto: "Eat, THINK, and be merry!"
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101