For a quick introduction to the expansion of the universe, there you go!
From Jeff Schechtman’s blog:
“For better or worse, particularly for those of us here in the Bay Area, we have come to think of science in rather utilitarian terms. A better phone, a better app, or a better car.
In fact science, especially theoretical physics, is or should be the real lens through which we see the world. It is our understanding of the larger universe that shapes how we see our place in it and that more than the latest gadget, shapes our times.
It’s why we need to understand that world and why we need guides along the way like Stephen Hawking and Christophe Galfard. Galfard, a protege of Hawking and has just published The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond.”
The podcast of my conversation with Jeff Schechtman can be found on Jeff’s blog, here.
After New-York and Stockholm in the past two weeks, I am now off to Athens and Torino for the Greek and Italian versions of “The Universe in Your Hand”. If you are around, come and ask me questions about our universe! (The venues are listed below)The schedule for my public talks is:
Monday 9 May: Eugenides Foundation in Athens, at 19h00 (7pm)
Wednesday 11 May: Chania (Crete)
Friday 13 May: Torino (Italy),
14,30-15,30 – Arena Booksotck Lingotto Fiere, Via Nizza 280, Torino public presentation of L’universo a portata di mano with Antonio Pascale
15,45-17,00 – Il Libraio.it Stand – public discussion on the success of physics and science in the editorial market.
18:00 – Scuola Holden, piazza Borgo Dora 49 – Public speech on L’universo a portata di mano.
To read the full review, just click here.
For a quick introduction to the black hole information paradox, there you go 🙂
Here‘s the review.
IN ENGLISH. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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NEW YORK, NY 10075, USA
Christophe Galfard and Janna Levin will takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying Sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant Black Holes. Our speakers will make us understand the mind-bending science that underpins modern life, from Quantum Mechanics to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
FOR MORE INFO, IT’S ALL HERE.
Does time exist?
Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding?
Is this the only universe, or are there infinite ones, all expanding in parallel and out of sight of each other?
These are some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage.
Date: July 18, 2016. Venue: Royal Geographical Society, London. To book tickets, click here.