“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:
972 FIFTH AVENUE
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.