Tuesday, October 17, 2023

OMSI Science Pub: The World According to Physics

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6pm doors, 7pm show

Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation

All ages welcome

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About OMSI Science Pub: The World According to Physics


OMSI Science Pub: The World According to Physics

With Jim Al-Khalili, PhD, theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey

Where does theoretical physics stand at the end of the second decade of the 21st century? Are we finally approaching the end of physics, when the rich tapestry of the universe will be revealed to us and we will finally understand the true nature of reality? If we are honest then we must admit that, while what we do know is dazzlingly impressive, there is much we have yet to grasp, from the nature of space and time to the meaning quantum mechanics. This whistle-stop tour of modern physics is an appraisal of what we know and what we have yet to figure out.

Jim Al-Khalili is an Iraqi-born theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey, where he holds a Distinguished Chair in physics as well as a university chair in the public engagement in science. He is also a prominent author and broadcaster who written 14 books on popular science and the history of science, including  The Joy of Science  and  The World According to Physics, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize. He is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries, such as the Bafta nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History, and he hosts the long-running weekly BBC Radio 4 program, The Life Scientific. Jim is a past president of the British Science Association and a recipient of the Royal Society's Michael Faraday medal and the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal, the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal and the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. He is a Patron and Vice-President of Humanists UK. He received an OBE in 2007 for 'services to science'. You can see his TED talk here.

About OMSI Science Pub

Science Pub Kennedy School is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.

Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Kennedy School website for a dinner menu and venue information.

Suggested donation of $5 all goes to OMSI.