5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater
6pm doors, 7pm show
Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation
All ages welcome
6pm doors, 7pm showAdvance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donationAll ages welcome
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.
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: email@example.com. Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Kennedy School website for a dinner menu and venue information.
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