Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Physics | Featuring Quantum Physicist Jim Al-Khalili, NY Times Bestselling Author and BBC Television Presenter
The World According to Physics with Jim Al-Khalili, PhD, Quantum Physicist, NY Times Bestselling Author and BBC Television Presenter
Dr. Al-Khalili lives in the UK so we will be hosting this event at noon to accommodate the time difference.
Are we approaching the end of physics, when the rich tapestry of the universe will be revealed to us in a “theory of everything,” or are physicists stuck in a rut waiting for the next Einstein to come along? Where does theoretical physics stand at the dawn of the third decade of the 21st century? If we are honest then we must admit that, while what we know about the workings of nature is both extremely accurate and dazzlingly impressive, it is not the final word and there is still much that we have yet to understand, from the origin of space and the meaning of time to what is really lurking behind the quantum curtain. While celebrating its remarkable success, Jim Al-Khalili doesn’t shy away from highlighting the current problems in physics – what we know with confidence and what we have yet to figure out. Al-Khalili gives an honest appraisal of how science, and physics in particular, offers us the only way to uncover the deepest truth about the nature of reality.
How to watch the event:
Go to OMSI’s main facebook page at 11:45AM. Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/omsi.museum/ You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to watch the live stream. Also, watch for scammers trying to get you to sign up for the event. OMSI will NOT send you a request to sign up to view the Facebook Live event.
If you are unable to join us live, the video will automatically post to OMSI’s Facebook Videos.
Each event will begin with our 10 question trivia game. Grab a pencil and paper and compete against your family! We will also host Q&A after the lecture. In order to ask a question, all you have to do is comment on Facebook.
Thanks to our video partner, Selestream for providing the live-streaming of Science Pub and thanks to Fingers Crossed Interpreting for providing the ASL interpreting!