Rethinking Reality science lecture series

Series Overview (Jan. 30 to March 6)

“Our intuitive understanding of reality comes from what we see and experience, but modern physics tells us that our world is actually stranger than the one we see, hear and touch every day. At extremes of scale, speed and time, our perceptions of the world prove hard to reconcile with established physical law. Here, at the cutting edge of physics where we attempt to reconcile the bizarre domain of quantum mechanics with the cosmic vastness of relativity, we must increasingly rely on new ways of thinking, seeing and experimenting to probe the principles which underlie everything. Join us as five University of Arizona physicists explain their role as pioneers rethinking the rules of reality.”

at UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Way (east of Park Ave.), Mondays at 7 p.m. for 5 weeks (except Feb. 20).

Photos of lecturers & description of their lectures follows:

JANUARY 30
dienes

Keith R. Dienes
Rethinking the Rules of Reality

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FEBRUARY 6
ozel

Feryal Ozel
The Journey to the Extreme

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FEBRUARY 13
gralla

Sam Gralla
Space, Time and Gravity

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FEBRUARY 27
cheu

Elliott Cheu
A Myriad of Particles

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MARCH 6
meystre

Pierre Meystre
Domesticating the Quantum

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Let us listen, learn and “rethink” our realities.

4 responses to “Rethinking Reality science lecture series

  1. Carolyn Classen

    3rd and 4th lectures online:

    https://uascience.org/team/sam-gralla/

    https://uascience.org/team/elliot-cheu/. Don’t miss last lecture on March 6th.

  2. Carolyn Classen

    2nd lecture The Journey to the Extreme online now: https://uascience.org/team/feryal-ozel/

  3. Carolyn Classen

    1st lecture Rethinking Rules of Reality online here: https://uascience.org/team/keith-r-dienes/

  4. For Sure Not Tom

    Sounds like it’s going to get “spooky”. I wish I could attend, I love this stuff.

    I have a theory that if everyone knew what happens with the itty-bitty quantum stuff, how big all those little white dots in the photos from Hubble actually are, and the relationship between the two, we’d all stop fighting and just stare at the sky all day and night mumbling “holy shit” under our breath.

    With a proper amount of awe.