NSS Phx Monthly Meeting

Video Presentation:

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 7 PM Lawrence Krauss walked onto the stage at ASU Gammage Auditorium and began an evening focused on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science with a panel of some of the world’s most well known scientists, writers, and broadcasters.

Join us to view the video of this incredible event from start to finish as they discuss the stories that made them want to become scientists. These distinguished and accomplished individuals demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance of helping promote a public understanding of science.

  1. Tracy Day, a four-time National News Emmy award-winning journalist and World Science Festival Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
  2. Brian Greene, is perhaps one of the most famous theoretical physicists in the world, thanks to his 1999 best-selling book, The Elegant Universe, a guide to string theory for average readers.
  3. Ira Flatow, NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist, he is the host of Talk Of The Nation: Science Friday where he strives "to make science and technology a topic for discussion around the dinner table."
  4. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
  5. Lawrence Krauss executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director
  6. Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists, was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1941.
  7. Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society.
  8. Neal Stephenson, popular science fiction writer and author of the three-volume historical epic “The Baroque Cycle” (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World) and the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

The entire video presentation is about 2 hours and 15 minutes long. There will be limited refreshments and you are encouraged to bring your own as well.

 

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  • Greg R.

    Agreed about the May meeting! I counted 27 before the break and 22 near the end of the second part (not including the couple kids running around).

    May 19, 2013

  • Charles Lee L.

    The turnout for the May meeting was very good. I counted over twenty. They all enjoyed the video and had a good time before and after socializing. They clapped and laughed and was very engaged in what the seven people in the video was saying and doing. All in all, it was a fine meeting.

    May 19, 2013

  • Michael M.

    I belong to another group having an event Saturday so I will miss this meeting.

    May 12, 2013

  • Greg R.

    Marcia, Charles is right. However, the last year has been a good one for those coming up with ideas in the field of "Breakthrough Physics". If interested in inquiring further into the subject of how can we gain light speed, a place to start might be the "100-year Starship Project" (just search online for that topic). *Exceeding* light speed is the real trick and for that some ideas don't involve fuel as we think about it now. In answer to your second question, the answer is already *theoretically* "Yes" for *sub-light* travel. *Theoretically* because as Charles mentioned very little practical work has been done yet to test ideas such as continuous beamed laser propulsion or scooping up interstellar hydrogen in-flight to provide the needed fuel supply without stopping.

    May 4, 2013

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