Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge

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    Consider these questions:

    - Can machines produce limitless energy?
    - Is time travel possible?
    - Can anything travel faster than light?
    - Is it possible to escape from a black hole?

    Each is a puzzle that requires pieces from different parts of physics to solve. And after investigating these and other questions, you begin to see how all of physics is tied together in a system that is consistent, logical, beautiful, and often very surprising.

    For example, the question about whether time travel is possible leads you to a study of the nature of time and space. The paradoxes you encounter there are directly related to Einstein's concepts of space-time and the constancy of the speed of light from his Theory of Relativity. This, in turn, takes you to exotic ideas such as black holes and wormholes, which some theorists believe may be potential shortcuts through space-time.

    Before you know it, a staple subject of science fiction—time travel—has taken you through many layers of investigation to reveal profound truths about the universe.

    Let's get together to listen to Professor Benjamin Schumacher (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, working at Kenyon College) talking about this fascinating topics in 24 lectures (30 min/lecture).

    Further details to be announced soon.

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  • tom

    I would like to go to this event. Let me know the location. (hopefully with lots of parking)

    April 26

  • Alex

    Let's get this party started! When and where, organizer?

    April 25

  • Saleh

    Hello everyone!
    I'm very glad to find this group.
    I've been actively following up the news, articles and so on regarding the concept of time and the effect of graviton..
    I'd appreciate if you guys inform me of any similar groups or gatherings...

    January 1

  • Barbara

    I just RSVP'ed Yes, but since the date and time are still to be determined, I'm not certain if I can go; however, I saw that many past meetups were Friday nights. When we know this I will know for sure if I can go or not. Generally, Friday nights or Saturdays or Sundays work for me.

    November 24

  • Rebecca L.

    I'd love to attend. Sundays work well for me, or any evening far enough in advance so I can adjust my schedule. Let me know.

    February 12, 2014

  • Shamsheer M.

    I would like this event to be during weeekend. Anytime will do

    September 23, 2013

  • Shamsheer M.

    I would like to attend this event Let me know the date and venue

    September 23, 2013

  • Miguel A

    Thank you, Meta Julie, Tree Studios looks like a nice pace. Would it cost anything? Eduardo also offered his place (for a small group). In fact for this event more than a location what we need is to work the material a little, the lectures alone are sort of like listening to a "talking head"...

    September 24, 2012

    • Meta J.

      Do you have a phone number I can reach you at?

      September 24, 2012

    • Miguel A

      Feel free to contact to me using the "Contact" link in the Meetup group.

      September 24, 2012

  • Meta J.

    Did you want my assistance in providing a location for the Meetup?

    September 24, 2012

  • Meta J.

    I can provide the location at Tree Studios which is at 4 E. Ohio St. (Ohio/State)

    August 18, 2012

  • Howard M

    Saturday mornings through 3 are good for me most times. Wednesday and Friday evenings ok most times.

    July 26, 2012

  • Miguel A

    If interested in attending please suggests please suggest which days/times you are available to help in selecting a good time slot.

    July 15, 2012

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