Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts!
Please join us this Wednesday as we conclude our 12-week-long screening + discussion of the lecture series "The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality." This series has guided us through scientists' attempts over the years to join the various natural forces like gravity, electricity, magnetism, and the nuclear forces into one single, unified theory to explain everything in nature. We have discussed the successes researches have had as well as the challenges they've faced (and still face!). This Wednesday we'll be wrapping up this journey with two really heady discussions about multi-verses and the latest, mose promising candidates for a comprehensive theory of everything. A description of lectures #23 & 24 is below:
Lecture #23: Free Parameters and Other Universes (2018, 31 min)
"Now step into the realm of other universes. Do they exist? If so, how could we possibly know? Start by examining the free parameters that govern the structure and behavior of our universe. Then seek answers to four crucial questions that address why the parameters take the values that they do."
Lecture #24: Toward a Final Theory of Everything (2018, 35 min)
"Finish the course by reviewing unified theories since Newton, analyzing a remarkable equation that brings major insights together and represents the current status of a theory of everything. Then look ahead to the next steps, and hear Dr. Lincoln’s own research agenda for this momentous quest."
Don't worry if you haven't seen any of the prior episodes of this series or if you don't know the first thing about this subject matter (or anti-matter, HAHA!!!). No prior understanding of electricity, magnetism, the standard model, relativity, or mathematics is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely.
Now for some administrative details....
The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM.
As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along!
There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods:
cash: donation cup at event
You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, SomEV Presents
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston