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Jimena Canales, Harvard Einstein’s famous claim that “the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion” underpins most physicists’ current understanding of time. Yet in recent years, agrowing number of contemporary physicists have opposed the need to write off our experience of emergent temporality from our understanding of the universe. The “hole at the heart of physics” (Scientific American, 2002) is usually traced back to how time is defined by the theory of relativity and the “block universe.”Can these debates be solved by science alone or are they inescapably philosophical, historical and cultural? My talk will explore the origins of this persistent quandary by focusing on the relation of physics to philosophy, and history and the humanities. https://events.fnal.gov/colloquium/events/event/canales-colloq-2019/ • Important to know Members of the public wishing to attend must show a photo ID at the laboratory entrance and tell the guard on duty that they are attending the colloquium. The guard will direct you to Wilson Hall. If you arrive around 3:30pm there is usually coffee and cookies on the mezzanine level just above the One West conference room.
Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics presents a CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium. ****FREE & OPEN to the Public**** ****No RSVP, no registration needed**** Dr. Dennis Schatz Senior Advisor, Pacific Science Center President-elect, National Science Teachers Association Board of Directors Senior Fellow, Institute for Learning Innovation Host: Michelle Paulsen Location: Tech, Room LR3, 2145 Sheridan Road Talk Title: Making Science Learning Lifelong, Lifewide and Lifedeep: What We Know About the Importance of Out-of-School (Informal) STEM Learning Talk Abstract: This presentation examines the research regarding when and where Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning occurs, when it is most important for developing future interest in STEM, and the role of out-of-school STEM learning. Parking Information: Beginning at 4pm, campus parking lots are open and do not require any permits. However, parking may still be difficult to find. Please leave yourself plenty of time. Recommendations: look for nearby street parking, try the North Campus Garage, or view the Northwestern Parking Map and check lots near the Technological Institute building. https://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/event/548107
The Space Race Lecture Series Humanity’s greatest adventure! The Space Race Lecture Series featuring former Harper student Cameron Halas A 4-part lecture series presenting the foundation for the information age and the reason why you are addicted to your smart phone. The Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union for the ultimate prize: The Moon. The biggest peace time battle of all time! Four lectures on how the race to the moon was won and how it impacted the world and changed society forever: Mondays • 2 - 3 PM • Building H, Room H254 September 24 FIRST IN SPACE October 22 GEMINI, VOSKHOD, APOLLO 1 and SOYUZ 1 November 26 THE MOON LANDING December 3 CONNECTING to SPACE For information please contact Michael J. Harkins, History Department[masked] Co-sponsored by the Cultural Arts Committee, and the History Department and History Academy https://events.harpercollege.edu/event/the_space_race_lecture_series