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Public Lectures Series | Perimeter Institute

From: Betty
Sent on: Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:53 AM

If you are interested in attending PI's DECEMBER PUBLIC LECTURE, 

Tickets available Monday, November 19 at 9 am

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets available starting at 9:00 am on the specified date, and sell out very quickly. Due to the high volume of traffic to our website the moment free tickets become available, you may have difficulty accessing the site on your first attempt. Please continue to try to log in as this is still the best way to obtain tickets. Due to the demand for tickets to our lectures, a maximum of two (2) tickets may be ordered per account. 

If you get tickets and are interested in carpooling to Waterloo, you can leave a comment to that effect on our NYPG main page.  


Mohsen and Betty.

Full details here:


Philip Ball, Writer

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Waterloo Collegiate Institute - 300 Hazel St. Waterloo

Curiosity is often said to drive science, but until the seventeenth century – the age of the so-called Scientific Revolution – it was regarded with suspicion and condemnation. What happened to liberate curiosity? Why did no question seem too vast or trivial to be ruled out of bounds? And what does the freedom to be curious really mean for science today?

PHILIP BALL is a freelance writer. He previously worked for over 20 years as an editor for the international science journal Nature. He writes regularly in the scientific and popular media, and has authored many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and the wider culture, including The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature, H2O: A Biography of Water, Bright Earth, Universe of Stone and The Music Instinct. His latest book is Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything. His book Critical Mass won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. 


Betty Muir
North York Physics Group
email: [address removed]

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