Campus Theme: Shapes of Curiosity

Two upcoming lectures by Physicist Lawrence Krauss:

Journey to the Beginning of Time

Even a generation ago, fundamental existential questions such as, “How did the Universe Begin?, How will it End?, Are we Alone, and, Are there are Universes?” and other less grand but no less interesting questions such as “Do Black Holes Exist?” may have appeared as forever inaccessible metaphysical questions. Remarkably in the past decade or two, and in some cases in the past year or it has become clear that at all of these are accessible, at least in principle, to experiment and observation, and in some cases we have come very close to answering them, or may do so within the next decade. These remarkable developments, which relate to questions all of us have, whether we are scientists or not, prove that Science Fact trumps Science Fiction every day.

Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Krauss, The Origins Project, Arizona State University

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 • 7 pm

SOU Stevenson Union Rogue River Room
(Overflow in Stevenson Union Arena)

The Greatest Story Ever Told . . . So Far

Curiosity has driven the greatest human intellectual adventure we have ever undertaken, and that journey is the story I will describe here. Our journey will begin with Plato and follow it right up to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. The real story of our effort to understand the Universe is much more interesting and exciting than the myths pervaded by the ancients. It is a tale ripe with drama and surprise. and allows us to explore the hallmarks of what makes up good science and good scientific discoveries, by continuing to ask questions and by opening our minds to the evidence of nature to answer them. I will conclude by discussing the implications of these discoveries for our fundamental understanding our understanding of our origins, and our future.
 Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Krauss, The Origins Project, Arizona State University
Thursday, November 10, 2016 • 7 pm
Room 151 of the Science Building
(Overflow in Meese Auditorium of the Center for the Visual Arts)

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The Center for the Humanities is the main organizing group for the SOU Campus Theme Activities.

Each year, the Center for the Humanities selects, with the support of other campus groups, a thematic focus for the year and coordinates lectures, courses and other events around that theme.

2016-17 Theme: Campus Theme: Shapes of Curiosity

Previous Themes

2015-16 Exploring Reality

2014-15 Revolution

2013-14, Race

2012-13,  Exploring Happiness

2011-12,  Civility

20010-11, On Being Human

2009-10, Tocqueville Imagining America

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