Make it about art, self-expression, and sidewalk cafes. Like these people were doing last month:
The Shapiro Center presents an evening of cosmology in collaboration with COSMO 2014 and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago. The “multiverse” theory posits that our universe is but one of an enormous number of separate and distinct universes. This theme has inspired science fiction, literature and art. Cosmologists and artists who use cosmological themes in their work will participate in this installment of “Conversations on Art and Science,” a lecture series launched in 2011 by SAIC president Walter Massey.
Artist Anna Von Martens will discuss her textile compositions that use computer programs to accurately map out the rotation of the stars and planets; SAIC Professor Kathryn Schaffer will discuss her production of the zine series “The Small Science Collective”; and artist Julie R. Amrany and scientist Emil Martinec will discuss their collaborative work based on the theories of black holes.
The University of Chicago’s Michael S. Turner will moderate a provocative discussion on the multiverse with panelists: Raphael Bousso, a theoretical physicist at UC Berkeley, Rocky Kolb, a cosmologist at the University of Chicago, Eva Silverstein, a MacArthur Fellow at Stanford University, Jeff Harvey, a string theorist at the University of Chicago, and 2014 Kavli Prize winner Andrei Linde from Stanford University.
This makes so much sense. When the textiles find their way into fashion, w can add a catwalk too.
Guys, here’s a great idea: Don’t come back from the reception. Physics will get on just fine. Deal?
Oops, they probably did wander back. Oh well, … maybe after we add the catwalk, cultural narratives, more exhibits, and …
See also: The multiverse as the most dangerous idea in physics (Ellis: Similar claims have been made since antiquity by many cultures. What is new is the assertion that the multiverse is a scientific theory)
Multiverse cosmology: Assuming that evidence still matters, what does it say?
In search of a road to reality
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