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Rethinking
Reality

A Series of 5 Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves

The University of Arizona College of Science, Spring 2017

MONDAYS 7PM - JANUARY 30 TO MARCH 6

sci1610-graphic
Rethinking
Reality

A Series of 5 Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves

The University of Arizona College of Science, Spring 2016

MONDAYS 7PM - JANUARY 30 TO MARCH 6

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Lectures

Series Overview

Our intuitive understanding of reality comes from what we see and experience, but modern physics tells us that our world is actually stranger than the one we see, hear and touch every day. At extremes of scale, speed and time, our perceptions of the world prove hard to reconcile with established physical law. Here, at the cutting edge of physics where we attempt to reconcile the bizarre domain of quantum mechanics with the cosmic vastness of relativity, we must increasingly rely on new ways of thinking, seeing and experimenting to probe the principles which underlie everything. Join us as five University of Arizona physicists explain their role as pioneers rethinking the rules of reality.

JANUARY 30
dienes

Keith R. Dienes
Rethinking the Rules of Reality

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FEBRUARY 6
ozel

Feryal Ozel
The Journey to the Extreme

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FEBRUARY 13
gralla

Sam Gralla
Space, Time and Gravity

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FEBRUARY 27
cheu

Elliott Cheu
A Myriad of Particles

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MARCH 6
meystre

Pierre Meystre
Domesticating the Quantum

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Location

Centennial Hall
Lectures will be held at Centennial Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona.
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Parking
Parking is available on a pay-per-use basis in the Tyndall Avenue Garage.
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Time and Cost
All lectures begin at 7PM and are free to the public.

FAQ

How much are tickets?

Free! Every lecture is free to attend.

Where are the lectures held?

The lecture series is held in Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona Campus.

When do the lectures begin?

Lectures begin at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and we encourage you to arrive at Centennial Hall before 6:30 PM, as seating is limited.

Where should I park?

The closest parking garage is the Tyndall Avenue Garage. There are two more nearby garages at Main Gate and 6th Avenue. You can find a campus map here.

Will there be an overflow site if Centennial Hall is full?

Yes, there will be an overflow location within a short walking distance from Centennial Hall.

Will the lectures be streamed or taped?

Yes, each lecture is streamed live by AZPM On Demand. Each lecture will also air on television at a date and time to be announced. Podcasts are generally posted on this website within one to two weeks of each lecture.

How many years has the lecture series run?

The 2017 lecture series marks our 12th year and our 13th lecture series. The first year we held a fall and a spring series.

How do I support the Lecture Series?

Thank you! Donations can be made here. If you have questions about other ways to give please contact us.