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100 years ago, Albert Einstein forever changed our view of space, time, and the cosmos. Join some of the world's top experts for the culmination of a year long centenary celebration of Albert Einstein's developments of the theory of general relativity. Einstein himself would be amazed at what has transpired over the last century, from black holes to an accelerating universe! The panel discussion will feature Nobel Laureates, scientists, and historians in conversation with Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss. Gain new insights into Einstein and his most famous work, exciting developments in physics, and what we can expect in the next 100 years from this groundbreaking theory.
Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at California Institute of Technology, Kip Thorne’s research currently examines nonlinear dynamical behaviors of spacetime. Thorne co-authored the treatment for the film Interstellar, and served as its science advisor.
Theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek is Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Origins Project Distinguished Visiting Professor at Arizona State University. He received the Nobel Prize in 2004 for his work on asymptotic freedom in the theory of strong interaction.
Thomas J. Barber Professor in Space Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Adam Riess works on measurements of the cosmological framework of supernovae and Cepheids. He received the Nobel Prize in 2011 for his work in the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.
Historian of modern physical science Diana Kormos-Buchwald is Professor of History at California Institute of Technology. In addition to her research on scientific ideas and experiments from 1895-1945, she is the director of the Einstein’s Papers Project, an open-access digital resource of Albert Einstein’s work.
Moderator Lawrence Krauss is an author, professor, physicist, public intellectual and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, where he is also Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics.
A book signing will follow.
The Origins Project is happy to acknowledge our co-sponsors: The School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics at Arizona State University.
*ASU Student Tickets: One ticket per student ID must be picked up in person at the ASU Gammage Box office.
All performances, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.