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Scientific Controversies Series: #2 Time’s Arrow
Nov 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
What: Scientific Controversies, A Series with Janna Levin: #2 Time’s Arrow
Where: Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231
When: Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
What: Time is intangible but stubbornly persistent. We move forward, inevitably and relentlessly. We can’t grab a moment in time. We can’t point to it once it’s gone. Is time real or an illusion? Will we ever defy the arrow of time, stop its flow or go backwards? Astrophysicist and write Janna Levin invites Physicist/Philosopher David Albert in conversation with science writer James Gleick to consider the possibilities from Time Travel to Time’s Arrow.
David Albert (Professor / Director of M.A. Program in The Philosophical Foundations of Physics at Columbia University, author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience and Time and Chance)
James Gleick (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist and author of Chaos: Making a New Science and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood)
Janna Levin (Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard / Columbia, author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman dreams of Turing Machines)
Cost: Free, please RSVP https://56129.blackbaudhosting.com/56129/Scientific-Controversies-2
More Information: http://pioneerworks.org
About Pioneer Works:
Pioneer Works (www.pioneerworks.org) is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin, the Fall / Winter line-up can be found here: http://pioneerworks.org/events/