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Wednesday, July 15

Special Event: Popular Astrophysicist Janna Levin to Speak at U-M

From the Big Bang to the End of the Time: Scientific Creativity and the Limits of Knowledge
Speaker: Dr. Janna Levin, Physics & Astronomy (Barnard College of Columbia University) 

Time: August 6, 2015 from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
(Second Floor Michigan League)

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Talk Abstract: Insurmountable limits can inspire creative surges in science as well as art. The limit of light's speed led directly to the discovery of the big bang and black holes and defines our view of the past and the future. Limits can bring out our best, most agile selves to inspire great gestures of creativity, moments of discovery that change us forever.

This is a free public lecture associated with the DPF2015 conference which is the biannual meeting of the American Physics Society Division of Particle and Fields which the U-M Physics Department is hosting.