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presented by Professor Santa J. Ono

Jump-start your mind and heart

Join President Santa J. Ono for UBC Connects, a new public lecture series featuring the world’s most esteemed thought leaders. In an age of fake news, social isolation and spiritual apathy, UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues.

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Featured Talk

Michio Kaku

 

The Universe in a Nutshell: Why physics is the key to pretty much everything

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30-9:00 pm,
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC Vancouver campus (Map)
In partnership with alumni UBC

 

This series is made possible with the generous support of the R & J Stern Family Foundation

 

Tickets
General Admission & Alumni: $10
Includes reception
Limited free seating for UBC students

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Michio Kaku

Physics

 

About the Talk:

In his characteristic fun, friendly and highly accessible manner, theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why this particular branch of science is the key to pretty much everything.

He argues that physicists may soon shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein’s famous e=mc², and that advances in string theory may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence.

Whether you slept through high school science or are about to defend your thesis in quantum physics, your curiosity and imagination is sure to be ignited by this spellbinding session with one of the world’s most famous scientists.

 

About the Speaker:

A graduate of Harvard and UC Berkeley, Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is an internationally recognized authority in Einstein’s unified field theory and is highly respected for predicting trends affecting business, medicine, finance, and our way of life, based on the latest research in science. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers including his most recent book, The Future of the Mind. He appears regularly on national and international TV, and hosts numerous science TV and radio programs. He has more than three million Facebook fans and more than half a million Twitter followers.

He holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York where he has taught for almost 30 years. A co-founder of string theory, his goal is to complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything” and to derive an equation-perhaps no more than one inch long-which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe.


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