At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, in the KINSC Sharpless Auditorium, astrophysicist Dave Goldberg (Drexel) will treat us to a broadly accessible talk about topics of symmetry and how they manifest themselves in the answers to questions such as "Why are past, present, and future our only options?" and "Are time and space like a butterfly's wings?" This talk will be accessible to science-nerds and science-phobes alike. All welcome! (Foot entrance on Coursey Road; Free parking available through campus).
The author will be available for questions and book signing after the talk. Some books will be available for sale.
Weather permitting, we will then observe in Strawbridge Observatory at 8:30 p.m.
About the speaker: Professor Dave Goldberg is an astrophysicist and the director of physics undergraduate students at Drexel. He also happens to have written two wildly successful popular books about physics: A User's Guide to the Universe (with Jeff Blomquist, 2010) and The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (2013). Dr. Goldberg has received rave reviews for these fun romps around physics in the world that we all can connect with. He also writes an "Ask an Physicst" column for io9.com and has contributed to Slate.com.