Perimeter Institute Fall Lecture Series for 2008

13/01/2009 04:25 PM

Colonial Motel and Antiques, Port Elgin, presents....
the fall series of
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Taped Lectures
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
33 Victoria Street N., Southampton
Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30pm - September 24 to December 3 - every other week
Admission is by Donation
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008    - What banged?
Dr. Neil Turok, a world-renowned scientist, examines the conventional view that the universe somehow burst into existence full of  "inflationary" energy and contrasts that with the new view in which "the bang" is a far more normal event, which occurred in a pre-existing universe. Dr. Turok was recently appointed Executive Director of the Perimeter Institute, effective Oct. 1. Professor Stephen Hawking, the internationally acclaimed scientist at the University of Cambridge and a close colleague of Dr. Turok, says, "he has been a colleague of mine for number of years and I have been very impressed by his insight and originality.  The combination of Neil and PI is brilliant and holds great promise for the future"
Oct. 8     Science Fiction and Reality; Nobel Prize winner Dr. Gerard't Hooft
Oct. 22  The Curious World of Probabilities: Jeffrey Rosenthal, University of Toronto
Nov. 5    From Einstein's Intuition to Quantum Bits: Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique 
               Graduate School
Nov. 19  Time & Einstein in the 20th Century: The coolest stuff in the Universe: William    
               D. Phillips
Dec. 3    Sir Roger Penrose, prominent mathematician, theoretical physicist and author
For more information, please contact the Museum at 519-797-2080 * 1-866-318-8889, or see our website at