Secret Science Club presents Mathematical Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf
Monday · April 17, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Bell House
This event is 21 and over
Einstein’s theory of relativity showed that gravity and the evolution of the cosmos can be understood through the geometry of space and time. But some of the most dramatic predictions of that theory, such as black holes and the Big Bang, challenge that idea. When combined with quantum mechanics, the solution points to a deeper underlying description of reality where space and time are . . . but an illusion.
Did the Big Bang create time? Do space and time switch places inside a black hole?
And that’s not all! Robbert Dijkgraaf examines how the strangest, deepest questions about the nature of the Universe sometimes yield the most unexpected and practical solutions to human problems. In a just-reissued reprise of one of the seminal arguments for the importance of basic scientific research, Dr. Dijkgraaf celebrates THE USEFULNESS OF USELESS KNOWLEDGE.
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .
The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds
Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215