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“We Have No Idea”-Jorge Cham, PhD Comics
May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm$7.00
You’ve probably heard of a little thing called the universe. And you probably know about physics, the stuff that explains how the universe works. But what you might not know is just how much we actually don’t know. ISC is very excited to partner with Fermilab during Chicago Science Fest week and Fermi’s 50th anniversary year to welcome experts at explaining things, PHD Comics’ Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson.
In their new book, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe, Cham & Whiteson explore why a vast portion of our universe is still a mystery, and what a lot of smart people are doing to understand it. At this quirky, vibrant and engaging discussion, Cham and Whiteson will explore some of the biggest holes in our cosmic knowledge: Why does the universe have a speed limit? What (or who) is attacking earth with tiny, super-fast particles? What exactly is Dark Matter? And for that matter…what is matter? Cham and Whiteson work together to illuminate everything from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. This event is perfect for anyone who is curious about big, universe-sized questions.
Jorge Cham is the creator of the popular online comic Piled Higher and Deeper, popularly known as PHD Comics and earned his PhD in robotics at Stanford.
Daniel Whiteson is a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. He conducts research using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Our speakers will be signing books after the lecture, which will be available purchase that evening. If you don’t want to wait, books will be available at all major retailers starting May 9.