Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Science in the Pub: Where Do We Come From?

Summary

Come and join in a discussion about thoughts on the questions about the nature of the Universe.

Start Date

10th Aug 2012 7:00pm

End Date

10th Aug 2012 9:00pm

Venue

Dr Syntax Hotel, 139 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay

RSVP / Contact Information

No RSVP required, but for further information contact: Karen.Bradford@utas.edu.au

For as long as humanity has been self-aware, people have asked the question "Where do people come from?". For some people the answer is that our Universe was created by a god or gods. The modern scientific explanation is that the Universe originated in a big bang 13.7 millions billion years ago. Both of these answers raised many questions: who created the gods? How do you create something from nothing? Why do the laws of physics seem tailored to allow intelligent life to exist? 

Come and join in a discussion with Professor Lawrence Krauss (Arizona State University) and Professor John Dickey (UTAS) as they share some of their thoughts on the "big" questions about the nature of the Universe.

Professor Lawrence Krauss