Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat – Nov. 10

Paul HalpernOur November 10th public lecture and AAAP meeting will be held at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall. The talk will be presented by well-known physicist and science author, Paul Halpern.

Dr. Halpern will discuss his latest book – “Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat; How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics.”   This new publication will be available for sale at the meeting, along with a book-signing.

Dr. Halpern was the recipient of a prestigious 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Award. He was among 184 artists, scholars and scientists nationally selected to receive a fellowship from more than 2,800 applicants. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. He used the fellowship award to examine the history of the notion of higher dimensions in science, as well as the impact of this idea upon popular culture. His research, “The Concept of Dimensionality in Science,” covered the period from the mid-19th century, when the idea of the fourth dimension was first introduced, until the late 20th century, when scientists developed 10 and 11 dimensional models of the universe.

A recipient of the Athenaeum Society Literary Award, he has published numerous research articles in the fields of general relativity, cosmology, chaos theory and complexity. In 1996, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where he studied evolutionary algorithms. Please join us for what will be an informative and interesting talk!

A members-only, meet-the-speaker dinner will begin at 6:00 PM at Winberie’s Restaurant. Members, please RSVP via email to program@princetonastronomy.org for a reservation.

Peyton Hall is home to the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, and is located on Ivy lane next to Palmer Stadium on the Princeton University campus.

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