Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

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About Simons Foundation Presents
A free event series, Simons Foundation Presents aims to create a space for conversations about science and its broader societal and cultural relevance. Each event pairs one of our 200 researchers with special guests to discuss the intersection of their work. Afterwards, we invite everyone in the audience to continue the conversation together over refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.

Join writers and editors from Quanta Magazine for a stimulating panel discussion on the biggest ideas in math and science presented in two new books: Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy. Panelists will discuss whether our universe is “natural,” the natures of time and infinity, our strange quantum reality, the origin and evolution of life, the role of mathematics in science and society, and where all these questions are taking us.

Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the Institute for Advanced Study
Kevin Hartnett, senior writer at Quanta Magazine
John Rennie, deputy editor at Quanta Magazine
Natalie Wolchover, senior writer and editor at Quanta Magazine

Thomas Lin, editor in chief at Quanta Magazine

5:15 – 6:00 pm Doors open; books available for purchase
6:00 – 7:00 pm Panel discussion + Q&A
7:00 – 7:45 pm Book signing and refreshments

This free event is presented in collaboration with Quanta Magazine. Registration is required. Without registration, you will not be informed of scheduling changes.


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