Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

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About Presents
Presents is a free events series exploring the connections between science, culture and society. Join our scientists and special guests as they discuss the intersections of their work, followed by an evening of conversation over drinks. It’s an opportunity to hear new perspectives that may challenge your assumptions and stoke your curiosity. Meet interesting people who share a passion for ideas and discovery. Come for the conversation, stay for the connections.

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.

Inquiries: [email protected]

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