Date(s) - 04/17/2014
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
GeekCLE is going on a field trip over to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for the Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Afterwards we are going to head over to ABC the Tavern Uptown in University Circle for a couple of drinks and everyone is welcome!
Topic: The Copernicus Complex
Speaker: Caleb Scharf, Ph.D., Columbia University
Are we significant or insignificant? For the first time in human history, we stand poised to begin to truly answer this question. Extraordinary discoveries in astronomy and biology have revealed a Universe filled with dynamic and endlessly diverse planetary systems, and a picture of life as a phenomenon intimately linked with the most fundamental aspects of physics. But where this really leads us is not yet clear. It is possible that we need to find a way to see past the mediocre status that Copernicus assigned to us 500 years ago. Dr. Scharf will explain that to do this, we need to come to grips with the latest scientific research from the microscopic to the cosmic.