Fear of Black Universe


WHEN February 15, 2022
7-8:30 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Great physics requires us to think outside the mainstream—to improvise and rely on intuition. This talk explores three principles that shape all theories of the universe—the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence—as well as some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the big bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, Stephon Alexander makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities. Compelling and empowering, Fear of a Black Universe offers remarkable insight into the art of physics.

Time: 7:00pm Gulf Standard Time
            10:00am Eastern Standard Time
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  • Stephon Solomon Alexander, Professor of Physics, Brown University; President of The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP); Executive Director of Harlem Gallery of Science; and Author, “Fear of a Black Universe” (Basic Books, 2021)

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