Probing the Mysteries of the Universe

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Show 7pm

Join the leading scientists who have played a key role in changing our understanding of our place in the cosmos in a lively panel discussion of the major outstanding challenges, experiments, and theories that are likely to further alter our picture of the universe in the 21st century.

Our understanding of the Universe has been revolutionized over the past 25 years as stunning new observations have opened new windows on the cosmos. Panelists will include Nobel Laureate Barry Barish, who helped direct and build the LIGO gravitational wave observatory,  theorist Michael Turner, who, along with Lawrence Krauss, was one of the first scientists to propose the existence of dark energy, a name he coined, and several special guests, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and the originator of cosmic inflation, Alan Guth, who will be beaming in for the event, as well as several other panelists to be announced.  A must see event for anyone interested in cutting edge science and astronomy. 

Limited VIP tickets ($150) are available that include premium seating, a Meet and Greet with the Panelists, along with a pre-event VIP reception (light appetizers and drinks).

Interested in attending both nights?  CLICK HERE to purchase a 2-Night Origins bundle and reserve the same seats for both nights!

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