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 challenge, 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,and several special guests, including world famous gravitation theorist Kip Thorne, who shared the Nobel Prize with Barish, and Alan Guth, both of whom will be beaming into the event virtually; as well as several other panelists to be announced. 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).
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Valley Metro Light Rail operates 18–22 hours per day, seven days a week and stops every 12–20 minutes along the 28-mile line linking Phoenix to neighboring communities and attractions. There is a dedicated stop on the Valley Metro Light Rail at the Phoenix Convention Center, making travel to and from the area convenient, especially to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Directions to Phoenix Convention Center from the Airport: Take the free PHX Sky Train from Level 3 of Terminal 4 to the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station. From there, take the elevator or escalator down to the platform of the 44th St/Washington Valley Metro Rail stop. If you are traveling from Terminals 2 or 3, take the free black and silver PHX Airport Shuttle to Terminal 4 and then proceed to Level 3 to connect with the PHX Sky Train. The PHX Sky Train and Airport shuttles are designed for travelers with luggage and run seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
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