Questions that Matter: Making The Cosmos Local

Description: 

This series brings together UC Santa Cruz scholars with community members to explore questions that matter to all of us. We invite you to join us on January 27, 2015 for the series launch at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

If you missed out! Video, podcast, and photos can be found at: ihr.ucsc.edu/cosmos/

Featuring: Minghui Hu (History) and Anthony Aguirre (Physics)
Facilitated by: Nathaniel Deutsch (IHR Director)

Join the conversation at #ihrevents #ucsc50

For millennia, people across the globe have searched the sky for answers. They have imagined and reimagined the cosmos, from an infinite and eternal backdrop full of other worlds, to a young Earth encircled by nearby planets and crystal spheres of stars. What is the relation between our lives here on Earth and the wider realm of nearby planets, distant stars, unfathomably faraway galaxies, and a potentially infinite universe—or swarm of universes? Where do we find, or create, meaning in such a picture?

Please join us for an evening of conversation and connection as we bring these questions down to earth and make the cosmos local.

This UCSC 50th Anniversary Event is presented by the Institute for Humanities Research in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Location details: 

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Admission: 
Admission Required
Admission details: 

$10 admission includes one drink at Kuumbwa and light refreshments.
Doors open at 6pm with wine and hors d’ oeuvres. Program starts at 7pm.

Invited Audience: 
Event dates: 
01/27/2015 - 6:00pm