Skeptic Society lecture: Humble Before The Void: Western Science Meets Tibetan Buddhism

SURPRISE, DELIGHT, AND UNBRIDLED MIRTH are not commonly encountered in the science classroom. But in the foothills of the Himalaya, at a program to teach cosmology to Buddhist monks by the University of Arizona astronomer Chris Impey, they were daily occurrences. Working with this unique audience spurred new ways of thinking about the universe and the art of teaching. This talk takes listeners on an adventure at the nexus of science, religion, philosophy, and culture.  Dr. Impey has written a book about his experiences, "Humble Before The Void"

Following the lecture there will be a screening of "Particle Fever", the wonderful new documentary film about the discovery of the Higgs boson.

Here's a link to the Skeptic Society details.

May 18, 2014 at 2pm - 5pm
Baxter Hall, California Institute of Technology
332 S Michigan Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
United States
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Ian Dodd · · 3104220264
$15.00 USD
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