Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning with Marcelo Gleiser and Rebecca Goldstein
November 3, 2014
Can science and philosophy provide answers to our questions about where we came from and what our place is in the universe? Renowned theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein discuss the limits of knowledge and how much we can actually know of the world, arguing that both science and philosophy have fundamental limits and our knowledge of the world is – and always will be – necessarily incomplete. In a broad-ranging intellectual history of our search for knowledge and meaning, Gleiser and Goldstein offer a unique view of what it means to be human in a universe filled with mystery.
Gleiser will sign copies of his book, The Island of Knowledge and Goldstein's book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, will be on sale after the lecture.
UPDATE: Special guest Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist, linguist, and evolutionary psychologist will be filling in for Rebecca Goldstein. Read more about Pinker at his website here: http://stevenpinker.com/.
More in this Series:
Frontiers Lecture: Supernova Forensics: A Stellar Investigation from Cradle to Grave and Beyond with Alicia Soderberg
March 9, 2015
What happens when a star explodes? How do we study a phenomenon that happens huge distances away in space and far back in time?
March 21, 2015
Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.
March 31, 2015
No Cosmos-esque Ship of the Imagination in your apartment? Come for a cosmic ride in the Hayden Planetarium instead!
Frontiers Lecture: How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole: Building the Event Horizon Telescope with Shep Doeleman
April 13, 2015
Shep Doeleman will explore the evidence for black holes, and describe an effort to link radio dishes around the world to form an Earth-sized virtual telescope that will make the first images of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
April 21, 2015
Join Brian Levine as he explores the history of human perception of the breadth of the universe as we perceive it.
May 11, 2015
Natalie Batalha, a mission scientist with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, discusses the latest in the hunt for exoplanets — planets beyond our solar system, some of which might harbor life.
May 26, 2015
The evening sky of June 2015 will be exceptionally interesting because of its array of bright planets. Hayden Presenter Joe Rao explains the highlights.