Losing the Nobel Prize

A book discussion with Brian Keating

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Light refreshments will be served at 6:15 pm. Seating will begin at 6:45 pm.

What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they'd glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the world tuned in to the announcement broadcast live from Harvard University, immediately igniting rumors of an imminent Nobel Prize. But had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or, swept up in Nobel dreams, had they been deceived by a galactic mirage?

Join MoMath and author Brian Keating to hear this story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science's highest honor.

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:00 pm   through   8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
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