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Founder and Senior Faculty Member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAdjunct Professor of Physics, The University of WaterlooGraduate Faculty, Department of Philosophy, The University of Toronto
Wednesday, May 28, 20146:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. DePaul University Student Center - Room 314Lincoln Park Campus2250 North SheffieldChicago
The DePaul Humanities Center is proud to inaugurate its annual “Third Culture” lecture series by welcoming physicist Lee Smolin.
Smolin’s work in quantum theories of gravity and his own cosmological theory of natural selection have led him to produce more than 150 scientific papers and to be widely celebrated within his field. He has also published popular but no less rigorous books (such as Life of the Cosmos and Time Reborn) that have brought his radical and radically original ideas to the public at large. Professor Smolin is, indeed, a public intellectual, a scientist, and a humanist—an extraordinary example of what it means to be a thinker of The Big Questions who disregards the ad hoc disciplinary boundaries of academia and tradition in favor of an approach that seeks truth even when the idea of truth itself becomes slippery. Join us for a special investigation of the nature of time and temporality as Lee Smolin presents the first annual DePaul Humanities Center Third Culture Lecture.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Sheffield Parking Facility located at 2335 N. Sheffield and in the Clifton Parking Deck located at 2330 N. Clifton. Contact DePaul Parking Services (773-325-7275) for rates.