Agenda For Cosmic Frontiers: Steven Hawking And The Universe – April 27-28 At SALA And Live-Streamed On YouTube

Agenda For Cosmic Frontiers: Steven Hawking And The Universe – April 27-28 At SALA And Live-Streamed On YouTube

Agenda For Cosmic Frontiers: Steven Hawking And The Universe – April 27-28 At SALA And Live-Streamed On YouTube

The New Mexico Consortium reminds all who are interested to join us at our upcoming event, Cosmic Frontiers: Stephen Hawking & The Universe, taking place on April 27-28 at SALA Los Alamos Event Center.

While attending the event in person offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of scientific discovery and interact with experts in the field, we understand that not everyone can make it to Los Alamos. That’s why we’re excited to announce that the event will also be live-streamed on YouTube for viewers to tune in and participate in the cosmic journey. Join the live stream on YouTube via the link on the Cosmic Frontiers main website: https://cosmicfrontiers.org/ or go directly to our YouTube channel @CosmicFrontiers24

AGENDA – SATURDAY APRIL 27

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Scientific Symposium (Session Chair: Avadh Saxena, LANL)

9:00 a.m.
Welcome
John Engen, CEO of the New Mexico Consortium
Avadh Saxena, LANL

9:05 a.m.
Plenary – “The End of Physics?”
Paul Davies, Arizona State University

9:50 a.m.
“Tabletop Experiments for Quantum Cosmology”
Fumika Suzuki, LANL

10:15 a.m.
Plenary – “Before the Big Bang”
Laura Mersini-Houghton, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

10:55 a.m.
“What’s Inside a ‘Black Hole’ and How Would We Know?”
Emil Mottola, New Mexico Consortium & University of New Mexico

11:20 a.m.
Round table Q&A

Lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Stephen Hawking & The Universe

Welcome
Gordon Freedman, National Laboratory for Education Transformation
Executive Producer of the documentary film “A Brief History of Time”

Welcome
Prof. Kip Thorne
California Institute of Technology (Emeritus)

Welcome
Profs. Marcia and George Rieke, University of Arizona
On behalf of the James Webb Space Telescope

Yá’át’ééh shitxaa’ Yàdiłhxił
Prof. DezBaa’, Northern New Mexico College

Memories of Stephen Hawking
Malcolm Perry, Laura Mersini-Houghton, Paul Davies, Thomas Hertog

Memories of Stephen Hawking and making the film
Gordon Freedman

2:30 p.m. THE FILM – “A Brief History of Time”

Q&A with Gordon Freedman on the film itself, the cast, and behind the scenes

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lobby Reception & Book Signing Event

Authors will be signing copies of their books in the lobby of SALA.

The books featured are:

“What’s Eating the Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions” by Paul Davies

“Before The Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe and What Lies Beyond” by Laura
Mersini-Houghton

“On the Origin of Time: Stephen Hawking’s Final Theory” by Thomas Hertog

“The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time
Travel, and
Gravitational Waves” by Kip Thorne and Lia Halloran [authors not present for signing]

“A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking [author not present for signing]

“The Grand Design” by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow [author not present for
signing]

Books are available at Samizdat Bookstore in Los Alamos and also available for purchase
in the SALA lobby during the event.

Break for Dinner

7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Evening Session

Welcome
John Engen, CEO of the New Mexico Consortium

Welcome and Remarks
Anna Llobet, Chair-Elect of the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee
The JROMC is co-sponsoring the evening lecture.

Remarks & Introduction of the Speaker
Thom Mason, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lecture: “On the Origin of Time: Stephen Hawking’s Final Theory”
Thomas Hertog, Institute for Theoretical Physics, KU Leuven, Belgium

Q&A with Thomas Hertog

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stargazing

Stargazing with local astronomers (PEEC, Pajarito Astronomers) in Spirio Field in
Overlook Park, White Rock. Map to location is at cosmicfrontiers.org. Viewing
begins after 8:50 p.m. when it will be dark enough.

AGENDA – SUNDAY APRIL 27

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Morning Session

Panel Discussion
The State of the Universe and How to Communicate Big Science to the Public

TOPICS: Big unanswered questions about the Universe, astrophysics since Stephen
Hawking, more Q&A from talks on Saturday

Participants:

Cosmic Frontiers Speakers
Thomas Hertog, Laura Mersini-Houghton, Malcolm Perry, Paul Davies, Gordon Freedman, Emil Mottola

Lisa Danielson, Director of the Center for Space & Earth Science, LANL
Chris Fryer, Director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies, LANL
Galen Gisler, J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee, PEEC, former LANL
Sharon Sessions, Chair of the Dept. of Physics, New Mexico Tech
Yoli Pedraza, New Mexico State University, NASA Solar System Ambassador

Lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Stephen Hawking & The Universe

Welcome
Gordon Freedman, National Laboratory for Education Transformation
Executive Producer of the documentary film “A Brief History of Time”

Welcome
Prof. Kip Thorne, California Institute of Technology (Emeritus)

Welcome
Profs. Marcia and George Rieke, University of Arizona
On behalf of the James Webb Space Telescope

Yá’át’ééh shitxaa’ Yàdiłhxił
Prof. DezBaa’, Northern New Mexico College

Memories of Stephen Hawking
Malcolm Perry, Laura Mersini-Houghton, Paul Davies, Thomas Hertog

Memories of Stephen Hawking and making the film
Gordon Freedman

2:30 p.m. THE FILM – “A Brief History of Time”

Q&A with Gordon Freedman on the film itself, the cast, and behind the scenes

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lobby Reception

 

See the Los Alamos Reporter article at: https://losalamosreporter.com/2024/04/24/agenda-for-cosmic-frontiers-steven-hawking-and-the-universe-april-27-28-at-sala-and-live-streamed-on-youtube/

Learn more about this event at: https://cosmicfrontiers.org/