An Evening Inside the Multiverse

May 28, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Harold Washington Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium (lower level)
Harold Washington Library, 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

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From the eighth-century The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night to the twentieth-century stories of Jorge Luis Borges, literature has shown us the possibility of other selves, worlds, and even universes. The quantum revolution and recent discoveries in physics and astronomy point to the jaw-dropping idea that our universe may be only one of many universes constituting an infinitely large multiverse. In this talk, Dr. Marcela Carena and Michael Zapata will discuss various theories about parallel universes and how they impact the ways in which we think about science, literature, and our own lives. It’s at once humbling and stirring to think that our own expansive and often hidden reality might be stranger than fiction.

Event Details

Thursday, May 28th, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium (lower level), 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605.

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