Kavli Lecture - A Universe of Surprises

Join us as we livestream “A Universe of Surprises”, a free lecture and visual presentation by Dr. Laura Trouille and Dr. Chris Lintott. We will be livestreaming the presentation from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and will be one of 30 planetariums around the world taking part.

About the lecture:
Our Universe is full of surprises, from ghost remnants of black hole jets to exotic planets around distant stars to Boyajian’s star, the most mysterious star in our galaxy. Drs. Chris Lintott and Laura Trouille will use these unexpected discoveries to explore what we know—and what we don’t—about our dynamic Universe. They’ll examine how scientists cope with surprises, reveal what it’s like to think you might have found aliens, and explain how you too might make a remarkable discovery from the comfort of your home. With future telescopes, scanning the sky night after night, set to provide astronomers with a dynamic view of the Universe for the first time, there’s never been a better time to look up at the night sky—and be surprised!

The Speakers:
Chris Lintott is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He is involved in a number of popular science projects aimed at bringing astronomy to a wider audience, including as main presenter of the BBC TV series, The Sky At Night. Laura Trouille is Vice President of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium and a Research Associate at Northwestern University. Together, Chris and Laura lead Zooniverse, the largest online citizen science platform, with 1.8 million participants worldwide.

What is the Kavli Foundation?
The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humanity. The Foundation supports scientific research, honors scientific achievement, and promotes public understanding of scientists and their work.

The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, symposia and other initiatives in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics. The Foundation is also a founding partner of the Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

Doors: 5:00pm. We ask that you arrive by 5:15pm to claim your seat. Any unclaimed seats will be given to walk-ins after 5:15pm.

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Event Details

November 1, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm