"Great Minds Do NOT Think Alike: Einstein and Cosmology"
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at The Warehouse Italian Dinners in downtown Marion
Presented by Dr. Christopher Orban
Asst. Professor of Physics at The Ohio State University at Marion
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
The Warehouse Italian Dinners in downtown Marion
320 W. Center Street, Marion, OH 43302
Prof. Chris Orban leads the 2016 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) grant-funded project, “The Revolution in Cosmology: Fr. Georges Lemaitre’s Hidden God,” which focuses on the life and work of cosmologist and Catholic priest Georges Lemaître, who helped found Big Bang theory.
Orban loves to explain modern cosmology’s beginnings to today’s audiences. That period — early 20th-century cosmology — posed great questions:
- Is the universe infinitely old?
- Is the universe infinitely large?
- Will the universe ever stop expanding and start contracting?
While these questions are no longer at the forefront of the field of cosmology, Prof. Orban will provide a fun and engaging presentation revisiting when Einstein and others were wrestling with these issues.
This event is free and open to the public. Plan to arrive around 5:00 p.m. if you wish to order dinner (at your own cost) to enjoy with the presentation. For more information, visit go.osu.edu/sciencecafe, call 740-725-6340, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org